According to the New York Times (nytimes.com), the noted filmmaker passed away this morning.
I have to admit that, aside from The Seventh Seal, most of his work didn't appeal to me in the way that Godard or Kurosawa Fellini's did, but I always was able to see the absolute mastery and artistry that he brought to everyone of his films. He was one of the true masters and will be sorely missed.
Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit. -- Erasmus
All others things being equal, the simplest solution is usually stupidity. -- Darwin Minor
Antonius Block: Who are you? Death: I am Death. Antonius Block: Have you come for me? Death: I have long walked by your side. Antonius Block: So I have noticed. Death: Are you ready? Antonius Block: My body is ready, but I am not.
Last 5 movies seen: 300 **1/2 - The Big Bad Swim *** - The Host ***1/2 - Zodiac **** - Ratatouille ****
I too enjoy Wheels and the Legman, and I even liked the twist at the end of the B-plot with Roger's ass. I thought when the satchel glowed, it would be that piece of gold or whatever it was that was a long running gag within the show several seasons ago....