The legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman passed away today, at the age of 89. Bergman is a giant of modern cinema with a voluminous body of work that yours truly has only begun to digest. I jumped right in with both feet with The Seventh Seal, a movie so full of iconic images that it could sustain lesser directors for an entire lifetime.
What I didn't realize until I read this BBC story was exactly how productive the man was:
He may have made more than 50 films, but he was also extremely active in writing and directing radio plays, he did a lot of work for television, he wrote novels, he wrote scripts.Damn! With productivity like that, maybe he should look up Ludlum's agent.