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Geoff Dyer, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room

New book explores the themes raised by Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker
Stalker (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
Stalker (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
Stalker (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
Geoff Dyer has written a book exploring the themes of Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 science fiction film Stalker.  The publisher, Canongate Books, reveals that the film has 'obsessed' Dyer all of his adult life, and that it acts as 'a point of departure for a wonderfully digressive exploration of cinema, of how we understand our obsessions and of how we try to realise - no, discover - our deepest wishes.' Aside from the slightly cloying blurb, I wonder whether Dyer's new volume might be worth a look. The book will be called Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room, and will be published in February 2012. [Read More]