In 1958 in the United States, Dick Van Dyke was four years away from sleeping in a separate bed from his wife. American sensibilities were too tender to the notion that a husband and wife might share a bed. Meanwhile, in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman was busy making a movie about miscarriage, Brink of Life. Ah, those wacky Europeans. Watching Bergman work is really breathtaking at times. This is one of those times. Fresh off of the success of Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal, Bergman took to the maternity ward for his next topic. The subject matter is pure Bergman- a trio of independent women, void of solace from their husbands, deal with pregnancy and miscarriage. Continue reading
I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.
This is a big one, so you’ll have to click on the image to get the full res version.