Tag Archives: Bibi Andersson

Happy Birthday, Bibi Andersson

It was my great honor to write and narrate a video-essay last year for The Criterion Collection about Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann’s collaboration – both separately and together – for Bergman: Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, Sisters in the … Continue reading

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“Reality is diabolical.” — Ingmar Bergman

Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Ingmar Bergman It’s Ingmar Bergman’s birthday today. I saw Persona in college – while studying acting – and was so intimidated by it I thought, “Okay. I can’t ever watch this again.” I needed courage to … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2019

Thanks, everyone, who hangs out here, who likes what I do, whether you’re an Elvis fan, a Supernatural fan, a general cinephile, a book-lover, or just someone who’s been checking in periodically for 17 years – WHAT? – I appreciate … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Bibi Andersson

From David Thomson’s The New Biographical Dictionary of Film : Expanded and Updated , the entry on Bibi Andersson: “She needed such a holiday to prepare for one of the most harrowing female roles the screen has presented: Nurse Alma … Continue reading

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Criterion Collection video series: Bergman’s Actors

One of my major projects earlier this year was writing essays on four of Ingmar Bergman’s actors, for the Criterion Collection “channel” on FilmStruck (which will cease operations in a couple of weeks, despite an outpouring of protest). It was … Continue reading

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For Criterion: On Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson

The beginning of a series of videos for the Criterion Collection, written and narrated by Yours Truly, on Ingmar Bergman’s collaborations with actresses. This was a major project for me, and it was an honor to pay tribute to these … Continue reading

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June 2018 Viewing Diary

This viewing diary is amusing to me,. This month has been so full, with mostly bad things (the world/national situation as well as some family awfulness) … and I got a gig early in the month which then took up … Continue reading

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20 most surprising female performances (Part 2)

Here is Part 1 of the series, great conversation going on in the comments. Join in! HEDY LAMARR, Comrade X Hedy Lamarr, is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful women in the history of cinema. Cameramen fell all … Continue reading

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Great Mad Women in Cinema

Some of these women probably would not qualify for a diagnosis from the psychiatric profession. And perhaps their madness is actually a heightened level of sanity, as is often the case. Nevertheless, they are mad. Wonderfully mad.

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