Saturday, August 4, 2007

In Memoriam

Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918 -July 30, 2007)
Michelangelo Antonioni (September 29, 1914 - July 30, 2007)

Cinema High and Low is rather depressed to report that two giants of cinema past have passed on to that great screening room in the skies.

The fact that Bergman and Antonioni died rather within hours of each other on the same day is rather ironic. Both explored the human condition and both took different paths in doing so (The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona for Bergman; L'Avventura, L'Eclisse and Identification of a Woman for Antonioni)
These films are quite striking examples of their directors' visions, visual styles, and approaches to cinema.

Cinema High and Low wants to celebrate these twin masters of cinema and will report on revisiting some of their classic films.

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