This is the second film in this month’s horror theme. I'm not a big fan of the horror genre. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy quite a few films that fall under the label of horror.
It seems that certain types of movies have become the flagship for what horror genre is suppose to represent which shouldn't be the case since when you break down the word horror you will find that it is rooted in fear and fear is a very subjective emotion. Since it is a subjective emotion I will be focusing on universal fears.
Release Date: October 13th, 1958
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Out of all the subject matter that are addressed on celluloid, there are few that I think work as purely in the confines of horror as the one addressed in this film. I don’t think there are many fears that are more universal as the fear of death. I still find it hard to fathom that every person I meet is going to one day die. The longer that I am alive the more frequently I will have to deal with loss.
The fear of death is a very human emotion and human emotions are always at the core of the films of Ingmar Bergman.
Antonius Block (Bergman regular Max von Sydow) returns from the crusades disillusioned. When Death comes to collect him, Block challenges him to a game of chess so that he may find answers to among other things the purpose of existence.
Based on one of Bergman’s own plays “Wood Painting”, this visually striking film help establish Bergman as one cinema’s great directors.
(My introduction to Bergman and the Seventh Seal.)
This Showing will be a shown at the Headquarters which is smoke free, intimate environment with limited space.
Since space is limited I would appreciate some notice (when possible) if you have rsvp'd but are not able to attend the showing. It would allow others to rsvp who might be able to attend.
The Headquarters is in a decent area in the NE so there are many food options. I will be taking orders if any one would like any thing delivered. (Let me know in advance if you are thinking of ordering food.)
A warning for anyone with bad allergies, we do have a cat and dog residing here but the cat spends most of his time outdoors so hopefully his presence won’t be too much of a deterrent.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Organizer,