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Ingmar Bergman
« on: June 23, 2003, 12:11:24 AM »
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Ingmar Bergman is a wonderful director. I just saw his film "Cries and Whispers" and several other of his films. Is anyone else aware of this gem of a director out there?
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2003, 12:14:24 AM »
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persona. holy shit  :-D

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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2003, 01:38:58 AM »
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I've seen Persona, Cries and Whispers and Seventh Seal...next up is Wild Strawberries.


I really liked Persona and Cries and Whispers (fade to red, I love it); Seventh Seal had scenes I really enjoyed.
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2003, 01:44:38 AM »
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One of my faves. Cries And Whispers is probably my favorite, although I don't know when I'll have the guts to make it through it again.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2003, 01:52:02 AM »
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One of my faves. Cries And Whispers is probably my favorite, although I don't know when I'll have the guts to make it through it again.


I really liked it but I don't know if I could watch it again.
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2003, 03:59:56 AM »
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I love all the films I've seen by Bergman, with the exception of "The Magic Flute".....While it was still an interesting film and idea to make a film entirely shot on set of a Mozart play I wish there was more to the film.  Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, and Cries & Whispers are simply incredible.  

I can't wait for the Bergman Trilogy releases by Criterion in August.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2003, 10:37:13 AM »
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Ingmar Bergman is 85 today! Happy Birthday to Bergman!
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2003, 10:39:37 AM »
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I didn't like Cries and Whispers.  The only other film of his I've seen was the Seventh Seal, and I loved it.  

I'm going to watch Persona next.
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2003, 10:41:30 AM »
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Wow! You didn't like "Cries and Whispers"??? It was such a masterpiece! :shock:
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2003, 10:54:12 AM »
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I know.  I fully accept my stigma for this too....I think the pacing more than anything else bothered me.  And I don't have a short attention span either.... :oops:
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2003, 10:57:01 AM »
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Be patient with it. The pace is what is so great about the film. It's very queit, creepy, disturbing and passionate. I encourage you to go back and see it again.
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2003, 11:05:29 AM »
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Goon, watch the Virgin Spring, it's really beautiful/violent, very interesting. My favourite Bergman picture
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2003, 01:11:29 PM »
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Persona is brilliant, one of the best movies ever.  Unfortunately, I watched a cruddy VHS; I'm sure I would've liked it even more had I seen a decent transfer with legible subtitles.

I saw Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light) a while back, and it wasn't that good.  Boring and depressing par-for-the-course examination of God's presence in life.  A better film though is Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal).  The knight plays chess with Death.  Love it.  And "Death bids them dance."  One of the best endings ever.  Still, the transfer on this sufferend as well, as did the subs.  So I'll need to see it again, too.  I also need to see Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) because I've heard it was good.  And Cries and Whispers.  All his films are very slow, though, so you have to be in the mood.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2003, 01:26:38 PM »
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The interesting things about Ingmar Bergman is that he always pushed the limit with his material. Several of his films were threatened or got the X rating.
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Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2003, 01:35:33 PM »
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You should watch the virgin spring too, film critic.
(talk about pushing things to the limit)
it's an adaptation of a 14th century poem
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