early Bergman three frame

Mon, 2009-12-14 23:31

A three frame animation from Ingmar Bergman's early film, Prison.
three frame animation from Prison
For more of the same idea, go here.

PAL DVDs, and two more Bergmans

Thu, 2009-08-13 19:37

Aha! It occurred to me that I might be able to play PAL encoded DVDs on my Mac (an old Powerbook). It's true! As a result, I can now rent Bergman PAL DVDs from Scarecrow Video, to further complete my mission to see all of his films.

I've switched from using the OS X-supplied DVD player, to VLC, which runs on many platforms. So far, I'm very happy with it, though the Mac version doesn't seem to have a single frame advance feature (yet).

To start, I rented Summer Interlude, which I like quite a lot. Here is the lead, Maj-Britt Nilsson:
Maj-Britt Nilsson

I also rented It Rains On Our Love, which I also liked very much. Here are the two leads, Barbro Kollberg and Birger Malmsten (who is the male lead in Summer Interlude, too).
still from It Rains On Our Love

It seems now I have seen 26 Bergman films, with a definite 15 left, not including TV productions (of which there are quite a few).

watching bergman

Fri, 2009-05-15 13:05

I've been watching a lot of Ingmar Bergman films, checked out out on DVD from the public library, and I'm really enjoying them. I wonder if I should take a stab at watching every one of his films, for the completist in me. I've got a several more that I can get from the library, but after that I may have to ... rent them. I'm not sure if I should care about TV productions. I've got Shame and The Serpent's Egg on hold at the library now.

Seen more or less recently, or multiple times:

Seen, but it's been quite a while:

Never seen: