Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Very Strange Man

I have shot two horses, burned a third, and strangled a dog.

Ingmar Bergman, on the set of his only English-language film, “The Serpent’s Egg” (1977).

Bergman’s statement, apparently not made in jest, was in response to the protests of cast and crew, who objected to a scene involving the butchering of a live horse.

Happily, the views of cast and crew prevailed. The scene was not filmed.

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