Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bergman and Antonioni

Both dead in the same week? That saddens me. When I was a kid I thought they were the two most boring fuckers on the planet. When I was a teenager I could just about stand them if some hot brainy chick dragged me to the movies. Long as I got some heavy petting.

In my twenties I actually started really watching their movies.

In my thirties I understood them. Might not have liked them all but understood them.

Poets and masters, both. God speed.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I didn't get Antonioni, but in college when I had to do a study of him and watch the Red Desert over and over again he grew on me. Now when ever I hear strange industrial noises in the background I think of him.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Mike Reid. A gentleman he was. The good 'uns die in threes don't they.