The extended Eastwood binge I've been on, not to mention the recent Bollywood adventures I've had, have, for some reason, given me a hankering for Bergman.
Now, there are the Bergman movies everyone knows (The Seventh Seal, Persona, Wild Strawberries) and then there are the movies that are just as good that nobody ever seems to talk about. 1949's Thirst is close to the top of my list of my Favorite Bergman Movies Nobody Talks About. (My number 1 Favorite Bergman Movie Nobody Talks About is the flabbergasting masterpiece Shame, which I had never even heard of before I popped it in my DVD player a few years back. It seared off my eyelids.) Honestly, Thirst is just really pretty freaking amazing, and if it weren't for the fact that Bergman went on to make 20 or 30 movies that happen to be better than it, it would stand as a triumph in just about anyone else's career.
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