Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Bergman backlash begins...

Starting here, with Stephen Pollard's column in the London Times. The answer to all the questions in the first few paragraphs is yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes, and according to the comments section, I'm not the only one who thinks so.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, no, no, yes, yes, yes.

What a maroon.

Elizabeth said...

P.S.: The reason I would never recommend a Bergman film to my parents is because it's not their taste and they wouldn't appreciate it. Hey, maybe they should write a column for the Times.

RW said...

I'm not TOTALY sure I ever said "Hey, Mom, let's watch Cries and Whispers" but it's certainly possible to sit down and watch Smiles of a Summer Night or Wild Strawberries or Virgin Spring with her or a lot of people. This is what this Times idiot and others of his ilk do not understand: yes, Bergman can be depressing, but he can also be extremely interesting and even entertaining. More on this in a future post. Thanks for the feedback.

Gary Glass said...

Yes to all, except recommending to parents. They're dead. Bergman would have understood the poignancy of that. The Times idjit would not. "Hey, I don't know squat about squat, but I know it must not be worth knowing." Tiresome. In any room full of columnists, half of them will say anything for money or attention.

RW said...

Pollard's comments section has positively exploded with people telling him what a blithering fool he is -- from seasoned fans to novices. My favorite: "I dont know a thing about baseball, but i do not necessarily give my opinion about it."