Working through Bergman's catalog on Netflix has been one of my great pleasures over the past few years. A couple dozen films not in Netflix's warehouse remain, and I look forward to tracking them down.
Ingmar has rejoined Sven Nyquist on the other side.
Here is Bergman in 2004:
"I don't watch my own films very often. I become so jittery and ready to cry ... and miserable. I think it's awful."
I too often become jittery and ready to cry and miserable watching his films. Bergman often challenged us painfully with shocking honesty and unbearably intense intimacy. I thank him. Perhaps the greatest artist in cinema history? If not, definitely a premiere member of a tiny elite.