Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot
Aired Friday, May 22, 2015
The guys discuss Ingmar Bergman's 1957 film The Seventh Seal. They break down the film's elements of life and death as well as its takedown of organized religion, and discuss the legacy that it ultimately holds as one of the most well-regarded pieces of art in the film canon. The Seventh Seal personifies Death (portrayed by Bengt Ekerot) in a way that brings the supernatural and the human together in a harrowing way for the film's characters - particularly for the agnostic hero knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) - but Bergman's statement seems to be one of positivity in the fate of humanity regardless. The guys also discuss the games in which they would challenge Death, a cause that would get them crusading, and the ideal final feast.