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Singer touches on all of Bergman's main concerns: the silence of God; the threat of death (physical, emotional, or spiritual); the role of the artist in society; the presence or absence of love relationships-and their success or failure. After Bergman's death, Woody Allen offered the following assessment of Bergman's achievement: I think his films have eternal relevance, because his films deal with the difficulty of personal relationships and lack of communication between people and religious aspirations and mortality-existential themes that will be relevant a thousand years from now.
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