Swedish actress Lena Nyman has died after battling an illness, The Associated Press reports. She was 66.
Nyman starred in more than 50 Swedish films and plays, many of which were sexually explicit. She rose to international fame when she landed the lead role in I Am Curious — Yellow, the 1967 film that was banned in the U.S. for two years due to the nudity and sex scenes. She also starred in the sequel I Am Curious — Blue.
DVD Tuesday Alienation miniskirts and Swinging London The late Michelangelo Antonionis Blow-up wraps a mystery in an groovy existential enigmaSend your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks on the Movie Talk vodcastHear Maitland on the weekly podcast TV Guide TalkMy tiny tribute to the late Michelangelo Antonioni who died last week on the same day as fellow film great Ingmar Bergman is making Blow-up 1966 the film that spaked many a heated argument about what it all meant this weeks DVD Tuesday pick And of course the photo-shoot sequence featuring star David Hemmings and pioneering superstar model Veruschka regularly turns up on lists of the sexiest movie scenes so theres something for everyone Based loosely on a short story by Argentine experimental writer Julio Cortazar its set in London in the mid-1960s when Londons scene music fashion art clubs was the coolest in the worldread more
Ingmar Bergman, the legendary Swedish director who helmed more than 50 films, passed away today at the age of 89. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. His classic film The Seventh Seal includes a scene in which a knight plays chess with the Grim Reaper. "I was terribly scared of death," Bergman has said of his inspiration for the tableau. His other features include Wild Strawberries, Persona and Fanny and Alexander.read more