Monday, July 30, 2007

Check Mate, Mr. Bergman

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.

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