From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) The proper quote to define Catholic Fabulation Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 18:35:39 -0000 This really is awfully good. ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Jordan" > Perhaps an example of Russian Orthodox SF Fabulation can be > considered. I recently rewatched Tarkovsky's SOLARIS ("SolYARis" in > Russian), which has been released on DVD by Criterion. The accompanying > discussions were interesting, but I think missed something important. In > Russian Orthodoxy, the Spirit of God empowers nature (that's really true in > all Christian thought, but has been stressed in RO). The water and nature > scenes in the film have to do with the Spirit. The watery planet Solaris > also has to do with God and the Spirit. Tarkovsky could not do everything > he wanted in the film, because Lem did not like the religious aspects, and > Tarkovsky had to fool the censors. But on the space station near Solaris, > near to the Spirit of God, men find themselves forced to confront their > sins, and either repent or go mad. The Spirit is operating in this heavenly > realm. --