Monday, July 30, 2007

Vila i ro , Mästare....

Ingmar Bergman, Famed Swedish Film Director, Dies at 89

I only saw four of Bergman's films during their American first-run engagements - Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage, The Serpent's Egg, and Autumn Sonata. Each seemed inexorable, pitiless. Brilliant... His is an almost insurmountable oeuvre.

(Above, Harriet Andersson as the title character in Bergman's 1953 reverie Summer with Monika, initially marketed in the States as an exploitation film. It made the rounds of the hamhock drive-in circuit for years.)

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panagiotis A. stathis said...

fuck, been all over the internets this morning & this is the first word i've gotten on this tragedy.

i love Bergman, especially "Fanny & Alexander." fuck, i guess he was kind of old. & he died on my father's 50th birthday. damn

somewhere in New York, possibly England ... Woody Allen is weeping.

r.i.p. Ingmar

ommyth said...

We collectively send a belated birthday blessing to your dad, and suggest that no-one weep for Bergman - he lived an exceptional life.


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