I am still waiting for this: https://www.indiewire.com/2016/10/ingmar-bergman-script-made-into-film-suzanne-osten-1201740712/
I watched Scenes from a Marriage back in the early 2000s, and it is one of his masterpieces. Since then I have lost count but I believe I have seen at least 30 films of his. Undoubtedly a genius. Someone to pay close attention to if you consider yourself a lover of intelligent cinema. The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Winter Light, Scenes and Fanny and Alexander are simply phenomenal. The worst part is running out, inching closer and closer to completion of his films.
- Aug 13, 2022
On a related note, Mia Hansen-Love is debuting a film named after Bergman at Cannes this summer.
BERGMAN ISLAND (2021) - Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska - HD Trailer - VOSTF - YouTube
I want to take a moment and state that while Woody Allen has always entertainment me, his dramatic contributions need to be looked upon carefully. Mimicry? Homage? Or blatant ripping off... Arguments can be made. Dostoevsky inspired Love and Death (although a comedy), Crimes and Misdemeanors, Match Point, Cassandra's Dream and Irrational Man. Fellini inspired Stardust Memories (a poorman's copy of 8 1/2) and Celebrity (La Dolce Vita). And of course Bergman inspired Interiors, September, Deconstructing Harry (Wild Strawberries). Issue I have with some of these is that it does take away from the films that he heavily references, almost re-makes. This is most evident with his Fellini homages and Deconstructing Harry. It does rob the viewer and his potential future experience if he were to go back and watch the originals that inspired the Allen films. 8 1/2 and La Dolce Vita not to mention Wild Strawberries are masterpieces and Allen's homages are fine... they are fine. Could they be seen as lighthearted retreads to introduce American audience to these wonderful international filmmakers? Potentially. But it also goes back to my view that while very smart, Allen has always struck me as a pseudo-intellectual. There is inspiration and there is forgery.
In the end I will always enjoy his comedic efforts and if asked, I will honestly say that Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Match Point are some of my favorite films of his. But I do recommend that people educate themselves, understand the history of his inspiration and also understand that he is remaking something that will never match the originals.
@PissPissedofferson there's apparently an endless trove of critiques of woody allen these days. my question for you, as a scholar, do you dock points from him for obviously lifting and being inspired by bergman? in other words, were fans of allen grading him on a curve b/c maybe they hadnt seen bergman's original works first?
and thats awesome about your trip - always wanted to go to sweden. where did you fly in/visit?
also @Twan get itt