Monday, June 07, 2004
Ingmar Bergman is one of my favorite filmmakers; even at what people call his heaviest or his most unwatchable I stick with him. Not long ago I watched Wild Strawberries again and fell in love with it; it had only improved over the years. It's one of the world's great road movies, maybe the greatest. I love Through a Glass Darkly as well, eventhough that's exactly the one people point as to as being unendurable; me, I thought it got richer and richer. Anthony Lane's notes -- which he appears to have borrowed from my sometime on-line friend Frank Gado -- make me want to sit through it again. I still remember the great dark richness of the opening scenes.