I agree that Bergman can be slammed for being dour.
(On the other hand, there are a handful of early comedies which are good.)
But what a weird comparison, Kubrick and Bergman.
Bergman never had a social satire like Dr. Strangelove.
But Kubrick never made a love-letter to the family like Fanny and Alexander.
Bergman never made a sci-fi film.
But Kubrick never made a quiet chamber piece with only two or three characters.
Bergman wrote his own stuff, mostly.
Kubrick developed scripts from novels, mostly.
Ultimately, Bergman was interested in interior life, Kubrick with social life. I don't get the comparison.
Originally Posted by Murmer99
I feel like most of the characters in Kubrick's films are merely a bunch of scribbles he put together rapidly.
So true, because Kubrick cares more for ideas. On the other hand, not much politics in Bergman.
(I wonder how old Kubrick was when he declared WILD STRAWBERRIES his fav. Was he responding as an older man or as a young film enthusiast?)