Monday, May 7, 2018

THE SCHOOL OF PERSONA PART 2: MOVING IMAGERY

A few years ago we looked at the (possible) influence of one of my personal favorite shots in all of cinema in the form of the young boy touching the screen in Ingmar Bergman's Persona.

But that's just one shot. The entire film is influential. So we're gonna give Tarkovsky a rest and take a look at some more forced comparisons & reaches between Bergman's masterpiece alongside a collection of more recent films.

Enjoy...


I wanted to start this piece off with the one & only piece of definitive validation...
Persona / White Face
and here we have a co-sign from the star & director of White Face...


Persona / Get Out

Persona / Get Out

Persona / Freeze Frame

Persona / Dillinger Is Dead


Persona / Safe

Persona / Poltergeist

Persona / Blue Velvet

Persona / Carol

Pinnland / 
Inland Empire

Persona / Don't Look Back


Persona / 
Closer

Persona / The Blackout

Persona / A Zed & 2 Noughts

Persona / Solaris