Sunday, August 05, 2007


Ingmar Bergman Films His Bris!

This week Slate ran a narrated video segment on the soap commercials (!) that Ingmar Bergman made during an early 1950s Swedish film strike. I decided to cut out the middleman and found that, sure enough, a couple months ago someone posted 8 of the original Bris ("Breeze") Soap commercials in their entirety on Youtube. They remain pretty unknown, too -- some have hit counts still in the hundreds.

You don't need any translation, because they're plenty weird in any language:

Check out his truly awesome homage in this commercial...

And finally, I would be remiss to not add the finest Bergman parody ever. (Note the wheeze on the 1970s ad slogan, "When you're out of Shlitz, you're out of beer"):

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