The Seventh Seal

  • #1

    Does anyone have the PGN for the game of chess played against death? If yes, share it!

  • #2

    Woeful film and massively overrated. I believe the game wasn't even possible.

  • #3

    Yeah, another exercise in Ingmar Bergman dreariness.  Like I said about that flick on criticker.com:

    Bergman would be better (and a lot easier to take) if he didn't have--in literally every single film--a scene where somebody or other drones on about the meaninglessness of life. In exactly those terms. 

  • #4

    Even if the film isn't good, I still want to view the PGN.

  • #5

    Well, this guy claims to analyze the thing (as best he can):

    http://www.empireonline.com/features/seventh-seal-chess-match-analysis

  • #6

    I was hoping to get a real game with a few "gaps" based on the board showed in different scenes. Seems there wasn't one game played though.

  • #7

    A timeless classic and one of the best films ever made. Wild Strawberries is even better.

  • #8

    Wasn't there a film called Puf.N/Stuf?

    Bergman did better than that.

  • #9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRt9ZIX4l5g

    (Caveat : if you haven't seen the film yet, you need first to look at the original scene : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtqB2XO9jtI)

     

    No really, chess is only a pretext in that film.

    (It's true that Bergman's films are a bit weird, but good though)

  • #10

    And I thought this topic was about the Demi Moore movie.

  • #11
    Irontiger wrote:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRt9ZIX4l5g

    (Caveat : if you haven't seen the film yet, you need first to look at the original scene : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtqB2XO9jtI)

     

    No really, chess is only a pretext in that film.

    (It's true that Bergman's films are a bit weird, but good though)

    The subtitles were incorrect.

  • #12
    LudRa95 wrote:

    The subtitles were incorrect.

    That's the whole idea. The guy butchered the original soundtrack of the same scene and mistranslated on purpose.

    Obviously, when it's a language you can speak, it loses a lot of strength... To non-Swedish speakers the translations seem plausible (the length of sentences is kept).

  • #13

    Ingmar Bergman by and large sucks.

  • #14
    AndyClifton wrote:

    Ingmar Bergman by and large sucks.

    Obvious troll baiting is obvious.

  • #15

    Dismissing opinions by pat declarations is obvious.

  • #16
    AndyClifton wrote:

    Ingmar Bergman by and large sucks.

    He's no Aaron Spelling, that's for sureTongue Out

  • #17

    Yes, I had a feeling you'd love Ingmar, Sharon...no doubt he's Derrida's favorite "poet of the cinema." Laughing

  • #18

    Does kind of make you wonder though what would've happened if Bergman and Spelling had ever joined forces for some co-productions.  Like The Mod God-Is-Dead Squad, for example.  Or Charlie's Fallen Angels.

  • #19

    Seventh Seal was not a good one from him, but Winter Light, Virgin Spring, Persona? Those were great! Of course not as great as ...TVLaughing

  • #20

    I'm glad to see you are finally able to perceive the exquisite esthetic sensibilities infusing My Mother the CarSmile

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