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Here is an indictment from the great Bergman.  He says  the new young filmmakers, or many of them, have technique, but often nothing to say.  I think even a lot of the old filmmakers are like that – all production but really thin on stuff, content, ideas.  He contrasts this with Antonioni who was not a great technician, but always had something to say. 


From Youtube, Bergman quoting Antonioni:


“A film is a curious medium in the sense that if you have something to say, you can really say it with film, and you can be as clumsy as you like.”


I just watched Blow Up again last night – Bergman calls it and La Notte his masterpieces.  It literally makes your head spin with ideas – about life, violence, the sexes, media … 





Written by Peter Rudd

March 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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