THE SEVENTH SEAL

Roderick_Molasar
Roderick_Molasar
Aug 20, 2007, 2:26 AM |
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This 1950's movie was directed by the late great Ingmar Bergman and features a youthful Max Von Sidow as a 14th-Century Swedish Crusader Knight who challenges Death to a game of chess in hopes of forestalling his own demise as well as that of several others. After a strong opening Von Sidow  is tricked by Death into revealing his Bishop-Knight flanking strategy and then further compromises himself by losing his flippin' Queen through a careless oversight. Needless to say (but I will anyway) things do not exactly proceed swimmingly from that point on.