‘Cries and Whispers’ is (forgive me) a god darn masterpiece. Holy lord in heaven. When it ended I said aloud to no one: “WHOA. God. Yes.”

That’s Liv Ullmann, by the way, who is my girlfriend. Or anyway I’m in love with her. She’s also in ‘Persona’—which also rules.

So far I have watched:

  • Wild Strawberries (1957)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • The Virgin Spring (1960)
  • Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
  • Winter Light (1963)
  • The Silence (1963)
  • Persona (1966)
  • Cries and Whispers (1972)

. . . and I’m having a good old time, I’ll tell you that!

For some reason I think about ‘Winter Light’ the most. I don’t know why. I think about all of these films every day, but something about that particular one stands out in my mind. It’s so quiet and desperate and claustrophobic. Lord.

I recommend any and all of these. ‘Wild Strawberries’ and ‘The Seventh Seal’ are probably best to start with though~~

Guy just made movies nonstop. He made them his whole life. What a guy. Thanks, man. Rest in peace ☆彡