A master of the cinema has passed

Ingmar Bergman, the great Swedish film director. has passed away. I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work. My two favorite Bergman films are Wild Strawberries, an elegiac examination of the tender nostalgia of an old man, and The Seventh Seal, a knight’s encounter with death (played by the great Max von Sydow). The FoxNews obituary can be read here.

2 thoughts on “A master of the cinema has passed”

  1. Here is a trailer for The Seventh Seal
    and you can see a few more Bergman clips there as well.
    Bit of trivia, Chess fans get really pissed when chess is included on tv/ films and the chess board is set up wrong. The white square should appear in the lower right hand corner, but many times you will notice it is set up wrong.

  2. George,
    I aleady sent my respects to a friend who teaches cinema appreciation at RSDI . . .
    I admit to my simplicity in taste as I was never a fan. ANGST!

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