Ingmar Bergman

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    As most of you know, the great master of cinema, Ingmar Bergman, died yesterday. I recently watched his film version of The Magic Flute, and thought it was wonderful. But I think my favorite films of his are Fanny & Alexander and Smiles of a Summer Night. What about you? Any other Bergman admirers out there?
     
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    Not an admirer as such, but he was a competent director. The beauty of his medium being that he will 'live on' for many years to come.
     
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    Very much an admirer. I met him when I was a young man and spent several hours in conversation with him. He was brilliant, and extremely encouraging. I like his Magic Flute a lot, but I still like Seventh Seal the best.
     
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    i cant say iam a big fan of mr bergman..but i admirer his personality..did i spell that wrong?rest in peace ingmar bergman
     
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    My second favourite director (after Luis Buñuel).

    I am deeply saddened by his loss...but I have his films to console me.

    Bergman films I've seen ranked...

    1) Viskningar och rop/Cries & Whispers
    2) Nattvardsgästerna/Winter Light
    3) Sommarnattens leende/Smiles of a Summer Night
    4) Persona
    5) Smultronstället/Wild Strawberries
    6) Skammen/Shame
    7) Ansikte mot ansikte/Face to Face
    8) Fanny och Alexander
    9) Kvinnors väntan/Secrets of Women
    10) Dokument Fanny och Alexander
    11) Scener ur ett äktenskap/Scenes from a Marriage
    12) Der Sjunde inseglet/The Seventh Seal
    13) Vargtimmen/Hour of the Wolf
    14) Höstsonaten/Autumn Sonata
    15) Tystnaden/The Silence
    16) Saraband
    17) En Passion/The Passion of Anna
    18) Djävulens öga/The Devil's Eye
    19) Såsom i en spegel/Through a Glass Darkly
    20) Ansiktet/The Magician
    21) Trollflöjten/The Magic Flute
    22) Jungfrukällan/The Virgin Spring
    23) Sommaren med Monika/Summer with Monika
    24) Gycklarnas afton/Sawdust and Tinsel
    25) Till glädje/To Joy
    26) För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor/All These Women
    27) Aus dem Leben der Marionetten/From the Life of the Marionettes
    28) The Serpent's Egg
    29) Efter repetitionen/After the Rehearsal
    30) Nära livet/Brink of Life
    31) Riten/The Rite
    32) Törst/Three Strange Loves
    33) Sommarlek/Summer Interlude
    34) Kris
    35) Kvinnodröm/Dreams
    36) En Lektion i kärlek/A Lesson in Love
    37) Musik i mörker/Night Is My Future
    38) Fängelse/The Devil's Wanton
    39) Hamnstad/Port of Call

    I love and/or admire all but the last three.
     
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    Wow, that's very cool that you met Bergman, fortiesfun! I have friends who would die of jealousy after hearing that.

    And I love Buñuel too, Devlin. Although I haven't seen all of his films, I'd say Viridiana is my favorite (so far)

    And it turns out Michelangelo Antonioni died yesterday too. I hope TCM broadcasts retrospectives for both directors.
     
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    I tried to give him his own thread but the site wouldn't co-operate.My favourite of his films is Zabriskie Point.


    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Blow-Up director Antonioni dies
     
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    I was shocked to hear of his death last night because I thought he was already dead. :redface:
     
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    No. Ingrid Bergman was already dead, but Ingmar was very much alive up until yesterday.
     
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    Bergman was very kind to me. Meeting him was my top experience as a student.

    I looked up this thread to say that Antonioni had died also, only to find that you are ahead of me on that one. He, too, was a difficult but great director who deserves a little mourning.
     
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    I have a VHS of his die Zauberfloete, maybe I'll watch it again.

    A bit of Mozart would be nice.
     
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    That happens to me a lot too, NJQT. Some celebrity will pass away and I'll think, "he/she was still alive?"
     
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