The Passion of Ingmar Bergman

The Passion of Ingmar Bergman

  • Author: Gado, Frank
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822305866
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822398554
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 1986
  • Month: October
  • Pages: 564
  • Language: English
Acknowledged as one of the greatest filmmakers of this or any other time, Bergman has with few exceptions written his own screenplays—an uncommon practice in the film industry—and for this practice critics refer to him as a "literary" filmmaker: In this work, Gado examines virtually the entire range of Bergman's literary output. While treating the matter of the visual presentation of Bergman's films, Gado concentrates on story and narrative and their relationship to Bergman's personal history.

Gado concludes that whatever the outward appearance of Bergman's works, they contain an elementary psychic fantasy that links them all, revealing an artist who hoped to be a dramatist, "the new Strindberg," and who saw the camera as an extension of his pen.

  • Contents
  • Preface
  • The Early Years
    • The Depths of Childhood
    • A Foothold in Theater
  • The 'Forties Films
    • Learning to Make Movies
    • Fictions About the Self: "A Shorter Tale"
    • Torment
    • Crisis
    • Woman Without a Face
    • Prison
    • Eva
    • To Joy
  • Playwright Bergman
    • The Death of Punch, Tivoli, Jack Among the Actors
    • Rakel and the Cinema Doorman
    • The Day Ends Early, To My Terror..., Kamma Noll
    • Joakim Naked: The City, "The Story of the Eiffel Tower," "The Fish"
    • The Murder in Barjarna
  • The Lengthening Shadows of Summer
    • Summergame
    • The Early Comedies: Women's Waiting and A Lesson in Love
    • The Summer with Monika
    • Evening of the Jesters
    • Dreams
    • Smiles of the Summer Night
  • Quests
    • The Seventh Seal
    • Wild Strawberries
    • Close to Life
    • The Face
    • The Virgin Spring
    • The Devil's Eye
  • God's Silence
    • Through a Glass Darkly
    • The Communicants
    • The Silence
    • Not to Speak of All These Women
  • A Twilight World
    • Persona
    • Hour of the Wolf
    • Shame
    • The Rite
    • A Passion
  • "Accelerating Necrosis"
    • The Touch
    • Cries and Whispers
    • The Preserve and Scenes from a Marriage
    • The Magic Flute
    • Face to Face
    • The Petrified Prince
  • The Final Phase
    • The Serpent's Egg
    • Autumn Sonata
    • From the Life of the Marionettes
    • Fanny and Alexander
    • Postlude: After the Rehearsal
  • Translation of Titles
  • Recurrent Names
  • Filmography
  • Notes
  • Index

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