‘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