Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Movies


1. Stalker / Tarkovski

2. Metropolis / Lang

3. Apocalypse Now! / Coppola

4. Karlson På Taket / Hellborn

5. Ivan the Terrible / Eisenstein

6. Fata Morgana / Herzog

7. Dersu Uzala / Kurozawa

8. Das Kabinet des Dr. Caligari / Wiene

9. M / Lang

10. Man Without Past / Kaurismäki

My Movies

The best and most inspiring architect for me is Andrei Tarkovski. Some others stand in line too obviously commanded by the eternity like Eisenstein, Kubrick, Bergman and Coppola in "Apocalypse Now!". Of course architecture is in connection with eternity too, but the questions seem to be disappointingly small. Movie can talk about righ and wrong, the choices man makes. No architect says anymore: "Light is the oldest daughter of God", and just a few die on the construction site. Where is the construction site of eternity? It should be up always, but mainly only from the movies I can sense this. I guess the same way like all the great movies are made with no commercial ambitions the architecture must follow. We must just build.

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