Monday 30 July 2007

Ingmar Bergman RIP

Ingmar Bergman Dies At 89 - The Huffington Post.

Ingmar Bergman, the great Swedish filmmaker, died today at the age of 89. A most significant loss for the cinema. Through his consistently inventive technique and intelligently moralistic writing, Bergman more than any other used his medium to coldly analyse the limits and disappointment of human existence. Though his idiom was often claustrophobic and bleak, it was never less than riveting. Perhaps there will never be another to possess the impact of he.

By way of epitaph, The Knight's first encounter with Death in Bergman's most beloved The Seventh Seal:

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