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Liv Ullman: Interviews
     

Liv Ullman: Interviews

by Robert Emmet Long (Editor), Liv Ullmann, Robert E. Long (Editor)
 

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Liv Ullmann (b. 1938) has played many roles over the course of her long life: actress, mother, activist, author, and director. Her lead performances in such Ingmar Bergman classics as Persona, Scenes from a Marriage, and Cries and Whispers kept her in close proximity to crafts involved in screenwriting, film direction, and production. In

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Liv Ullmann (b. 1938) has played many roles over the course of her long life: actress, mother, activist, author, and director. Her lead performances in such Ingmar Bergman classics as Persona, Scenes from a Marriage, and Cries and Whispers kept her in close proximity to crafts involved in screenwriting, film direction, and production. In 1992, Ullmann directed her first film Sofie and, with the quick succession of such recent masterpieces as Private Confessions, Kristin Lavransdatter, and Faithless, Ullmann has emerged as one of the most challenging, startling filmmakers working today.

Tracing her artistic evolution, Liv Ullmann: Interviews reveals how her acting and her personal life have shaped her filmmaking. She also does not shy away from exploring her complicated relationship with Bergman. Ullmann candidly discusses how Bergman's work—he wrote the screenplays for Private Confessions and Faithless—has influenced her own, but she also points out the ways in which she has diverged from his cinematic and moral vision. She talks about her feminist activism, her interest in Jewish culture, and her work as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, and how all of these experiences have affected her filmmaking.

The volume features interviews and profiles from the early 1970s through 2004 and closes with a long interview conducted by the editor specifically for this volume. Liv Ullmann: Interviews provides an unusually intimate look at how a major filmmaker has developed her craft, both in front of and behind the camera.

Robert Emmet Long is the author of over forty books, including James Ivory in Conversation: How Merchant Ivory Makes Its Movies, The Films of Merchant Ivory, and Broadway, the Golden Years: Jerome Robbins and the Great Choreographer-Directors, 1940 to the Present.

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Library Journal
Liv Ullmann, the Norwegian actress who gained recognition in Ingmar Bergman's Persona, The Passion of Anna, and The Shame, could have probably enjoyed a long run under the Swedish filmmaker's tutelage. Instead, she departed for the more glamorous venues of Hollywood and Broadway and became an occasional writer, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund, and ultimately a director. This compilation of 31 interviews, spanning her most prolific years from 1972 to 2004, bears witness to the greatness that can be achieved when a woman, face to face with her image as "Mother Earth," is willing to try something different. Interviewed by journalists, a novelist, and film critics such as Molly Haskell and Judy Stone, Ullmann freely discusses motherhood, her unique style of acting and directing, the culture shock she experienced when she temporarily migrated to America, and her hang-up over being a female director with a male film crew. Complementing Ullmann's two memoirs, Changing and Choices, this collection edited by Long (James Ivory in Conversation) sheds more light on one well-accomplished artist. Strongly recommended for large public and academic libraries.-Victor Or, Vancouver & Surrey P.L., BC Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578068241
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Series:
Conversations with Filmmakers Series
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.76(d)

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