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Ingmar Bergman : Interviews - Raphael Shargel

Ingmar Bergman


By: Raphael Shargel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2007
ISBN: 9781578062188
Number Of Pages: 204

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Although Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) holds an undisputed place in the pantheon of major filmmakers, mention of his name unjustly evokes images of monolithic gloom and despair. All of his pictures, including his comedies, deal seriously with faith, morality, and mortality, but audiences and critics too often neglect the extraordinary wit and vitality that can be found in Wild Strawberries, Scenes from a Marriage, Fanny and Alexander, and many others. In Ingmar Bergman: Interviews, the director discusses various stages of his career and the many facets of his work. The man and his films are revealed to be funny, full of life, and surprising as well as thoughtful, complex, and profound. In interviews with important writers, critics, and filmmakers, including James Baldwin, Michiko Kakutani, John Simon, and Vilgot Sjoeman, Bergman describes a grand vision that justifies his affinity with Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Dostoyevsky. The volume begins with a 1957 piece, conducted just as he completed his early masterpiece The Seventh Seal, and ends in 2002, as he was preparing to direct Saraband, his latest film. Raphael Shargel is associate professor of English at Providence College, where he teaches literature and film. From 1997 to 2006, he was film critic for the New Leader. He has also written about film for MSNBC.com and reviewed movies on local radio.

Introductionp. vii
Chronologyp. xxiii
Filmographyp. xxvii
The Tensions of Ingmar Bergmanp. 3
The Northern Protestantp. 10
Excerpts from L136: Diary with Ingmar Bergmanp. 21
Playboy Interview: Ingmar Bergmanp. 35
Ingmar Bergman: "For Me, Film Is Face"p. 48
Ingmar Bergman Is Making a Film on Faro Againp. 53
Interview with Ingmar Bergmanp. 61
Conversation with Bergmanp. 69
I Live at the Edge of a Very Strange Countryp. 96
A Visit with Ingmar Bergmanp. 113
Dialogue on Filmp. 126
Ingmar Bergman at Workp. 140
Face to Face with Ingmar Bergmanp. 148
Ingmar Bergman: Summing Up a Life in Filmp. 156
For Bergman, a New Twist on an Old Lovep. 171
Bergman's Best Intentionsp. 175
Face to Face with a Life of Creationp. 183
Encounter with Ingmar Bergmanp. 190
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9781578062188
ISBN-10: 1578062187
Series: Conversations with Filmmakers (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 16.08  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39