Hallowed Ground
Another One Bites the Dust

No Smiles This Summer Night

Ingmar_3 Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)

"Intimations of divinity can be found in classical music, in which I think there is a sort of human holiness.” (from "Bergman Island," 2006)

"His use of classical music, especially in what to me is his greatest film, “Persona,” adds an incalculable profundity to his work." (Stephen Holden, The New York Times, 7/30/07)

From The Magic Flute (1975):

"He who wanders this street
Full of hardship, becomes clean
Through fire, water, air, and earth.
If he the terror of Death
Can overcome, he vaults
From the earth, heavenward;
Illuminated, he will be in good
Standing, to consecrate himself
Entirely to Isis."