Snapshots, in a few tweets and words, of what I'm thinking about today, the Fourth of July...
Celebrating U.S.A.'s 240th birthday today from hot & humid Florida, but wishing I was in Sweden, on a boat in the Stockholm archipelago, eating strawberries with friends, and enjoying the Midnight Sun; Ingmar Bergman's "Wild Strawberries"
Before hamburgers, hots dogs, pretzels & beer R consumed today -& B4 we "Let freedom ring!"- there must be #donuts! https://t.co/m9BybGCcwY— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) July 4, 2016
Before anyone else is awake, we sneak out for a morning run with the boat. ...and maybe some "fika"? ☺️☀️☕️ pic.twitter.com/nXY48b9aYI— Magnus Lundin (@magnusswede) May 30, 2015
@magnusswede Celebrating 240th B'day 2day in humid #FL, wishing was on #STHLM archipelago, eating strawberries! :-) https://t.co/FpYZtX8Qs2— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) July 4, 2016
@magnusswede Just in case, I'll order us a backup boat so daytrip goes perfectly! @chriscraftboats ad fm 1944 @LIFE. pic.twitter.com/Hr6Q4tTWeY— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) July 4, 2016
a.) I really do LOVE strawberries, and,
b.) It seems without ever planning to, more often than not, most Fourth of July weekends, at some point, often after watching fireworks, I end up watching Ingmar Bergman's iconic film "Wild Strawberries" because... it's SO perfect, SO summer and SO Sweden!
Moonrise in the light of the midnight Sun https://t.co/92EUHiXCRV #moon #midnightsun #Sweden #Norrland #Nikon #D810A pic.twitter.com/nYuCu8YAO0— Göran Strand (@Astrofotografen) July 1, 2016
Part of the genius of this film, at least to me, is that like the best films, it always gives gives the viewer a reason to contemplate a life very different from the one they are currently living, since it has a huge dollop of wistfulness in it, something I, perhaps, already spend too much time considering.
This classic film of remembrance, known as Smultronställe in Swedish, officially opened in Sweden on December 26th, 1957, but for me, it remains a film of #summer.
One of my all-time favorite films, I've probably seen it, conservatively, over two dozen times, mostly on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), though I have a DVD and videocassette of it and many other Bergman films. It's a film that I always gets something new out of, and never tire of watching in part because there's so very much going on, even when it doesn't always seem that way.
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