The 7th Seal ~ Bergman

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A classic no doubt but what to make of it? The characterisation is superb but so fraught with angst, it is almost distracting. Not embarrasingly so, though. Stoic Death, an everyman's last nightmare; no solace in love and definitely no solace in God. The church is played for the fool, The Fools "The horse is sitting in the tree" ??? Esoteric? Existential? Bit of a laugh really, which is why I chose this clip. Insults!

It all ends with Death leading the entourage into a merry distant dance while the visionary, his young, pretty, pragmatic wife smiling  wryly clutching her baby,  move off with the sunshine.

So there is hope, The Human Condition is not totally bleak……


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