Tag Archives: existentialism

Genre Grandeur: Solaris (1972)

The theme for September’s Genre Grandeur over at MovieRob was space – a theme that has the potential to be fun, exciting and adventurous, but also isolating, poignant and filled to the brim with existential themes. I chose to watch Solaris (1972), a Tarkovsky classic. Check out the rest of the films for September’s Genre […]

The Great Villain Blogathon: Death in The Seventh Seal

Can the personification of death really be considered a villain? Or, is the personification of death the most relevant villain of all? In Ingmar Bergman’s iconic film The Seventh Seal (1957), Death (Bengt Ekerot) is the ultimate adversary against which each of the characters resist; particularly the knight Antonius Block, played by Max von Sydow.