R.I.P. Ingmar Bergman

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R.I.P. Ingmar Bergman

Postby Mechanical Grace » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:36 am

Wow. Passing of a giant. :cry:

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:43 am

Sad news. Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, the list goes on...

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Postby BlueChair » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:19 am

The beauty of a filmmaker like Bergman is that even those of us who haven't seen much of his work can still feel his influence through the likes of Robert Altman and Woody Allen's more dramatic work. A prolific auteur up until the end.
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:11 am

Dang. I hate these days where more than one famous soul passes on.


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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:11 pm

there was a BBC4 docu about him just the other day, showing the little island he lived on. Seemed like a very genuine man. Married 5 times, etc. I watched loads of his stuff in Madrid way back when. I have him to thank for my love of Bach's Cello Suites, with one slow movement from no, 5, I think, featuring heavily in Cries and Whispers, if ageing memory serves. Would love to watch F and A again. A visual feast.
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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:11 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/12/movie ... ei=5087%0A

August 12, 2007

The Man Who Asked Hard Questions

I GOT the news in Oviedo, a lovely little town in the north of Spain where I am shooting a movie, that Bergman had died. A phone message from a mutual friend was relayed to me on the set. Bergman once told me he didn’t want to die on a sunny day, and not having been there, I can only hope he got the flat weather all directors thrive on.

I’ve said it before to people who have a romanticized view of the artist and hold creation sacred: In the end, your art doesn’t save you. No matter what sublime works you fabricate (and Bergman gave us a menu of amazing movie masterpieces) they don’t shield you from the fateful knocking at the door that interrupted the knight and his friends at the end of “The Seventh Seal.â€

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