Ingmar Bergman - book author
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a nine-time Academy Award-nominated Swedish film, stage, and opera director. He depicted bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope in his explorations of the human condition. He is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in cinematic history.
He directed 62 films, most of which he wrote, and directed over 170 plays. Some of his internationally known favorite actors were Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in the stark landscape of his native Sweden, and major themes were often bleak, dealing with death, illness, betrayal, and insanity.
Bergman was active for more than 60 years, but his career was seriously threatened in 1976 when he suspended a number of pending productions, closed his studios, and went into self-imposed exile in Germany for eight years following a botched criminal investigation for alleged income tax evasion.
Ingmar Bergman is the author of books: The Magic Lantern, Images: My Life in Film, Scenes from a Marriage, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Four Screenplays of Ingmar Bergman: Smiles of a Summer Night/The Seventh Seal/Wild Strawberries/The Magician, Fanny och Alexander, The Best Intentions, Private Confessions, Persona & Shame
More grand mosaic than linear account, Bergman’s vignettes trace his life from a rural Swedish childhood through his work in theater to Hollywood’s golden age, and a tumultuous romantic history that includes five wives and more than a few mistresses. Throughout, Bergman recounts his life in a series of deeply personal flashbacks that document some of the most important moments in twentieth-century filmmaking as well as the private obsessions of the man behind them. Ambitious in scope yet sensitively wrought, The Magic Lantern is a window to the mind of one of our era’s great geniuses.
“[Bergman] has found a way to show the soul’s landscape . . . . Many gripping revelations.”—New York Times Book Review
“Joan Tate’s translation of this book has delicacy and true pitch . . . The Magic Lantern is as personal and penetrating as a Bergman film, wry, shadowy, austere.”—New Republic
“[Bergman] keeps returning to his past, reassessing it, distilling its meaning, offering it to his audiences in dazzling new shapes.”—New York Times
“What Bergman does relate, particularly his tangled relationships with his parents, is not only illuminating but quite moving. No ‘tell-all’ book this one, but revealing in ways that much longer and allegedly ‘franker’ books are not.”—Library Journal
Innan jag hade tänkt mig för fanns det sex avgörande dialoger om kärlek, äktenskap och allt möjligt annat. Johan och Marianne eller Marianne och Johan jade tillåtit sig att vara modiga, fega, glada, ledsna, arga, kärleksfulla, förvirrade, osäkra, nöjda, listiga, otrevliga, barnsliga, småaktiga, smeksamma, hjärtlösa, dumma, eländiga, hjälplösa, kort sagt människoliknande.
Detta är möjligen första gången som jag till min förvåning ser två personer stiga fram som inte alls talar med min egen röst. En hastig reservation: Det tog två och en halv månad att skriva de här scenerna, det tog ett vuxenliv att erfara dem" - Ingmar Bergman
The screenplay in this book is identical to that used in the film, except that some sequences did not make it into the final version of the film.
عنوان: توت فرنگی های وحشی: همراه با نقدی بر آثار برگمن؛ نویسنده: اینگمار برگمن؛ مترجم: هوشنگ طاهری؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، اشرفی، 1348، در 260 ص، مصور
Ingmar Bergman has been acclaimed throughout the world as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of our time. This collection of screenplays for a quartet of his most distinguished films shows that he's also a writer of distinction, for the words themselves emerge, in their own right, as a form of powerfully moving literature.
I Laterna Magica skildrade Ingmar Bergman sin far och sin mor ur en egen barndomsvinkel: fadern som svart stränghet, modern som en ljusgestalt, båda oåtkomliga. I Den goda vilken söker han en annan bild. Denna fria berättelse tar sin början 1909 och avslutas ett knappt decennium senare, då en ung prästfamilj väntar sitt andra barn, han som en gång ska skriva Laterna Magica.
Ingmar Bergmans stora berättelse är skriven för film. Men med den berättande prosa som frigjordes i självbiografin och i den nya förståelsens ljus har Bergman här skapat ett gestaltande prosaverk, som utan överdrift kan kallas en av de stora svenska kärleksromanerna.
These two screenplays, liberally illustrated with production stills featuring actors, including his favourite actress, ex wife, Liv Ullman, are classics of the screen. They will be sought after by film students, and lovers of his films, New interest in Bergman is being generated by the recent release of Faithless, Liv Ullman's 2001 masterpiece, with a screenplay by Bergman.
Born in Sweden in 1918, Ingmar Bergman is still contributing to his canon of work.