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 liked it - maybe not as much as Cerebus....but enough. I thought it was a fun, enjoyable movie, with plenty of action and comedy from Sprittle and Chim Chim. Every time the boy and the monkey were on the screen, there were laughs.