[Ravensfort] Very cool movie at the MFAH
HerrDetlef at aol.com
HerrDetlef at aol.com
Wed Jul 4 19:47:50 PDT 2007
I LOVE THAT MOVIE! I actually showed it to one of my writing classes in
tandem with "And The Band Played On", and gave them an assignment to write about
social effects of disease. They were put off by subtitles and the BW
photography at first (so many that age lack imagination these days), but they
surprised me and really got into it.
If I can get down to Houston for that, I'd love to see it in that setting!
It will probably be the Saturday showing for me, though.
In a message dated 7/4/2007 4:13:23 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
byzytym at charter.net writes:
For your information:
On August 18 & 19 (Sat. & Sun.), 7 PM at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
there will be a showing of the director Ingmar Bergman's movie "The Seventh
Seal". (Sweden, 1957, 92 min.) Even though this showing is subtitled it is so
worth seeing. Watching the English version of this movie when I was very,
very young started my fascination with everything Medieval.
> After fighting in the Crusades, a 14th-century knight makes his way back
to his home country of Sweden, which is suffering the effects of the Black
Plague. Along the way, the knight meets Death and challenges the hooded figure
to a chess game to postpone his inevitable demise.
Although Bergman had been directing films for more than a decade, "The
Seventh Seal" is the one that made him a household name. "What amazes me about
this film - which has a reputation for heavy philosophical stuff and drags a
ton of academic baggage around with it - is that it's so watchable, so
accessible. "The Seventh Seal" is not great because it's an allegory about the
human condition, it's great because it's a film about life and death"
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Perhaps we will see you there.
"what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul ?"
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