Milton, and many of my other friends as well as my boss, Elsbeth, revere filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, and so do I. Whenever I feel the need to watch a film with emotional depth, I bypass my vast Ren and Stimpy collection and head straight for Sweden.
I am grateful that many of this legendary artist’s library of brilliant films are available on DVD, and I would appreciate it if one of Gotham City’s revival houses would feature another Bergman retrospective soon. I much prefer watching films on a movie screen, especially when the prints are pristine.
My ideal Bergman double bill would be Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal chased with the Academy Award nominated short from 1968, De Düva: The Dove, featuring the screen debut of the late great Madeline Kahn. Fellow Bergman aficionados might scratch their noggins and ask, “De Düva, what’s that one? I’ve never heard of it and when the hell did Madeline Kahn ever work with Ingmar Bergman? Didn’t she play Lily Von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles?”
Yes she did, and you’re in the right place to find out all about De Düva … I wish the quality was better, but I urge all Lame Adventures readers and Bergman fans to stick with it.