Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Chess with Death!

Posting the "Spanish Colonial" death statue from New Mexico made me think of the Ingmar Bergman movie "The Seventh Seal" It is a classic from the 50's. It is about a knight who is returning from the crusades in the 14th century and is disillusioned with life and questioning his beliefs after what he has seen. On the way home he meets death and they have a game of chess along the way. If the knight wins he gets to keep living. It's pretty heavy stuff but very good, very thought provoking, which is something I like. Death in the movie looks a lot like the sculpture that I posted here before. It must be a widespread image of the skeletal look in the black robes.


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