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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 37. Chapters: Wild Strawberries, Cries and Whispers, The Seventh Seal, Persona, Ingmar Bergman filmography, The Silence, Through a Glass Darkly, The Magic Flute, The Virgin Spring, Fanny and Alexander, Winter Light, Summer Interlude, Scenes from a Marriage, Hour of the Wolf, Shame, Smiles of a Summer Night, Saraband, Autumn Sonata, Face to Face, The Passion of Anna, Summer with Monika, The Serpent's Egg, The Touch, A Ship to India, Music in Darkness, The Magician, From the Life of the Marionettes, Port of Call, Secrets of Women, After the Rehearsal, The Image Makers, Dreams, Crisis, The Rite, Brink of Life, In the Presence of a Clown, The Devil's Eye, It Rains on Our Love, A Lesson in Love, Mr. Sleeman Is Coming, Thirst, Sawdust and Tinsel, This Can't Happen Here, All These Women, Prison, Rabies, The Venetian, To Joy, Karin's Face, The Making of Fanny and Alexander. Excerpt: The Seventh Seal (Swedish: ) is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death (Bengt Ekerot), who has come to take his life. Bergman developed the film from his own play Wood Painting. The title refers to a passage from the Book of Revelation, used both at the very start of the film, and again towards the end, beginning with the words "And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1). Here the motif of silence refers to the "silence of God" which is a major theme of the film. The film is considered a major classic of world cinema. It helped Bergman to establish himself as a world-renowned director and contains scenes which have become iconic through parodies and homages. The Jesuit...