31 Jul 2007

Ingmar Bergman, R.I.P.

Posted by dumpendebat

Ingmar Bergman, possibly the greatest filmmaker of all time, died on Monday, 30 July 2007, at the age of 89. It would be difficult to exaggerate the contribution he made to cinema. During the 1960s and 1970s, when he was at his peak, his creative fecundity was simply incredible, both in quality and quantity. Consider just these ten films, readers:

Picture of film Through A Glass Darkly
Såsom i en spegel (Through A Glass Darkly) – 1961
Picture of Gunnar Björnstrand in Winter Light
Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light) – 1962
Picture of film The Silence
Tystnaden (The Silence) – 1963
Picture of film Persona
Persona – 1966
Picture of film Hour Of The Wolf
Vargtimmen (Hour Of The Wolf) – 1968
Picture of film Shame
Skammen (Shame) – 1968
Picture of film The Passion of Anna
En Passion (The Passion Of Anna) – 1969
Picture of film Cries And Whispers
Viskningar och rop (Cries And Whispers) – 1972
Picture of film Scenes From a Marriage
Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes From A Marriage) – 1973
Picture of film Autumn Sonata
Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) – 1978

These ten films, which are ten of the best films ever made, are just the highlights — the best of the twenty-four films Bergman made from 1960 to 1979.

The world lost a genius on 30 July.

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