yOU WERE A GREAT DIRECTOR AND I LOVED ALL OF YOUR FILMS Rest in Peace!
the sexiest most beautiful man in the world who has ever lived.
To Bergman family and friends. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.- Romoans 15:4
WEEP NOT FOR ME
Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.
Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.
I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.
Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.
Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.
Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.
© Joe Fazio
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Beverly Hills, California
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It was Ingmar Bergman who inspired me to study Theatre Arts and Film. His unique passion, blunt rejection of taboos, and absolute honesty, were magnetic. When I was studying Theatre Arts in Munich, I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Bergman when he was directing "Yvonne, Die Prinzessin Von Burgund". His actors absorbed his suggestions like a sponge, projecting the impression that it was not a rehearsal, but a worship. Mr. Bergman was, in my view, "The God Of Cinema"; there will never be another Ingmar Bergman.
I am mourning his passing deeply. I will miss him for the rest of my life.
I offer my condolences to all of Ingmar Bergman's family, friends, and fans. This was true genius that many refused to recognize. I discovered Ingmar Bergman films when I left Pakistan as a student. The first movie I saw, Cries and Whispers", made me his fan. His sensual, stark, and intimate portrayal of characters, and of filming, and of drawing the viewer into the utmost depth of the spirits on the screen were unique. His death really effects me, since only his movies allowed me to share the pain and tragedy of the human condition, and relationships. Bergman did not believe in God, but he touched religion and spirituality to the core! When such creative genius dies, it is sad...since that marks the end of those films which will forever grasp our souls. May his soul rest in peace.
The Seventh Seal was on overnight and is probably my all-time favorite film. To me he captured so eloquently the struggle of the human condition with the Big questions of death, God, religion and human interaction better than anyone since. The Virgin Spring and Through a Glass Darkly are also among my favorite Bergman films. His pure brilliance and genius that has inspired and stimulated imagination in so many is so rare.
I saw "The Virgin Spring", I believe it was called, many years ago and it has stuck in my head all these years. That is the kind of movies and stories Ingmar wrote. Rest in peace!
My favorite film is Cries and Whispers. Of course Svyn Nyquist's masterfull camerawork was breathtaking and startling, but the existential and surrealistic quality was so disturbing to me that I felt like it was my story, and I had long imagined film as taking on a form that was both substance and form at the same time. I think it was the culmination of his work. I think Saraband was a fitting and brilliant signature to Bergman's legacy. I know Bergman became a rationalist, as I am becoming more so in my aging, and will offer prayers only in private. Robert D. Shrum
While you are mourning the loss of a loved one, others are rejoicing to meet them behind the veil.
Now you belong to all the questions unanswered by your brilliant films. You were a giant Ingmar. Rest in peace. I will have a hard time killing spiders in the future because of you. Thank you for your genius.
Thank you Mr. Bergman, your genius will live on forever in your films and in my mind.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
I saw Ingmar Bergman's films, Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries more than 30 years ago; they had a huge impact on my consciousness because of their archetypal content, connecting with the powers we have a glimpse of from time to time and that we are a part of. What greater gift can there be?
Bergman made the kind of films that would make you cry just for an instant [Saraband], make you angry so that you throw the closest object at your TV [Shame], but most of all, challenge you to contemplate some of the most important life topics long after a movie is complete. He captured these topics and emotions like few directors could. I am forever grateful for having been challenged by him. Thank you, Bergman.
"For me, in those days, the great question was: Does God exist? Or doesn't God exist? Can we, by an attitude of faith, attain to a sense of community and a better world? Or, if God doesn't exist, what do we do then? What does our world look like then? In none of this was there the least political colour."
--Ingmar Bergman 1918-2007
REST IN PEACE INGMAR BERGMAN
You were a awesome movie driector and especially my favourite was that one where the dog died.
My husband introduced me to the genious works of Mr. Bergman as a young college student. They were the most wonderful movies! They instilled a new attitude toward life in general. Very thought provoking! He will certainly be missed but his movies will go on forever to introduce another young college student to the Bergman's movies.
Since my undergraduate days, I've found so many Bergman films--including Summer with Monika; Wild Strawberries; The Virgin Spring; Shame; Autumn Sonata; andScenes from a Marriage--to be fascinating and essential. I think his work, which so deeply explores relationships and emotions, helped me better understand the, our, human condition. I've seen a few of today's obits describe Mr. Bergman as a giant of Swedish film; I believe it's more correct to call him a giant of modern world culture.
Your movies were always some of my mother's favorites.She shared her love for your films with me and they have become some of mine!
I discovered Ingmar Bergman as a college student, while surfing through bootlegged premium cable. Flicking past raucous reality shows, I stumbled onto the silent 'Persona' and was instantly engrossed. He is one of my favorite directors, and his unique films will continue to be cherished by many fans.
Mr. Bergman, your genius will live on forever in your films.
Rest In Peace, Ingmar Bergman.
Thank you for sharing your vision with us. Wild Strawberries is one of the most beautiful films I have ever watched. May you rest in peace.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The 120 residents and staff of Carrollwood Care Center send their thought and prayers to the family of friends of the foremost Directors of films Ingmar Bergman.
Wild Strawberries is my favorite all time movie. Ingmar Bergman was a genius. The Seventh Seal is my husbands. Thank You Ingmar, may you rest in peace.