31 Jul 2007
Ingmar Bergman, R.I.P.
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:
|Såsom i en spegel (Through A Glass Darkly) – 1961|
|Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light) – 1962|
|Tystnaden (The Silence) – 1963|
|Persona – 1966|
|Vargtimmen (Hour Of The Wolf) – 1968|
|Skammen (Shame) – 1968|
|En Passion (The Passion Of Anna) – 1969|
|Viskningar och rop (Cries And Whispers) – 1972|
|Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes From A Marriage) – 1973|
|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.