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#1 Alexander Joyce

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:28 AM

Ingmar Bergman passed away today in his home in Fårö, Sweden where he lived out his years. According to his daughter Eva he died peacfully from natural causes.

Many Cinematographers will surely remember his long, close working relationship with Cinematographer Sven Nykvist who passed away last year.
The world has truly lost a great filmmaker.
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#2 Alexander Joyce

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:35 AM

Pictures from Ingmar Bergman's life
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#3 Micah Fernandez

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:40 AM

A legend has passed on. :(
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#4 Emanuel A Guedes

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 09:17 AM

R.I.P. our beloved Master.


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Harriet Andersson as Monika in Ingmar Bergman's Summer With Monika

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#5 Emanuel A Guedes

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 09:22 AM

A word also...for remember one of his partners, the cinematographer Sven Nykvist (1922-2006), a swedish moviemaker too (the Swedish art rocks indeed):

http://livingromcom....r_bergman_.html

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#6 Paul Bruening

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:58 PM

Do you think he played chess with Death before he passed?
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#7 Tony Brown

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:07 PM

I was lucky enough to work with Sven and he impressed me greatly with his extreme simplicity. But I never 'got' Bergmans work. I tried, I watched it because I thought I should get it, but I never did

If he played, he lost.
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#8 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:17 AM

The Seventh Seal was a work of absolute perfection and utter genius rarely equaled in the annals of cinema. You all are right, the world is a little grayer today and this master filmmaker was and is the kind of giant on who's shoulders others stand on to see further. Had I ever met him, I would have thank him for the lessons his films taught me and hope my work can achieve just one percent of the craftsmanship his did. I hope he is at peace.
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#9 Roman Latkovic

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:29 AM

If he played, he lost.


If he lost I am sure he would be granted a rematch. Death owes him that much - no one ever has potreyed it like Mr. Bergman did.

Edited by Roman Latkovic, 31 July 2007 - 08:30 AM.

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#10 Rod Otaviano

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 10:46 AM

I discovered Ingmar Bergman about two years ago. I bought a copy of "Wild Strawberries" and I remember that I had a hard time sitting through the whole film. "What's so special about this movie ?". That's what I thought.

Ok, the next day I decided to give it another chance. This time, I made it to the end. But ... for some strange reason, I felt like watching it again. So I watched it again. And then I felt like watching it so more. So I did. From that point on I've decided to collect his movies and today I have 14 DVD's which I watch regularly. Not only that, but Bergman was the director who's helped me learn how to appreciate art movies. So I ended up discovering other great directors as Tarkovsky, Tarr, Sokurov, Robert Bresson, Rivette, etc.

It's a sad news not only because we lost an icon but also because it gives me that feeling that cinema, as an art form, is also dying. And that's a scary feeling.

Rest in peace maestro.
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#11 Paul Bruening

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 03:32 PM

I get some of the same feelings. Fortunately, folks like Roberto Benigni are keeping it alive. My wife and I just did Life is Beautiful. It was an amazing achievement. Overall, it seems that the Europeans have been more willing to go in directions... how would you describe it in one phrase? Though, I tend to inaccurately stereotype each continent's production tendencies, I usually associate European production with art and American production with slick, formula, hack. Of course, it's not that simple, but that's how my brain lazily labels them.
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#12 Matthew Buick

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 04:51 PM

His films depressed me. Though I'm not glad he has died. :(
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#13 Tim Partridge

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:35 PM

Another great passes us- not that long after Mr. Nyvkist either.

Love or loathe, you can't deny Bergman's contribution to cinema.
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#14 Tony Brown

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:39 PM

His films depressed me. Though I'm not glad he has died. :(


:lol:

Sorry to laugh but that was genius....
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#15 Matthew OSullivan

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:49 PM

He's missed for sure. Just watched "Cries and Whispers" last night... great movie, but what was a real treat is the interview with Bergman from 1999. It's a great interview, check it out if you're a fan, or even if you're not. On the Criterion release.
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#16 Jan Weis

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:37 PM

If he played, he lost.


However he was a better chess player than most of us.
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#17 Jan Weis

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:39 PM

Do you think he played chess with Death before he passed?


We're all playing it, so yes I think he did.
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