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About bergmanisgod

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    Creative Writing, Reading, Film & Theatre.

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  • Favorite movies
    1. Hour of the Wolf 2. Seventh Seal 3. Rashomon 4. Ikiru 5. Streetcar Named Desire 6. Hud 7. Cool Hand Luke 8. In A Lonely Place 9. Night of the Hunter 10. The Thing (1982) The films of Ingmar Bergman. Favorite actors are Paul Newman and Humphrey Bogart. Favorite genres are Horror and Noir.
  • Favorite music
    Mostly 80s.
  • Favorite creative writing
    1. Consolation of Philosophy (Boethius) 2. The Rebel (Camus) 3. In Cold Blood (Capote) 4. Notes from Underground (Dostoyevsky) 5. Frankenstein (Shelley)
  • Favorite visual art
    Gothic and Romanesque architecture, especially cathedrals and monasteries.
  1. For those who enjoy Dreyer's Day of Wrath, check out the Danish/Swedish silent Haxan. Benjamin Christensen uses dark humor and gothic imagery to show how witches are dealt with in the Middle Ages. The film makes you think how easy it is to accuse someone of witchcraft and have them killed. In the end, it comes down to whether you are liked by the powers that be, or not... It's my favorite silent (of the ones I've seen) with Passion of Joan of Arc a close second. The Malleus Maleficarum was an influence on the film if you want literature on the subject.
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