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Max Von Birthday Boy: Five Powerful Von Sydow Roles in Bergman Films


Art house titan Max Von Sydow turns 82 today. During the art house explosion in America in the 50’s and 60’s, Von Sydow became a memorable face for fans of foreign cinema. Later in his career after more than two decades working with longtime collaborator Ingmar Bergman, Von Sydow made the jump across the pond to the United States. It was here that he’s forged his mid-to-late career, often appearing as science fiction or horror villains. The man simply does not give a bad performance, regardless of what type of costume he’s wearing; the genre he’s performing in; or what language he’s required to speak. Without the Bergman era, though, his career might have stalled in Swedish theaters. And so on his birthday today, let’s honor Von Sydow’s Bergman era films. Here are five powerful Von Sydow roles in Ingmar Bergman films. Continue reading

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Great Moments in Movie History: The Seventh Seal

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Great Moments in Movie History: Ingmar Bergman’s Trilogy of Faith

This is a big one, so you’ll have to click on the image to get the full res version.

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