Monday, July 30, 2007
Eulogy Monday's:Goodbye, Mr. Bergman.
Ingmar Bergman, who has provided me with countless hours of enjoyment and my students with countless hours of suffering, died today. He is perhaps most famous for the personification of Death as a chess playing Goth.
Repeatedly, Woody Allen has been quoted in the obituaries. I guess they called him because several of his movies, parody Bergman.
Plus, my number is unlisted.
But in this time of mourning, they could have thought of me. Sure, I may not have paid homage to him in a series of films, but I did buy a dog to hold up my poster of the seventh seal.
It (the seventh seal, not my dog) remains one of my favorite movies if for no other reason than the line that is spoken in the middle of the film about the 14th century plague.
"Love is the blackest of all plagues"
Goodbye, Mr. Bergman.