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the unbearable lightness of being
September 21, 2006 11:08 PM   Subscribe

Sven Nykvist leaves us. A master at the subtle manipulation of light, the multiple academy award winner and longtime Ingmar Bergman collaborator (including Persona, and the Through a Glass Darkly/Winter Light/The Silence trilogy) has passed away at 83.
more obits [1] [2] more about him [1] [2]
posted by juv3nal (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
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I was also saddened to learn that he suffered from aphasia.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 11:39 PM on September 21, 2006


In addition to all the Bergman stuff, I particularly dig Nykvist's Woody Allen stuff, like Another Woman, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Celebrity.

Also, The Ox (directed by Nykvist) is actually very good.
posted by gramschmidt at 1:23 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by Smart Dalek at 4:51 AM on September 22, 2006


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His last movie was Curtain Call. How clever is that?
posted by fungible at 5:46 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by Skygazer at 6:19 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by minkll at 7:10 AM on September 22, 2006


Big ups for The Tenant.

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posted by Sticherbeast at 7:12 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by dobbs at 7:39 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by grex at 8:10 AM on September 22, 2006


Sad news. The Sacrifice is probably the most beautiful movie I have ever seen.
posted by Otis at 8:58 AM on September 22, 2006


A genius, responsible for some of the most amazing cinematography ... how long will it be before Bergman shuffles off this mortal coil?

Rest in peace.
posted by blucevalo at 9:01 AM on September 22, 2006


The Sacrifice is probably the most beautiful movie I have ever seen.

Seconded. It was one of the most moving films I've ever seen. I'd forgotten that Nykvist worked on it.
posted by Iridic at 9:02 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by MythMaker at 9:54 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by rough at 10:12 AM on September 22, 2006


Fanny and Alexander is one of my favorite movies. I hate to hear about this kind of stuff while I'm at work. It's embarrassing when someone sees me crying at my desk.
posted by MotherTucker at 11:42 AM on September 22, 2006


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posted by nj_subgenius at 3:19 PM on September 22, 2006


Some scenes.

Persona
The Hour of the Wolf
Offret ("The Sacrifice")
posted by Iridic at 7:29 PM on September 22, 2006


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posted by Alterscape at 5:03 PM on September 23, 2006


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