The Resource Images : my life in film, Ingmar Bergman ; translated from the Swedish by Marianne Ruuth ; introduction by Woody Allen

Images : my life in film, Ingmar Bergman ; translated from the Swedish by Marianne Ruuth ; introduction by Woody Allen

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Images : my life in film
Title
Images
Title remainder
my life in film
Statement of responsibility
Ingmar Bergman ; translated from the Swedish by Marianne Ruuth ; introduction by Woody Allen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
  • "Ingmar Bergman is an acknowledged giant of film and one of the great creative artists of this century. His career as a movie director, screenwriter, and producer spanned more than forty years, during which he made such masterpieces as The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Smiles of a Summer Night, Persona, Hour of the Wolf, Shame, Cries and Whispers, and Fanny and Alexander. After his retirement from film-making following Fanny and Alexander, he went on to write his autobiography, The Magic Lantern, which became a best-seller worldwide and was hailed as "surely one of the finest self-portraits of an artist in our time" (Time). Now, in Images, Ingmar Bergman turns the magic lantern of memory from himself to his films." "To write this book, Bergman rescreened all of his films, many of which he had not seen since their release. His friend, the movie critic and publisher Lasse Bergstrom, also viewed and discussed them, helping to jog his memory and to expose his psychological blind spots about his work. Bergman relied, too, on annotated scripts, newspapers, and the recollections of others, but especially on his own workbooks and diaries, from which he is here publishing extracts for the first time."
  • "Images is the creator's effort to "account for the sources" of his creation. It is at once a penetrating, unsentimental portrait of artistry and a fascinating self-portrait, a critical testament and a memoir. Because Bergman's life and films are so intimately intertwined, Images adds much to our knowledge of the man while offering countless insights into and a new understanding of the work. Bergman takes us into the backstage world of memories and "the blurred X rays of the soul." He recounts the making of the films and explores the themes that bind them together, the preoccupations, the anguish, the conflicts. He comments brilliantly and unsparingly on his successes as well as his perceived failures. He recalls the lessons he learned from his colleagues and pays them homage; and he tells of both the happy times when production took place without a hitch, as with The Magic Flute, and the catastrophes." "Images is an eloquent and indispensable companion to Ingmar Bergman's films. Like its sister work, The Magic Lantern, it allows us to listen to this "voice of genius" (Woody Allen, New York Times Book Review) more clearly than ever before." "A complete filmography appears at the end of this volume."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CLU
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1918-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergman, Ingmar
Dewey number
791.43/0233/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.B47
LC item number
A313 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bergman, Ingmar
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Bergman, Ingmar
  • Bergman, Ingmar
  • Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma
  • Bergman, Ingmar
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Sweden
Label
Images : my life in film, Ingmar Bergman ; translated from the Swedish by Marianne Ruuth ; introduction by Woody Allen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Filmography: pages 385-439
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Extent
1 online resource (442 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035607839
Label
Images : my life in film, Ingmar Bergman ; translated from the Swedish by Marianne Ruuth ; introduction by Woody Allen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Filmography: pages 385-439
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Extent
1 online resource (442 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035607839

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