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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the most celebrated and original directors of 20th century European cinema has died, apparently quietly in his sleep, at his home in Faro, Sweden.

I think it's a good death, as good as he deserved. With the death of Bergman the end of an age draws nearer; of his generation only Michelangelo Antonioni remains now, I believe.

We will go as we came
Great and small alike
Naked and silent
As a blank page

There is no evil in death
Nor does it spare the great
But it is the blessed curse of life
That we will search but never find

Even though the shadows we have cast
Upon the land
Will never fully fade

Now rest and dream, Ingmar.
The day has been long
And the road ahead can wait

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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah yes, the Paris Hilton of his time.

Let his "accountants" and "lawyers" handle all his finances and got busted for income tax evasion. Later absolved, but still had to pay the government, so he must have worked something out.

His defense? In his autobiography he admitted to guilt in only one aspect: "I signed papers that I didn't read, even less understood."

He would have fit in Hollywood perfectly.

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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...disregarding for a minute the fact that he actually made good films, instead of easy entertainment. Everyone has faults, and if this is his worst fault, I daresay he's a better man than most of us.


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Posted: 30 Jul 07, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

R.I.P :)

At least he died peacefully. It was his time to go.



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Posted: 31 Jul 07, 05:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

of his generation only Michelangelo Antonioni remains now, I believe.


Antonioni seems to have gone now, too, according to this (Dutch) newssite

http://www.nu.nl/news/1177139/29/Regisseur_Michelangelo_Antonioni_overleden.html

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Posted: 31 Jul 07, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cakebox. wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

of his generation only Michelangelo Antonioni remains now, I believe.


Antonioni seems to have gone now, too, according to this (Dutch) newssite

http://www.nu.nl/news/1177139/29/Regisseur_Michelangelo_Antonioni_overleden.html


Yeah, I'm afraid you're right. I hope I didn't jinx him...


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