Friday, August 10, 2007

Antonioni and Bergman and Spiritual Activism


Film buffs began last week greeting the news that two of our greatest artists had died. Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni lived to be 89 and 94, respectively, and were still making films until a couple of years ago. Their work had exerted such an influence over world cinema for over half a century that it is impossible to imagine film culture without them. Antonioni and Bergman made films about the human interior journey – the travels and travails of the soul. They were sometimes preoccupied with the fear that life had no meaning, and at times seemed desperate to produce cinema because the making of the films themselves were part of their own struggle for enlightenment.

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1 comment:

Cal said...

Hey Garreth, this is Cal (the young wanna-be writer) the guy you met in the LA bus station while riding greyhound. Just curious if you had any article yet about the experience we had a little over a week ago. Just e-mail me sometime with the article or whatever, calcorbin@gmail.com.

-Cal Corbin