Ingmar Bergman: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) (Paperback)

Ingmar Bergman: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) By Raphael Shargel (Editor) Cover Image
By Raphael Shargel (Editor)
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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 Sj man, 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781578062188
ISBN-10: 1578062187
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Conversations with Filmmakers (Hardcover)