To dice with death

November 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

Det sjunde inseglet, Ingmar Bergman, 1957

Block: Who are you?
Death: I am Death.
Block: You have come for me?
Death: I have been for a long time at your side.
Block: I know.
Death: Are you prepared?
Block: My body is afraid, but I am not.
[Death approaches Block.]
Block: Wait a moment.
Death: You all say that. But I give no respite.
Block: You play chess, do you not? … As long as I resist you, I live. If I win, you set me free.
Block: Black for you!
Death: It becomes me well.
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