Summer With Monika

Summer With Monika
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What a great film. I guess it's good I'm only seeing it now near 50. I don't think I would have appreciated it at 20.

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Movie that I decided I liked by the end of it. Some beautiful shots

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Oh my GOD!! This is just AWFUL!! I've seen better student-project films. Only Orson Welles could match this for sheer pretentiousness. Inchoate, incoherent, illogical. A father, an aunt, an arch-nemesis, and a baby materialize and de-materialize at random moments, as the whim takes ...Read more

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Harry should have left her ass the moment she dumped the mushrooms that ungrateful bitch

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straight up

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Monika is a free spirit, not to be tied up by anything for long. I like the intense moment when she stares at us, the spectators, towards the end of the movie.

Laurie avatar

I didn’t enjoy the film but the use of light and shadow is striking.

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Frank Sherman

i COMPLETELY disagree with you here. This is one of the most enjoyable films I've ever seen. ONE, the actors were not just acting. THey were obviously living these parts. THAT to me is very obvious. TWO, the cinematography was not made by someone who did NOT discuss heavily the camera work ...Read more

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Stockholm is so beautiful. It was then and it is now. Also, I love the part where they mention getting a green carnation. In that brief moment, the film exploded with colors!

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Harry should have slapped her harder

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This may spoil the sequence of the movie a bit in case you want it to remain a complete mystery...

Monika is someone you feel sorry for at first and then later on she becomes irritating to the point where you think she deserves a smack. Harry had a fun adventure with her and had to ...Read more

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I found this Bergman microcosm engrossing and compelling. He creates an intimate view of working-class life in the 50's and the struggles of youth. Faces are prominent and revealing throughout and he includes long still-worthy shots of the ocean. Stellar.

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Monika's extreme close-up: As the lighting changes, her eyes go black as pitch. Her soul is gone, or at least temporarily lost.
Even at this early age, there was no denying that Harriet Andersson was a force to be reckoned with.

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I love how daring this was for the 50s. I interpret Monika's staring-contest-with-the-camera moment as an act of rebellion, against the times and against filmmaking conventions up to that point. Don't mess with Monika!

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