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(1975)

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To create the effect of the wind making waves through the crops in the field outside the cabin in the woods, Tarkovsky had two helicopters landed behind the camera and would switch on the rotors when he wanted the wind to start.
Andrei Tarkovsky made 32 versions of The Mirror (1975) before he approved the final (33rd) cut.
The concept of The Mirror dates as far back as 1964. Over the years Tarkovsky wrote several screenplay variants, at times working with Aleksandr Misharin. Their mutually-developed script initially was not approved by the film committee of Goskino, and it was only after several years of waiting that Tarkovsky would be allowed to realize The Mirror.
Wintertime scenes in the Mirror echo paintings by Pieter Bruegel, "Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap" and "The Hunters in the Snow".
In the first scene involving a telephone call, the shot tracks past a poster for French adaptation of Andrei Rublev (1966), another Andrei Tarkovsky film.
Initially Tarkovsky considered Alla Demidova and Swedish actress Bibi Andersson for the role of the mother. In the end Margarita Terekhova was chosen.
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Maria is told by her friend at the printing shop, Lisa (Alla Demidova), that she resembles Maria Timofeyevna (the sister of Captain Lebyadkin in "The Devils" by Fyodor Dostoevsky).
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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The doctor and Maria, the mother, refer to "Ward Number Six", a short story written by Anton Chekhov in 1892.
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Sebastián Palomo Linares (named in the subtitles as Palomo Linares) was a Spanish bullfighter, born in 1947. He also acted in three films and appeared as himself in two more.
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One of the favorite films of German director Michael Haneke.
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