What sort of film is ‘The Fugitive Stag’? A perfect mix of the brutal realism and ethos of Apocalypse Now (1978), with a sprinkling of Excalibur’s (1981) myth and magic, Tarkovsky’s “seamless weaving of time, dream and meaning”, and an infusion of BBC TV’s Peaky Blinders (2013-19).
“YOU LIKE THAT KIND OF BEAUTY?” Madame Epanchin
“SUCH BEAUTY IS POWER” responded her cultivated daughter Adelaida, a painter … “ONE COULD TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN WITH BEAUTY LIKE THAT”
“IS IT TRUE, PRINCE, YOU ONCE SAID. “IT IS BEAUTY THAT WILL SAVE THE WORLD?” Hippolite Terentiev
From ‘The Idiot’ 1868-69