Sunday, September 24, 2006

In Praise Of Sven Nykvist

Filmmaking - There Was A Man Dept.

There should be a memorial, or a loud tremor in the Force,
or the sound of a great tree falling in the Swedish forest.
One of the cinematography giants has died.

Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's collaborator for
several decades, passed away a few days ago.

His use of light to evoke mood was unequalled, or rather
IS unequalled, as his work survives him, thank God.

Check out his films (1943-1999),
watch them, study them, and learn.


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