R.I.P., Ingmar Bergman
The great Swedish director died today at the age of 89. I rarely find myself in a Bergman mood, but I have watched four of his films*, and they're unassailably good. Bergman brought a real artist's hand to his movies and seemed like a grown-up in an industry full of little boys.
Victor Morton is a big Bergman fan, so I'm watching to see if Vic de-lurks on his own blog to write something about him. You can see what he wrote about Bergman's cinematographer Sven Nykvist here, and about Bergman vs. Hitchcock here.
UPDATE: Vic doesn't disappoint. He's written a meaty post on Bergman here.
*For the record, the four are The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona, and Autumn Sonata. All but the last one were on film, not video. Needless to say, I should really see more.