Stanley Kubrick’s Fan Letter To Ingmar Bergman
July 8, 2011 Leave a comment
It’s one thing for an artist to say they’re influenced by another talented creator, but rarely do we see physical proof of this admiration. The always amazing Letters of Note blog recently uncovered this piece of fan mail from Stanley Kubrick to Ingmar Bergman. The letter was composted in March of 1960, just seven months before the release of Kubrick’s first masterpiece, Spartacus. Kubrick praises Bergman’s style, choice of actors and ability to set an atmosphere in his films. As Kubrick states matter of factly, “Your vision of life has moved me deeply, much more deeply than I have ever been moved by any films. I believe you are the greatest film-maker at work today.”
Head over to Letters of Note, which for my money is the best blog on the internet, for a full transcript of this letter and many other fantastic pieces of mail.