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Ingmar Bergmann, the Legend

yourworldyourworld 729 replies30 threads- Member
edited July 2007 in Parent Cafe
Ingmar Bergmann passes today at age 89.

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edited July 2007
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  • paying3tuitionspaying3tuitions 12571 replies759 threads Senior Member
    Inga svinga nurmba...I never could understand Swedish but I spent many happy hours of college in the 1960's watching his black-and-white films, shown by the college for our evening viewing enjoyment, especially the ones starring Liv Ullman.
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  • JHSJHS 18503 replies72 threads Senior Member
    Last summer, I watched Scenes From A Marriage and Cries And Whispers multiple times. Those are really fundamental films for me -- at the very core of my taste, although I don't think I would want every film to be like that.
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  • maritemarite 21343 replies243 threads Senior Member
    I discovered Bergmann in my freshman year. A NE winter was an appropriate setting in which to watch The Seventh Seal, Virgin Spring and other movies in the same vein. Then I went back to Paris for the summer and went on my own to watch Personna. It was a very strange, disorienting experience to come out of that film into the brilliant August sun. But Bergmann had a way of drawing the viewer into his world.

    When S1 was 3 and in love with the Magic Flute, we showed him Bergmann's version, which was charming and revealed a totally different side of him.
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  • yourworldyourworld 729 replies30 threads- Member
    Was "Autumn Sonata" his last international release ?

    It's been >30 yrs since "Cries and Whispers" came out, and I still have not found another movie equal to it in power. There maybe moments of greatness in other movies, "Schindler's List", "Philadelphia" withstanding, but not sustaining like CNW.
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