Monday, July 30, 2007

Ingmar Bergman

The legendary motion picture director Ingmar Bergman has died at age 89.
In his more than 40 years in the cinema, Mr. Bergman made about 50 films, often focusing on two themes — the relationship between the sexes, and the relationship between mankind and God. Mr. Bergman found in cinema, he wrote in a 1965 essay, “a language that literally is spoken from soul to soul in expressions that, almost sensuously, escape the restrictive control of the intellect.”
New York Times
Many consider him to be one of the greatest directors of all time. In films like "The Seventh Seal," "Wild Strawberries," and "Winter Light," Bergman confronts and explores dthe big metaphysical issues. His writing is outstanding and deserve to be called Classics.
Bergman won three Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, for The Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly and Fanny and Alexander. He also won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, presented at the 1971 Oscars ceremony.
The Local

Bengt Ekerot, left, and Max von Sydow in the 1957 film "The Seventh Seal"

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