Victor Sjöström

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    struggle. As Isak peers closer to it, the deceased’s hand grabs hold of him and forcefully draws him closer. The dream ends with the cadaver seemingly merging into one with Isak. This particular sequence was deeply influenced by Bergman’s love for Victor Sjostrom’s film The Phantom Carriage. The funeral hearse with no coachman recalls death driving a funeral hearse in The Phantom Carriage. This idea of death in this nightmare spurs viewers to contemplate what it means to live as if they are dead and

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