Friday, September 16, 2011

The Great Scenes # 7: Persona (1966)


Directed by Ingmar Bergman


Persona is one of my favorite films of all time. It has several great scenes in it. This is one of the less obvious choices (those who have seen the film will know the more obvious choice). I think this scene is one of the most erotic scenes in cinema history. Even more erotic than most on-screen sex scenes out there. This film about an actress (Liv Ullmann) who was rendered inexplicably mute is sent to the seaside with a psychiatric nurse (Bibi Andersson) as part of her therapy. And it just gets weird from there. Bibi Andersson basically speaks roughly 90% of all the spoken dialogue in the entire film so she has a lot of long monologues and this is one of them.

15 comments:

Bart said...

it is, but the fact that u point out how awful it is makes it funny

Bersercules said...

Wow that was one hell of a scene! I did not expect that when I started watching it! It deffinitly was a very erotic and dirty story she told! Very graphic! I loved it!
Thank you for showing this!
Could you do more things like this?
I am going to try and find that movie now and watch it and I'd like to see videos of other movies you like so I can see if I'd like them too!
I find watching a scene from a movie and a paragraph of writing better then just seeing a write up of the movie!

neatfit said...

I'm definetly going to get this movie, if all else fails I'll downloading it, because this is really interesting, great acting in this, and seems like a decent story.

My 2 Pesos said...

Bibi Andersson is very cute. (:

MRanthrope said...

wow, super sexual scene. Her descriptions weren't even that graphic, but our imaginations running wild is what does it.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Mm i could listen to french girls talk all day.

Nickodemus said...

hott.

Damon said...

nice post :D

George Anderson said...

Seems like an interesting film.

Max Power said...

looks great, i'll check it out

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YeamieWaffles said...

Awesome scene. Very erotic stuff like this is always great in films. Thanks for sharing.

my day in a sentence said...

I love Bergman; I'll check this out! :)

Natural One said...

Holy crap!! That was hot!!

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

God-DAMN I haven't seen this movie since the Sundance Channel, 199friggin'6.

M'man, have I ever told you that you are a Bastard after my own heart?

Jaccstev said...

what a sensual conversation! It's gonna be great if the scene was in full color.