Max von Sydow drinking snaps

Whether you'd want to remember him as the knight playing chess with Death in Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal or for any of his other great performances in the work of the late dirctor, as Father Lankester Merrin in The Exorcist , Karl Oskar in The Emigrants or like myself as Frederick in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters, Max Von Sydow remains one of the most succesful actors to emerge from Sweden. It's pleasing that even after reaching his eighties he is getting offered roles of substance. He was recently seen in Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and will also appear in Martin Scorsese's upcoming film, Shutter Island alongside a long list of other illuminaries. Max von Sydow's having said he will continue making films as long as he is provided with worthwhile material, genuinely makes me hope producers of this world take good note. The man did age with plenty of grace, c'est clair.

He delivered some memorably witty lines in Hannah and Her Sisters:

You missed a very dull TV show on Auschwitz. More gruesome film clips, and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions. The reason they can never answer the question "How could it possibly happen?" is that it's the wrong question. Given what people are, the question is "Why doesn't it happen more often?"

Postat av: Kosh

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2009-05-08 @ 11:46:24

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