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Ingmar Bergman's Trilogy

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:10 am
by nate
Hi all,

I wanted to ask if Bergman's trilogy (Through Glass Darly, Winter Light, Silence) is interconnected?

I have a copy of Silence but I don't have any access on the first 2 films. Is it okay for me to watch the "Silence" without seeing the first two movies?

I know I could research about it on the net but I think it's a much better idea to ask you guys.

Re: Ingmar Bergman's Trilogy

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:37 am
by trevor826
Go for it, the connection between the films is purely thematic, "The Silence" is a great film and indeed any of these films stand up well whether you see the others or not.

Cheers Trev.

Re: Ingmar Bergman's Trilogy

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:26 pm
by wpqx
I actually watched Silence first, then the other two, so naturally it can be done. I wasn't overly impressed with any film in the trilogy, just thought Bergman was taking himself far too seriously at that point, and the subtle philosphical journey of his fifties work was suddenly overwrought with excessive melancholy. I would like to watch them again, particularly the Silence, but I wouldn't hold them in as high esteem. Perhaps it was because I was a little heavy on Bergman at the time (I think Through a Glass Darkly and Winter Light were among 8 Bergman films I watched in a weekend).