Text Size

Movies, Music, TV, Books, Pop Culture

Ingmar Bergman dead at 89

Title is self explanatory. Discuss Hollywood, films, TV, and anything else from the entertainment world here.

Moderators: peeker643, swerb, mitch

Ingmar Bergman dead at 89

Unread postby HoodooMan » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:30 pm

IMO, he's up there with Fellini & Kubrick as one of the best filmmakers who's ever lived, and he's far & away the best when it comes to giving high quality leading roles to women.

Three films I'd strongly recommend:

Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Persona (1960)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
User avatar
HoodooMan
The King
 
Posts: 1733
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:04 pm
Favorite Player: Big_Lu
Least Favorite Player: Foldtop Sandwich Bag

Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:10 pm

Who? :mrgreen:
"It's like dating a woman who hates you so much she will never break up with you, even if you burn down the house every single autumn." ~ Chuck Klosterman on Browns fans relationship with the Browns

http://www.twitter.com/theclevelandfan
User avatar
swerb
JoBu's bee-yotch
 
Posts: 17916
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Favorite Player: Mango Hab
Least Favorite Player: Bob LaMonte

Unread postby HoodooMan » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:06 pm

Swerb, I know it would violate your pre-1970 rule & all, but I think there's a chance you'd really like Persona. I think, in a way, it's what David Lynch was shooting for with Muholland Dr.
User avatar
HoodooMan
The King
 
Posts: 1733
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:04 pm
Favorite Player: Big_Lu
Least Favorite Player: Foldtop Sandwich Bag

Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:42 pm

HoodooMan wrote:Swerb, I know it would violate your pre-1970 rule & all, but I think there's a chance you'd really like Persona. I think, in a way, it's what David Lynch was shooting for with Muholland Dr.

Lesbian scene and all?
"It's like dating a woman who hates you so much she will never break up with you, even if you burn down the house every single autumn." ~ Chuck Klosterman on Browns fans relationship with the Browns

http://www.twitter.com/theclevelandfan
User avatar
swerb
JoBu's bee-yotch
 
Posts: 17916
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Favorite Player: Mango Hab
Least Favorite Player: Bob LaMonte

Unread postby HoodooMan » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:23 pm

Lesbian scene and all?

Eh, kinda. But don't get your hopes up. It's hardly explicit.

The, uh, plots(?) of the two films don't match at all, but the dreamlike feel of Persona and the fact that it centers around two women is what makes me think of M-Dr.
User avatar
HoodooMan
The King
 
Posts: 1733
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:04 pm
Favorite Player: Big_Lu
Least Favorite Player: Foldtop Sandwich Bag

Unread postby BadBecks » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:30 am

What about the Naomi Watts masturbation scene? Is there a similar scene in that one? Lives are depending on this!
User avatar
BadBecks
Kid Cleveland
 
Posts: 453
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:15 pm
Location: Chippewa Lake, Ohio
Favorite Player: Eric Turner
Least Favorite Player: Hines Ward

Unread postby HoodooMan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:16 pm

What about the Naomi Watts masturbation scene? Is there a similar scene in that one?

No, I'm afraid not.

Bad week to be an iconic foreign film director, though. Michelangelo Antonioni now dead at 94. In terms of shear visuals, he's probably second to only Orson Welles, but as a result his stories suffer similiar faults. So if you want to check out somethin' purdy (Monica Vitti aint hard on the eyes either), L'Avventura or L'Eclise might be for you.
User avatar
HoodooMan
The King
 
Posts: 1733
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:04 pm
Favorite Player: Big_Lu
Least Favorite Player: Foldtop Sandwich Bag

The Days Cinema Died.

Unread postby El Topo » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:03 am

It is a tragic loss...two giants of European cinema, two days apart. Bergman and Antonioni accomplished so much in terms of the language of cinema and making it more of an art form rather than an entertaining experience. They will never be forgotten for that and their work will definently live on for generations to come.

But, with this loss, a question arises: Who is the greatest living director?
El Topo
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:51 pm
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Re: The Days Cinema Died.

Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:28 am

El Topo wrote:But, with this loss, a question arises: Who is the greatest living director?


Brett Ratner. He's a genius.
Mr. MacPhisto
Troll
 
Posts: 3925
Joined: Mon May 22, 2006 12:39 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Favorite Player: LeBron James
Least Favorite Player: A.J. Pierzynski

Re: The Days Cinema Died.

Unread postby jfiling » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:55 pm

El Topo wrote:But, with this loss, a question arises: Who is the greatest living director?


Great question. Werner Herzog, Ridley Scott, and Francis Ford Coppola come to mind. James Cameron is like Midas; everything he makes is box-office gold.
jfiling
Old School Writer
 
Posts: 3874
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:14 pm
Location: Akron, Ohio
Favorite Player: Silky Johnston
Least Favorite Player: Buck Nasty


Return to Movies, Music, TV, Books, Pop Culture

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Who is online

In total there are 2 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 2 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 181 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:50 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests