Ingmar Bergman, the master filmmaker who found bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope in his indelible explorations of the human condition, died yesterday at his home on the island of Faro, off the Baltic coast of Sweden. He was 89.The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander all deserve mention as candidates for the greatest film ever.
His death was announced by the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.
Mr. Bergman was widely considered one of the greatest directors in motion picture history. For much of the second half of the 20th century, he stood with directors like Federico Fellini and Akira Kurosawa at the pinnacle of serious filmmaking.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Possibly The Greatest Filmmaker Ever
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