Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Igmar Bergman

The headline will link you to Roger Ebert's column & remembrance of the late director, Igmar Bergman. If you go to the Ebert's homepage you'll also find his article on Michelangelo Antonioni, the Italian director who also passed away on Monday.

There is nothing that I could add that Ebert and others have not already said about how brilliant Bergman was, or how much he influenced both European and American filmmakers.

I don't think I ever saw any of Bergman's films until I took "International Cinema" as an elective in college. He and Antonioni didn't creat fluff, or try to appeal to the general audience, but both made their mark on cinema in the late Twentieth Century.
How could you not be moved by the scene above or dozens of others from "The Seventh Seal"?
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