An Immediate Reaction to Watching "Stalker" (AKA What the Hell was That?)

An Immediate Reaction to Watching "Stalker" (AKA What the Hell was That?)

Tonight I set out to watch all two hours and forty minutes of Andrei Tarkovsky‚Äôs 1979 masterpiece, Stalker. Though my interest in this film has been building over the last few months, my decision to view the movie tonight was an immediate one. When it comes to watching old foreign films, I always feel that I need a pep talk, the needle from Pulp Fiction and eight espressos before sitting down to watch. For whatever, reason, my concentration and focus seemed up to those standards tonight, so I pulled the trigger. I inserted the DVD, pressed play on the remote, and sunk into the couch. And thank God I did. 

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