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Open Culture lists the 11 films that Ingmar Bergman admired above all others:

  • Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1971)
  • The Circus (Charlie Chaplin, 1928)
  • The Conductor (Andrzej Wajda, 1980)
  • Marianne and Juliane (Margarethe von Trotta, 1981)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
  • The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1921)
  • Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938)
  • Raven’s End (Bo Wilderberg, 1963)
  • Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
  • La strada (Federico Fellini, 1954)
  • Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)

Criterion Collection has shared a brief interview on Andrei Tarkovsky‘s Stalker with Geoff Dyer, author of Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room. Criterion has also shared a trailer for a remastered edition of Tarkovsky’s final film.

An excerpt from Andrei Tarkovsky's Diaries, dated 30 April 1970
An excerpt from Andrei Tarkovsky’s diaries, dated 30 April 1970

I am beginning to take an interest in the work of the Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. I am particularly interested in his preoccupation with the work of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. In a 1970 entry in his diaries, Tarkovsky outlines his ambition to film a biopic of Dostoevsky, which could become “the whole point of what I want to do in cinema”: (more…)

Source: Will Self.