on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)
Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007)

Two giants of cinema, both gone within the same day. Unbelievable! I'm devastated :-(
These were two fearless and uncompromising artists who achieved the maximum of expression in their field, and I have endless admiration for both of them, for many years. Here are some interesting links worth checking out, if you want to find out more about Bergman and Antonioni:

  • Senses of Cinema essay about Bergman
  • A huge tribute to Bergman at Guardian website
  • Ingmar Bergman Face to Face website
  • Bergmanorama: The Magic Works of Ingmar Bergman
  • Woody Allen talks about Bergman (1)
  • Woody Allen talks about Bergman (2)
  • Roger Ebert's tribute to Bergman

  • Senses of Cinema essay about Antonioni
  • NY Times Antonioni article from August 1,2007.
  • A tribute to Antonioni from the Criterion Collection blog
  • Interesting reminiscence from a musician John Foxx, about his early '80s collaboration with Antonioni

  • And, here's a small tribute to one of the departed masters of cinema, no matter how inappropriate it may be. This motif from a Bergman movie has been parodied to death :) It's an old comic I originally made in 1995, and this is re-drawn and improved version from four years ago. Sorry for the text in Croatian... I don't have English version at the moment. Enjoy the pictures.

    This is not my return to HammersonLand. You'll have to wait 'till September for the regular updates here. In the meantime, you can find me HERE.