Great Moments in Cinema: Solaris

Chris Olson of Clearance Bin Review writes, "Often, this column tends to focus on moments, scenes, or sequences that serve as a capsule or summation of the larger themes presented in a particular film. However, there is something to be said of moments that stand out simply because they are beautiful, touching, or powerful all on their own. These are the moments that often take our breath away or get our blood pumping, and we get lost in them simply because of how lovely or moving they are. Andrei Tarkovsky was a master at creating sequences like this, mostly because he was totally content to just let his camera linger on stunning images for long stretches at a time, sometimes upwards of five minutes."

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