Monday, March 9, 2020

In Memorium

Gone, But Not Forgotten

March 10, 2020

Max von Sydow
April 10, 1929 – March 8, 2020

A Man Who Etched a Place Among the Cinematic Greats  

Max von Sydow was a working actor, and he was so prolific that he racked up 163 screen credits, two of which he earned from voicing video games. He had a memorable voice, an expressive face, and a towering physical presence that made him a tremendous force on the silver screen. He appeared in masterpieces, as well as B-film fluff that would have been forgettable without him, and his work with Ingmar Bergman is vital to our understanding of the power and possibility of film. He will truly be missed.

A Good Starting Point:

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
The Exorcist (1973)
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990 TV Movie)
Minority Report (2002) 

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