The Swedish master of modern cinema, died Monday at his home in Faro, Sweden. He was 89 years old.

I agree 100% with Woody Allen’s assessment that he was “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera.”

I treasure the countless hours I’ve spent with my friend Jone, spellbound by the genius of his work. The inspiration. In our business the term Artist is tossed around far too indiscriminately. Mr. Bergman was a bona fide Artist of the highest caliber.

There never was, nor will there ever be another like him.