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Steve Fore <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 15 Aug 2000 09:32:04 +0800
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Perhaps it was, but as with all really good parody, it also cuts to the
heart of the matter.  My favorite line on Bergman comes from Harvey Pekar,
the author of works in the "American Splendor" series that achieve a level
of brilliantly introspective angst and wisdom that Ingmar couldn't get to
if he kept at it for a thousand years:

"Bergman? What a boring, sophomoric thinker...."

Sure, like a lot of honky middle class people of a certain age, I went
through my Bergman phase.  But that's so over, man.

Steve Fore

At 12:41 PM 8/14/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I hope this was intended as a parody of what a producer or a John Q. Public
>would think of his films.
>Lang Thompson wrote:
>> >In a recent post, the remark is made by Daniel Humphrey that "I'm finding
>> >hardly anyone who'll actually defend his work anymore."  Why does his work
>> >require defense at all?
>> Well, his films are mostly humorless, superficial, psychologically
>> implausible and tedious.  "Cries and Whispers" would be unintentionally
>> funny if only it was paced faster, "Persona" is just silly and the fact
>> that he was able to make and release his faith "trilogy" is proof in itself
>> that there's no God.  And I don't remember a single car chase in any of his
>> movies.
>> -------------------------------------------
>> Adventures In Sound
>> Full Alert Film Review
>> Funhouse
>> "Where Do You Want to Go Today"
>> Somewhere you can never take me!
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