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The Seventh Seal (1957) was a Foreign Films Film directed by Ingmar Bergman and produced by Allan Ekelund.

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The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 7, 2016 From The Stop Button

The Seventh Seal has a lot of striking imagery. Gunnar Fischer?s cinematography is peerless, but it?s more?it?s how the photography works with the shot composition, how the shots work with one another (Lennart Wall?n?s editing is simultaneously amiable and stunning). And then there?s how it all work... Read full article


The Seventh Seal (1957)

By Beatrice on Apr 20, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet) Directed by Ingmar Bergman Written by Ingmar Bergman 1957/Sweden Svensk Filmindustri (SF) Repeat viewing/Criterion Collection DVD #332 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I always host a little classic film festival when my brother comes to visit and t... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday #097 – The Seventh Seal (1957)

By Michael on Mar 4, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #085 on the list, Ingmar Bergman‘s The Seventh Seal. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I̵... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday #097 – The Seventh Seal (1957)

By Michael on Mar 4, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #085 on the list, Ingmar Bergman‘s The Seventh Seal. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I̵... Read full article


The Seventh Seal (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 12, 2013 From 4 Star Films

Starring Max Von Sydow and directed by Ingmar Bergman, this Swedish film revolves around a knight who returns from the Crusades with his squire. He begins a chess match with Death which parallels his travels across a land infested with the Black Death. Along the way he is joined by a pair of married... Read full article


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Quotes from

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.


Antonius Block: We must make an idol of our fear, and call it god.


Antonius Block: I want knowledge! Not faith, not assumptions, but knowledge. I want God to stretch out His hand, uncover His face and speak to me.
Death: But He remains silent.
Antonius Block: I call out to Him in the darkness. But it's as if no one was there.
Death: Perhaps there isn't anyone.
Antonius Block: Then life is a preposterous horror. No man can live faced with Death, knowing everything's nothingness.
Death: Most people think neither of death nor nothingness.
Antonius Block: But one day you stand at the edge of life and face darkness.
Death: That day.
Antonius Block: I understand what you mean.


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Both Van Halen and Scott Walker (from his album Scott 4) have named a song after this film, both are inspired by the Bergman film. The Van Halen one also mentions The Virgin Spring.
The inspiration for this film was said to be drawn from the period films of Akira Kurosawa, of which Ingmar Bergman was a big fan.
The chess pieces used in the movie was sold from Ingmar Bergman's descendent's estate in 2009 for 1m Swedish Krona (around USD$145,000 at the time).
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