Light Keeps Me Company

( 1 )

Overview

This moving, finely-wrought portrayal of legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist was directed by his son Carl-Gustav Nykvist -- a noted filmmaker himself. Spanning from long forgotten kiddie flick in 1945 to Woody Allen's Celebrity (1997), Nykvist's career came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder that affects his speech. Though the film explores Nykvist's upbringing and turbulent private life (an ugly divorce, the suicide of one of his sons, an affair with Mia Farrow), the emotional heart ...
See more details below
DVD (Dolby 5.1)
$22.88
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$24.99 List Price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (8) from $8.40   
  • New (5) from $12.95   
  • Used (3) from $8.40   

Overview

This moving, finely-wrought portrayal of legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist was directed by his son Carl-Gustav Nykvist -- a noted filmmaker himself. Spanning from long forgotten kiddie flick in 1945 to Woody Allen's Celebrity (1997), Nykvist's career came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder that affects his speech. Though the film explores Nykvist's upbringing and turbulent private life (an ugly divorce, the suicide of one of his sons, an affair with Mia Farrow), the emotional heart of the film is his celebrated collaboration with auteur Ingmar Bergman, with whom Nykvist made some of his most enduring work, including Winter Light (1962) and Scenes from a Marriage (1973). As Bergman recalls his own career, he notes, "I don't miss making films, but I miss the collaboration with Sven."
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Director's foreword; Sven Nykvist filmography; Scene access; Interactive menus; Coming attractions
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2002
  • UPC: 720229909891
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,714

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Interviewee
Bibi Andersson Interviewee
Harriet Andersson Interviewee
Richard Attenborough Interviewee
Pernilla August Interviewee
Ingmar Bergman Interviewee
Jean Doumanian Interviewee
Erland Josephson Voice Only
Melanie Griffith Interviewee
Melinda Kinneman Voice Only
Laszlo Kovacs Interviewee
Gunnel Lindblom Interviewee
Roman Polanski Interviewee
Giuseppe Rotunno Interviewee
Gena Rowlands Interviewee
Susan Sarandon Interviewee
Stellan Skarsgård Interviewee
Vittorio Storaro Interviewee
Jan Troell Interviewee
Liv Ullmann
Rikard Wolff Voice Only
Vilmos Zsigmond
Technical Credits
Carl-Gustaf Nykvist Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Torbjörn Andersson Cinematographer
Lars Blomgren Producer
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Michal Leszczylowski Screenwriter
Dan Myhrman Cinematographer
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Klas Olofsson Producer
Bo Persson Sound/Sound Designer
Lasse Summanen Editor
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
2. Chapter 1 [1:57]
3. Chapter 2 [4:03]
4. Chapter 3 [2:13]
5. Chapter 4 [10:20]
6. Chapter 5 [7:20]
7. Chapter 6 [6:47]
8. Chapter 7 [7:35]
9. Chapter 8 [5:36]
10. Chapter 9 [4:50]
11. Chapter 10 [5:57]
12. Chapter 11 [6:15]
13. Chapter 12 [3:40]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Director's Forward
   Sven Nykvist Filmography
   Trailer Gallery
      Fighter
      42 Up
      Live Nude Girls
      New York in the Fifties
   About First Run Features
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Thoughtful Exploration

    Using text from Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha (apparently, Nykvist's boyhood inspiration) as its psychological framework, the film sets out to illustrate Nykvist's lifetime artistic journey. Although, not altogether convincing or entirely compelling, it is a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a talented cinematographer.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews