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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

For Those Interested in the Classics, Read On...


A recent friend of mine, and soon to be classmate in film school, Alexis Morrell, has published, and continues to pay diligent attention to her blog which is devoted almost entirely to the Academy Award winning actress, Ingrid Bergman.  For those who don't know, Bergman, who starred in various classic films (Casablanca, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, For Whom the Bell Tolls, etc) is a Swedish actress considered to be one of the best actresses of American cinema, according to the esteemed American Film Institute.  The blog is acutely focused on the famed actress, and provides a kind of subjective history of Bergman, told both visually and compositionally.  

A blog like this could have easily been a fanboy shrine for a personal hero, yet Morrell deviates from mere glorification, and instead infuses deep appreciation with individual, yet modest, commentary.  To be clear, it's not written as hagiography, but as independently interpreted memoirs.  

Anyone interested in classic film should take a few minutes and explore this blog...(there's videos!)

2 comments:

  1. http://ingridbergmanfilms.blogspot.com/2009/09/goldstein-reviews-write-up.html

    Returning the favor!

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