9 comments

  • By Ron G
    March 25, 2014
    04:39 PM

    I have always contended that "Persona" is as much about the creating and watching of cinema as it is a story about a nurse and patient who exchange personalities. It's about the diabolical nature of cinema that tricks the eye and mind to believe it is experiencing "reality."
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    • By staahsha
      March 25, 2014
      06:27 PM

      i agree, Ron G
  • By Rober W Fischer
    March 25, 2014
    05:49 PM

    I could watch this film a hundred times over, and never be bored, grew up watching Bergman, and even had the chance to meet Liv many years ago. Always a great film
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  • By Brett Sheehan
    March 25, 2014
    09:57 PM

    Love this film. Its gotten better & better on each viewing.
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  • By Sidney
    March 25, 2014
    10:04 PM

    As I watch it repeatedly, I say to myself, that 'Persona" is a one of the very rare films that continues to break the rules, and continues to break cinematic conventions. This is one of cinema's true works of art.
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  • By Ron G
    March 26, 2014
    09:55 AM

    I had the good fortune to meet Bergman as he was completing "Fanny & Alexander," and at that time he said that "Persona" and "Cries & Whispers" were the films that most fully realized his creative intentions.
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    • By Batzomon
      March 26, 2014
      10:23 AM

      I am LITERALLY jealous of you. I want to meet Scorsese and/or Herzog before they die and leave the world a far less rich place.
  • By Curtis Stotlar
    March 26, 2014
    10:20 AM

    It's not only that "Persona" breaks the rules; it reinvents them and starts a new, different way of thinking. On first viewing this disturbed me but now I find it stimulating.
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  • By Lachenmann
    March 26, 2014
    08:47 PM

    Actually that isn't accurate, Ron. Bergman has said numerous times that "Winter Light" is the only film in which his vision was perfectly realized and even exceeded his expectations. You can find this statement all over the place.
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