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  • "The term 'Bergmanesque' describes a specific worldview - a bleak psychological chronicle of people living in a world that God has abandoned - evidenced in films the director never even made."

    GreenCine Daily

  • It features Wallace Reid as a young millionaire who falls in love with Cleo Ridgely, an Ingrid Bergmanesque actress playing a poor woman from the slums burdened by an alcoholic husband.

    Empire of Dreams

  • The plot is heavy handed in a moralistic, Bergmanesque sort of way -- it's plainly inspired by The Seventh Seal.

    Incubus, the first movie in... Shatneranto? Shasperanto?

  • There's a deliberate contemplative pace to the storytelling here that some will undoubtedly call Bergmanesque.

    GreenCine Daily: Tribeca Dispatch. 1.

  • The problem is that people love the schlub persona, and they've come to tolerate the Bergmanesque dramas, but nobody looks to Woody for barbed, bitter jokes.

    Deconstructing Harry

  • Hugo on Lars von Trier's The Boss of It All: His musical film is less about the magic of musicals than a Bergmanesque annotation of that magic and its place in our filmic mind.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 11/26.

  • The film itself, perhaps as a consequence, is in many respects Bergmanesque.

    GreenCine Daily: Weekend shorts.

  • The bare trees dusted with snow made it seem Bergmanesque, and the occasional splash of color — a leftover string of Christmas lights, bright red lipstick on an elderly woman hunching into the wind — struck us as positively garish.

    In Hot Water

  • And I sometimes even came to feel that those whispery English-speaking voices were sort of mystical Bergmanesque ghosts, providing an underlayer of subtext.

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  • But then Ingmar Bergman made a career of spinning fictions from his own lugubrious worldview, and while Melancholia isn't quite in his league, it's a very Bergmanesque film - severe, graceful, yet mischievous too.

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