Thursday, August 2, 2007

Bergman and Antonioni...

To find a great director whose career you can follow from start to end with no mistakes is very difficult. Directors who can basically define an era of film and set the precedent for many to come. Then to have two directors with those backgrounds leave us on the same day is very unfortunate.

Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918 - July 30, 2007) 89-year-old Swedish director well known for is 1957 movie "The Seventh Seal", and Michelangelo Antonioni (September 29, 1912 - July 30, 2007) 94-year old Italian film director left us July 30, 2007.

Both directors had great success, but still struggled in their old age for recognition. Bergman's last movie was directed in 2003, but still strayed from his directing habits. Antonioni's last was in 2004, but was not well-received.

Bergman's great style inspired many directors over his 60 year run in film. One of these directors shared a very close connection with him. Time magazine had an interview with Allen on his thoughts of this sorrowful day in film history. Netflix em kids!

Interview with Woody Allen on both directors, from Time magazine.
- Sey

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