Tag Archives: Sheila O’Malley

PERSONALITY CRISIS: VAMPIRES & INSUPERABLE DISTANCE BETWEEN TRUTH AND POSSIBILITY

“In Persona the stunning sensuous-mouthed Liv Ullmann plays Elizabet Volger, an actress who suddenly, during a performance, gets an overwhelming desire to laugh. (She’s acting in a tragedy, so the laughter seems inappropriate to her) And after she gets the … Continue reading

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WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO: FEEDING ON THE TRUTH?

Bergman’s “Persona” is a dark a beautiful film that deals ultimately with heroism; an uncommon theme in our time. “As Kelly Oliver writes, alluding to the enigmatic opening sequence with its images of sacrifice, vampirism, crucifixion and death, “in their … Continue reading

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