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 Post subject: Ingmar Bergman
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:29 pm 
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INGMAR BERGMAN
(1918 – 2007), Swedish


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"Bergman's unique international status as a filmmaker would seem assured on many grounds; his prolific output of largely notable work; the profoundly personal nature of his best films since the 1950s; the innovative nature of his technique combined with its essential simplicity even when employing surrealistic and dream-like treatments; his creative sensitivity in relation to his players; and his extraordinary capacity to evoke distinguished acting from his regular interpreters."
-International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

"Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls."
-Ingmar Bergman


Filmography
1946 Crisis (Kris)
1946 It Rains on Our Love (Det regnar på vår kärlek)
1947 A Ship to India (Skepp till Indialand)
1948 Music in Darkness (Musik i mörker)
1948 Port of Call (Hamnstad)
1949 Prison (Fängelse)
1949 Thirst/Three Strange Loves (Törst)
1950 This Can't Happen Here (Sånt händer inte här)
1950 To Joy (Till glädje)
1951 Summer Interlude (Sommarlek)
1952 Secrets of Women (Kvinnors väntan)
1953 Sawdust and Tinsel (Gycklarnas afton)
1953 Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika)
1954 A Lesson in Love (En lektion i kärlek)
1955 Dreams (Kvinnodröm) aka Journey Into Autumn
1955 Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende)
1957 Bakomfilm smultronstället
1957 The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet)
1957 Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (Herr Sleeman kommer) (TV)
1957 Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)
1958 The Venetian (Venetianskan) (TV)
1958 Brink of Life (Nära livet)
1958 Rabies (TV)
1958 The Magician (Ansiktet )
1960 The Devil's Eye (Djävulens öga)
1960 The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan)
1961 Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel)
1962 Winter Light (Nattvardsgästerna)
1963 The Silence (Tystnaden)
1964 All These Women (För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor)
1966 Persona
1968 Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen)
1968 Shame (Skammen)
1968 The Rite (Riten) (TV)
1969 The Passion of Anna (En passion)
1971 The Touch (Beröringen)
1973 Cries and Whispers (1973) (Viskningar och rop)
1973 Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) (Theatrical)
1973 Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) (TV)
1975 The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)
1976 Face to Face (Ansikte mot ansikte)
1977 The Serpent's Egg (Das Schlangenei)
1978 Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten)
1980 From the Life of the Marionettes (Aus dem Leben der Marionetten)
1982 Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) (Theatrical)
1982 Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) (TV)
1984 Karin's Face (Karins ansikte)
1984 After the Rehearsal (Efter repetitionen) (TV)
1997 In The Presence of a Clown (Larmar och gör sig till) (TV)
2000 The Image Makers (Bildmakarna) (TV)
2003 Saraband (2003) (TV)

Recommended First Watch: Wild Strawberries


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:45 pm 
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I've already made a Bergman thread, but I can delete the old one. It says the same stuff. I've done Ford too, but i'll delete that one as well.

The other ones I did were Kurosawa, Cassevettes and Allen.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:17 am 
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Of the little I've seen, I'd rank them like so:

1. Wild Strawberries
2. The Seventh Seal
3. Persona
4. Through A Glass Darkly (own)
5. Winter Light (own)

All of which I love. 2 and 3 are fairly interchangeable, as are 4 and 5. I also own The SIlence and Fanny and Alexander, so hopefully I'll watch them soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:49 pm 
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Wild Strawberries for first watch


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:56 pm 
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hmm im not sure about that, old man thinking about his life might be hard to grasp. Seventh Seal might work better I think


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:58 pm 
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But it's so offputtingly cheesy. At least it was for me. Wild Strawberries was the Bergman that made me go on my Bergman binge this time two years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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1. Fanny and Alexander = 10
2. Scenes From A Marriage = 10
3. Wild Strawberries = 10
4. Cries And Whispers = 10
5. Through A Glass Darkly = 10
6. Winter Light = 10
7. The Silence = 9
8. Seventh Seal = 8
9. Saraband = 6
10. The Virgin Spring = 6

Hard to tell, though, aside from the top 3, Seventh Seal, and Virgin Spring I've only seen these once (which is why I still haven't written them in stone on my RYM page). Oddly enough, I still have not seen his most obtainable and arguably biggest movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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actually i'm very curious to know what you think of it when you do watch it. i may need to give it another try, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:53 am 
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If we are talking about Persona, I have to say I don't think any other movie has more profoundly disgrown on me. For me it's just pretty cinematography and beautiful women now, nothing more. I find the opening sequence in particular incredibly irritating beyond almost all belief. I'm more interested in pretty much every single other major Bergman film than I am in this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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wah... the enormous erection doesn't do anything for you?
i'll try to like it more this time just so i can be contrarian and we can have a discussion about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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George wrote:
actually i'm very curious to know what you think of it when you do watch it. i may need to give it another try, too.


You talkin bout Fanny And Alexander? I don't think, I feel (except for the Ismael scenes, does anyone else thinks he/she looks like David Bowie?).

Dreww wrote:
Wild Strawberries for first watch


Agreed, it was my first (technically second, I watch Fanny And Alexander when I was 8, but this was the first one I watched and was old enough to really appreciate it). And it also jumpstarted my Bergman binge from age 14-18 (approximately).


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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Seventh Seal is one of the most genuinely creepy films I've ever seen, I was also surprised by it's sense of humor. Overall I thought it was awesome. So I will check out more of this guy's work, starting with Wild Strawberries.


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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no, i was responding to you not having seen persona


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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even though Wild Strawberries is the rec'd first watch, im gonna start with Seventh Seal. i think its Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey that influenced my decision. :metal:


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 Post subject: Re: Ingmar Bergman
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Yeah that's how it went for me too.

Isn't that a great story to tell snobby film students when they ask you how you got into Bergman or what?


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