Tuesday, July 31, 2007

RIP, immortals of the cinema

Bergman and Antonioni, the same day. What incredible losses.
Memories flood back of seeing their films at Cambridge's Brattle Theater in the mid-late '60s, as a rather provincial young undergraduate came to greater worldliness and sophistication. I don't think I saw any of their films before that, growing up in the Miami area. Were there art theaters then, there? I don't remember.
Bergman, both early (and usually stark) and late (often, but not always warmer), meant much more to me.
Time to take those Criterion DVDs down from the shelf to pay respectful homage, and see how their great work affects me at this life stage.

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