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rikhardur
07-30-2007, 11:29 AM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, an iconoclastic filmmaker widely regarded as one of the great masters of modern cinema, died Monday, local media reported. He was 89 years old.

Bergman died at his home in Faro, Sweden, Swedish news agency TT said, citing his daughter Eva Bergman. A cause of death wasn't immediately available.

Through more than 50 films, Bergman's vision encompassed all the extremes of his beloved Sweden: the claustrophobic gloom of unending winter nights, the gentle merriment of glowing summer evenings and the bleak magnificence of the island where he spent his last years.

Bergman, who approached difficult subjects such as plague and madness with inventive technique and carefully honed writing, became one of the towering figures of serious filmmaking.

He was "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera," Woody Allen said in a 70th birthday tribute in 1988.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/30/bergman.obit.ap/index.html

Just had to post it, one of my favourite filmmakers ever. RIP.

kecal
07-30-2007, 07:55 PM
It's always extremely sad, when such an extraordinary personality leaves this world (and I'm not speaking about some drug-addict from Hollywood, you know...). RIP, Ingmar...

PHILIPeurobasket
07-30-2007, 07:58 PM
R.I.P.

http://film.onet.pl/_i/fototematy/i/ingmar_bergman/g7.jpg

rikhardur
07-30-2007, 08:46 PM
It's always extremely sad, when such an extraordinary personality leaves this world (and I'm not speaking about some drug-addict from Hollywood, you know...). RIP, Ingmar...
That's exactly it. He was an art craftsman and a genius.

Czarkazem13
07-31-2007, 04:47 PM
Wow, truthfully I though he was already dead.

RIP.

candyman
08-12-2007, 08:17 AM
He was the greatest artist ever...