Monday, July 30, 2007

I Loved and Love Many of His Films
(Though I Have Good Friends Who Didn't, Don't & Won't Care)

Posted from on the road, sad news for those of us who grew up with The Seventh Seal as a landmark; my personal faves, though, remain The Passion (of Anna), Hour of the Wolf and The Virgin Spring...

Ingmar Bergman, Swedish Director, Dies at 89

Ingmar Bergman, one of the greatest directors in motion picture history, died today, Swedish news reports said. He was 89.

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The Popeye boxed set -- Popeye The Sailor: 1933-1938 streets tomorrow, finally resurrecting one of the most glorious creations of the Fleischer Brothers studio in all their rich beauty. I imagine amigo G. Michael Dobbs will be posting the definitive post on the set -- in any case, this is a DVD treasure chest worth digging for. Don't miss it!

Marge is feeling better than she has in months. We're enjoying the summer day, and I hope you'll do the same. Have a great Monday and a great week!

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Blogger HemlockMan said...

VIRGIN SPRING horrified me more than anything I've ever watched. As if the rape/murder scene wasn't bad enough, when Von Sydow kills the little boy later in the movie I was emotionally drained. That scene of unstopable rage has never left me.

Blogger SRBissette said...

...and that is why VIRGIN SPRING remains among my favorite of all Bergman films: it really is a potent work, moving, frightening, terrifying at times, and as primal an evocation of medieval life as any I've experienced in a theater.


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