Monday, July 30, 2007
Ingmar Bergman R.I.P.
Possibly one of the most iconic contemporary filmmakers died today. My introduction to Ingmar Bergman was in the late Eighties, only after he had made Fanny and Alexander. I've always known Bergman as a "classic" filmmaker. Unfortunately, his films don't hold up very well by contemporary standards, where the need for irony outweigh compassion. The Seventh Seal may be one of the most parodied films for its unapologetic allegory and honesty. Bergman set himself apart as a filmmaker who was unafraid of putting his heart on his sleeve and making art; he will be missed.