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Ingmar Bergman : A Reference Guide - Birgitta Steene

Ingmar Bergman

A Reference Guide

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The films of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman are renowned for their largely spare and stark aesthetic, an existential framework, and plots driven by a fascination with death and the moral torments of the human soul. Birgitta Steene offers here in Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide an essential and unparalleled resource on the life and work of Bergman. Plumbing the depths of these trademark Bergman themes, Steene traces as well the indelible mark he left on world cinema through his other cinematographic work and writings.

Over the decades, Bergman's stature and image have evolved in fascinating ways--an iconoclast of the 1950s, a bourgeois traditionalist of the 1960s, and an icon in the 1980s. This exhaustive compendium considers each phase of his career, exploring his deep and vast oeuvre in all its controversy and complexity, and analyzes his intriguing and unique motifs such as his efforts to expose dead conventions and his portrayals of Woman as the archetype of humanity. As well as providing a detailed account of Bergman's life and chronicling his career as a filmmaker and theater director, including his work for television, Steene offers transcripts of some of the numerous interviews and conversations she conducted with Bergman. Writings by and about Bergman and a detailed chronological survey of his film and theatrical work completes this eminently readable and thoroughly researched volume. A wide-ranging and groundbreaking work of film history, Ingmar Bergman is the definitive reference for scholars of the Scandinavian master.

"'No scholar has more consistently and perceptively responded to Bergman's oeuvre than Birgitta Steene. With her dual cultural background and access to Bergman material in his native language, she is uniquely qualified to provide both an international and Swedish perspective on the critical reception to his extraordinary output. Her new book offers a comprehensive overview and annotated record of his prolific accomplishments. As Bergman's mighty career draws to a close, the Reference Guide will serve as the first source as well as the gold standard for a generation of future scholars.' Lloyd Michaels, professor of English, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania"

Preface nbsp
Life and Work The Family Setting Debut and Formative Years Artistic Breakthrough at Home and Abroad Religious Crisis Discovery of Fårö
The Critical Sixties
The Artist Syndrome Discovery of Television Exile Return to Sweden and Closure nbsp
The Writer Ingmar Bergman
Cinema d'auteur The Young Playwright The Writer of Prose Fiction Post-filmmaking Prose
List of Bergman's Written Work nbsp
The Filmmaker Enter the Magician Swedish Filmmaking during Bergman's Formative Years Ingmar Bergman
Filmmaking Credo Ingmar Bergman's Films
Grouping of a Lifelong Production
Filmography Synopses, Credits, Commentaries and Reception Record Foreign Titles of Ingmar Bergman Films Ingmar Bergman as Film Producer
Ingmar Bergman and the Media Radio Productions Television Works
Ingmar Bergman in the Theater
An Overview
Stage Productions by Ingmar Bergman Opera/Ballet
Theatre and Media
Bibliography, 1940-2004 Chart over Bergman's Theatre, Opera, TV and Radio Productions nbsp
Interviews with Ingmar Bergman nbsp
Works on Ingmar Bergman nbsp
Varia Media Documentaries on Ingmar Bergman Stage and Screen Performances by Ingmar Bergman Awards and Tributes Awards for individual Films
Archival Sources Ingmar Bergman's Writings Ingmar Bergman's Films Ingmar Bergman's Radio Play Productions and TV Work Ingmar Bergman's Theatre Productions
Indexes Subject
Index Subject
Index Supplement
Literature on Bergman Title
Index Name
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ISBN: 9789053564066
ISBN-10: 9053564063
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1150
Published: 1st May 2006
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 7.62
Weight (kg): 2.09