Now leafing through Sculpting in Time Tarkofsky’s book on time in cinema, and he quotes Dostoyevsky:
Stavrogin: . . . in the Apocalypse the angel swears that there’ll
be no more time.
Kirillov: I know. It’s quite true, it’s said very clearly and
exactly. When the whole of man has achieved
happiness, there won’t be any time, because it won’t
be needed. It’s perfectly true.
Stavrogin: Where will they put it then?
Kirillov. They won’t put it anywhere. Time isn’t a thing, it’s
an idea. It’ll die out in the mind.
— F. Dostoyevsky, The Possessed
Zizek also talks about time in Tarkovsky, when he discusses ‘Stalker’ (at 3.25).
‘Time is not just a neutral light medium in which things happen, we feel the density of time itself. Things that we see are more markers of time.’