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Ingmar Bergman

Post by youroldpalmark » Tue Aug 05, 2008 23:17

The only Bergman movie I've seen so far is "The Seventh Seal", and to be fair it's a bit of a cracker. I'd always wanted to see some of his other stuff after that, so I decided to record the season of his movies that was shown on Film4 last week. Trouble is I'm not sure which one to watch first.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Aug 05, 2008 23:40

my favourite film of his is definitely 'persona'. 'wild strawberries' is also worth a watch.

i'm not familiar with a lot of his work, and the others i've tried to watch have been a bit of a hard slog for me, but i can't remember which ones i watched. i've got a lot of them on my lovefilm list, but after watching a few that i found a bit hard going, i changed the priority of my list so i might not get around to seeing them for a while.

i'm sure we already had a bergman thread, but i may have imagined it. i'll go look and try my merging skillz.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Aug 05, 2008 23:56

yeah, i was totally imagining it. sorry!

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by islandhopper » Tue Aug 05, 2008 23:59

lynsosaurus wrote:yeah, i was totally imagining it. sorry!
I thought there was as well you know. I'm sure I remember you talking about Bergman a fair bit.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by Dan » Wed Aug 06, 2008 00:56

Fanny and Alexander!

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Don't let the image above put you off, I just find it gently amusing.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by SwansonG » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:27

I really liked the seventh seal but it was so long ago, I have to watch it again.

The most recent I've seen is "SUMMER WITH MONIKA".



Above all, it must be seen for the deep questionable "eyes in eyes" of Monika.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by Damian » Wed Aug 06, 2008 15:59

youroldpalmark wrote:The only Bergman movie I've seen so far is "The Seventh Seal", and to be fair it's a bit of a cracker. I'd always wanted to see some of his other stuff after that, so I decided to record the season of his movies that was shown on Film4 last week. Trouble is I'm not sure which one to watch first.

Any suggestions?
Autumn Sonata! It's really beautiful, but also quite disquieting and bleak. Which is why I think I like it. Plus it's also got Ingrid Bergman in it, which is always a good reason to see a film.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Aug 06, 2008 17:01

islandhopper wrote: I thought there was as well you know. I'm sure I remember you talking about Bergman a fair bit.
are you calling me a loudmouth now, too? thanks, chris. thanks a lot.
Damian wrote: Autumn Sonata! It's really beautiful, but also quite disquieting and bleak. Which is why I think I like it. Plus it's also got Ingrid Bergman in it, which is always a good reason to see a film.
oh yeah! i liked that one too!

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by youroldpalmark » Sat Aug 09, 2008 00:53

SwansonG wrote:I really liked the seventh seal but it was so long ago, I have to watch it again.

The most recent I've seen is "SUMMER WITH MONIKA".
I watched "Summer With Monika" this evening. It's quite a good case study showing how love's young dream can slowly be turned into a large helping of grim tatties.

Think I'll move on to "Scenes From A Marriage" next...
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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by bartblueboy » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:06

"to joy", one of Bergman's earlier films (he was just 30 when he made it) is a great one too.
All the themes which are central to his later films already are present in this one (love turning sour, the incompatability of married people).
It is quite a heartbreaking film.

I don't think there are many directors who understood human feelings and the complexities of human relationships better than Ingmar Bergman.

I've not seen "autumn sonata", so thanks for the tip !

My favourite has to be "wild strawberries" though. I never tire of watching that one.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

Post by glitterbadges » Sun Aug 10, 2008 16:57

Dan wrote:Fanny and Alexander!

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Don't let the image above put you off, I just find it gently amusing.
i love this film. thats all i had to say.



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