sometimes there's nothing to watch. photo by william gedney
Friday, October 1, 2010
between 1944 and 2005 swedish filmmaker ingmar bergman made many beloved, serious movies. my first experience with his aesthetic was seeing 'persona' in a movie theatre and walking out feeling very grateful that i did not have to wash my face in the dead of winter at an outdoor pump. i was also glad that his muse, actress liv ullman, was embraced internationally.
woody allen paid a lovely tribute to this master in his own film, 'interiors.' even if bergman is known for being grim, brilliant, and a great inspiration, just look at how exquisite his hands were.