Ingmar Bergman, who died in July 2007, was responsible for some of the greatest films of the modern age. He created amazing, indelible allegories of postwar man adrift without God. And, we learned today, the Swede was also a man who sent his housekeeper notes complaining that she had bought "boring cheese".
The filmmaker, responsible for such epics as Fanny and Alexander, Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal, lived on the remote Baltic island of Faro. Many of his possessions have been auctioned off since his death at the age of 89 and today 32 notes to his housekeeper - some tender and some with angry sketches - were auctioned in Stockholm for £4,110.