Monday, July 30, 2007

Tack så mycket. Thank you so much for your works, Ingmar.

The Silence (Tystnaden) fell over the little island of Fårö.

"I don't watch my own films very often. I become so jittery and ready to cry ... and miserable. I think it's awful."

-- Ingmar Bergman 14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007

Don't you worry, dear Ingmar. We will watch them, over and over again.

With admiration, respect and longing, and have a good trip to the Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)

och med Den goda viljan,



Man säger så lätt att man älskar. Jag älskar dig lilla pappa. Jag älskar dig lillebror. Men egentligen använder man ett ord man inte vet vad det betyder. Därför vågar jag ej skriva att jag älskar dig, Henrik. Men om du vill ta min hand och hjälpa mig ut min stora sorg, så kanske vi kan lära varandra vad det där ordet betyder.

Den goda viljan. Ingmar Bergman 1991

EDIT: Please read the obituary at the site of The Independent. It is written by director and screenwriter (Taxi Driver, among others) Paul Schrader.

[--] he probably did more than anyone to make cinema a medium of personal and introspective value. Movies by nature are, of course, very commercially driven and very accessible. No one really used cinema as private personal expression in that way. Bergman showed that you could actually do movies that were personal introspections and have them seen by general audiences.


dahl said...

Oh no, what a loss!

I.S. said...

Yes. The 20th Century Film just died, like Helsingin Sanomat put it.