Bergman's video collection

..and why not?
User avatar
GoogaMooga
custodian of oldies
Posts: 24935
Joined: 28 Sep 2010, 05:23
Location: Denmark

Bergman's video collection

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Sep 2018, 11:08

He had a viewing room and a huge VHS collection, mostly pre-recorded tapes, there in his house on Fårö island, in the Stockholm archipelago. This was all pre-DVD/Blu-ray/4K/flatscreen. Swedish TV is showing a documentary series in which movie celebs are invited there to talk about their work, celebs whose films figure in the collection. First guest was Robert DeNiro. He talked a bit about his approach to comedy roles and what he'd have done if he had ever gotten an offer from Bergman. I switched off after that, as I have poor attention span these days when it comes to movies. I get restless. Blame the internet with its promise of a quick fix. Anyway, for a highbrow, art house director like Bergman, you'd be surprised what could be found in the collection. Really commercial fare like "Emmanuelle" and even "Anger Management". He was a film buff, alright. He liked his popcorn, too: "Jurassic Park", "Ghostbusters". Seriously, over 1500 films in his home library.

Image
1966 and all that

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29696
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: Bergman's video collection

Postby Matt Wilson » 27 Sep 2018, 14:23

I thought this was going to be about the upcoming Criterion box set of all of his movies.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
GoogaMooga
custodian of oldies
Posts: 24935
Joined: 28 Sep 2010, 05:23
Location: Denmark

Re: Bergman's video collection

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Sep 2018, 16:03

I'm not even sure I'd want to see all his films, they can be a hard slog.
1966 and all that

User avatar
Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings
hounds people off the board
Posts: 19658
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: selling a self-detonating James Last CD to a Copenhagen thrift store

Re: Bergman's video collection

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 27 Sep 2018, 16:54

Great thread!
GoogaMooga wrote:There's this joke about cowbells in the States, "More cowbell, we need more cowbell!".

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29696
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: Bergman's video collection

Postby Matt Wilson » 27 Sep 2018, 18:08

Well, it's not Ant vs Bee, that's for sure.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 32796
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: Bergman's video collection

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Sep 2018, 18:17

Big fan of Porky's apparently.
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


Copehead wrote:we have lost touch with anything normal

User avatar
Sneelock
Posts: 12332
Joined: 19 Nov 2011, 23:56
Location: Lincoln Head City

Re: Bergman's video collection

Postby Sneelock » 27 Sep 2018, 18:19

I would have enjoyed watching "Porky's" in his company.
Give me a C, a bouncy C!