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Ingmar Bergman: His Life and Films
     

Ingmar Bergman: His Life and Films

by Jerry Vermilye
 

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"He always is very, very close to the camera, and he is terribly inspiring. I don't know what his magic is, but it is something that makes you want to give everything you have. He has respect for actors and for everybody. A bad director very often doesn't have that respect." Liv Ullman's words about Ingmar Bergman hint at the consummate director he was, one who

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"He always is very, very close to the camera, and he is terribly inspiring. I don't know what his magic is, but it is something that makes you want to give everything you have. He has respect for actors and for everybody. A bad director very often doesn't have that respect." Liv Ullman's words about Ingmar Bergman hint at the consummate director he was, one who knew the business, the strengths and weaknesses of actors and crews, the arrangement of the set, the framing of the camera, and all other particulars of the fine art of directing. This work presents Bergman's life and work, beginning with his youth in Uppsala, Sweden, and covering his formative years, his development as an artist, and his career as a world-renowned director. A brief synopsis for each of Bergman's films is provided, with such information as producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, art director, music sound credits, running time, casts, Bergman's own comments, and the reactions of critics.

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Writer Jerry Vermilye explores noted film director Ingmar Bergman's life and work. Starting with his youth in Uppsala, Sweden, he covers Bergman's formative years, his development as an artist, and his career as a innovative director who specialized in darkly psychological films and had a dedicated group of actors that appeared in many of his works. He discusses how Bergman knew the film business, the strengths and weaknesses of his actors and crews, the arrangement of the set, the framing of the camera, and all other particulars crucial to the art of directing. The second half of the volume contains a brief synopsis of each film with information such as producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, art director, music sound credits, running time, casts, Bergman's own comments, and critical comments, Includes many b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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many excellent observations...the most enjoyable of the studies about Bergman
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"straightforward"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786429592
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Writer Jerry Vermilye is an actor and lives in New Jersey.

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