Monday, July 30, 2007


Swedish director Ingmar Bergman has died at his home in Faro. It's sad news, of course, but it would be hard to imagine that he's left anything undone. He directed over 40 films, and probably 20 of them are masterpieces: I can't think of any other director in history who has a body of work comparable to Bergman's. In between films, he directed over 100 plays and nearly as many radio plays. I've never seen the plays, but my personal favorites, of the films, are Winter Light, Shame, and of course, Persona.

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