Ingmar Bergman s The Silence

Ingmar Bergman s The Silence

Maaret Koskinen, a professor of cinema studies and film critic for Sweden's largest national daily newspaper, was the first scholar given access to Bergman's private papers during the last years of his life.

Author: Maaret Koskinen

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295801957

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Ingmar Bergman's 1963 film The Silence was made at a point in his career when his stature as one of the great art-film directors allowed him to push beyond the boundaries of what was acceptable to censorship boards in Sweden and the United States. The film's depiction of sexuality was, as Judith Crist wrote at the time in the New York Herald-Tribune, "not for the prudish." Yet Bergman's notebooks and screenplays reveal his tendency for self-censorship, both to dampen the literary quality of his screenwriting and to alter portions of the script that Bergman ultimately deemed too provocative. Maaret Koskinen, a professor of cinema studies and film critic for Sweden's largest national daily newspaper, was the first scholar given access to Bergman's private papers during the last years of his life. Bergman's notebooks reveal the difficulties he experienced in writing for the medium of moving images and his meditations on the relationship (or its lack) between moving images and the spoken or written word. Koskinen's attention to this intermedial framework is anchored in a close reading of the film, focusing on the many-faceted relationships between images and dialogue, music, sound, and silence. The Silence offers filmgoers an entryway into the cinematic, cultural, and sociopolitical issues of its time, but remains a classic - rich enough for scrutiny from a variety of perspectives and methodologies. Koskinen draws a picture of Bergman that challenges the traditional view of him as an auteur, revealing his attempts to overcome his own image as a creator of serious art films by making his work relevant to a new generation of filmgoers. Her exploration of the film touches on issues of censorship and the cinema of small nations, while shedding new light on the shifting views of Bergman and auteurist film, high art, and popular culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sonatas Screams and Silence

Sonatas  Screams  and Silence

Interdisciplinary in nature, this book bridges the fields of music, sound, and film.

Author: Alexis Luko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135022747

Category: Music

Page: 292

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Sonatas, Screams, and Silence: Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman is the first musical examination of Bergman’s style as an auteur filmmaker. It provides a comprehensive examination of all three aspects (music, sound effects, and voice) of Bergman’s signature soundtrack-style. Through examinations of Bergman’s biographical links to music, the role of music, sound effects, silence, and voice, and Bergman’s working methods with sound technicians, mixers, and editors, this book argues that Bergman’s soundtracks are as superbly developed as his psychological narratives and breathtaking cinematography. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book bridges the fields of music, sound, and film.
Categories: Music

The Silence of God

The Silence of God

Author: Arthur Gibson

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: UOM:39015046447945

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Page: 171

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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

Fårö. La Cinecitta di Ingmar Bergman/ Fårö, Ingmar Bergmans Cinecitta (2003) 1679 Gervais, Ingmar Bergman: Magician and Prophet, 1999 1657 Gibson, The Silence of God: Creative Response to the Films of Ingmar Bergman (1969) 997 Gill, ...

Author: Birgitta Steene

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053564066

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 115

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Exhaustive compendium by one of the world's foremost experts on the Swedish master covers Bergman's life, his cultural background, his entire artistic career and extensive annotated bibliographies of interviews and critical writings on Bergman.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

But as we have been seeing in this chapter , already by then the overall filmic communication had started darkening perilously , so much so that with The Silence one can legitimately question whether there is really any dialectic ...

Author: Marc Gervais

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077352004X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

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Ingmar Bergman has long been revered as a master craftsman of cinema, whose works are intensely revealing of himself while resonating powerfully with his audience. This book explores how Bergman achieves this cinematic magic through specific choices in the use of film language and the texturing and structuring of his images, sounds, and rhythms.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Silence

Silence

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1156176320

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Page:

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Swedish Film

Swedish Film

Her most recent study is of Tystnaden/The Silence: Maaret Koskinen (2010), Ingmar Bergman's The Silence: Pictures in the Typewriter, Writings on the Screen, Seattle: University of Washington Press, but in English one can also recommend ...

Author: Mariah Larsson

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9789185509362

Category: History

Page: 367

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A compilation of carefully selected articles written by international film scholars, this record provides an in-depth look into the history of Swedish film. This scholarly account covers various phenomena, including the early screenings at the turn of the century, Swedish censorship, the golden age of silent films, 1930s’ comedies and melodramas, documentaries, pornography, and experimental films. In addition, this volume examines the work of important contributors, such as Ingmar Bergman, Stefan Jarl, and Peter Weiss, and discusses film policies of the new millennium.
Categories: History

An International Annotated Bibliography of Strindberg Studies 1870 2005 General studies

An International Annotated Bibliography of Strindberg Studies 1870 2005  General studies

[C2:43] mieß, Werner, 'Bergmans Strindberg', Theater heute (Hannover), 7:2 (1966), 50-51. [C2:44] mosley, Philip, ingmar bergman: The Cinema as mistress, London: marion Boyars, 1982. [Discusses Bergman's debt to Sg, pp.

Author: Michael Robinson

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9780947623814

Category: Reference

Page: 726

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This copiously annotated bibliography documents and examines the whole range of commentary on Strindberg's works and activity in many fields besides the plays for which he is internationally best known. These include his prose fiction and poetry, his work as an historian and natural historian, and his relationship to the other arts, most notably his painting. It is concerned with both lasting works of literary and dramatic criticism, as well as reviews of his books and plays in the theatre, and some more ephemeral material, all of this in several languages. Organised generically and by subject and individual work, the bibliography enables the reader to trace the changing impact of Strindberg and his works in various countries and during different periods. It is thus very much a study in reception as well as a bibliographical record of published material. It traces the developing image of Strindberg and his writing both during his lifetime and in subsequent years, and with frequent cross reference offers a comprehensive overview of a literary and existential project that has rarely been matched for its multifaceted diversity. The bibliography is published in three parts. Volume 2, The Plays (978-0-947623-82-1) and Volume 3, Prose, Poetry, Miscellaneous (978-0-947623-83-8) are also now available. Michael Robinson is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Scandinavian Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Categories: Reference

Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

—“N. M. H.” in Monthly Film Bulletin “Just what Ingmar Bergman set out to say in The Silence is anybody's guess. Obscurity has always been the dominant note of the pictures made by the Swedish writer-director, and it's even more so in ...

Author: Jerry Vermilye

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476612706

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 265

“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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Persona of Ingmar Bergman

The Persona of Ingmar Bergman

Raphael Shargel, ed., Ingmar Bergman: Interviews (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007), 29. 8. Shargel, Ingmar Bergman: Interviews. 9. Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie. 10. Bergman, Images, 30. 11. Images. 12. The Silence. 13.

Author: Barbara Young

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442245662

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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Born to a mother who did not want him and a father who humiliated him during his upbringing, Ingmar Bergman somehow endured his dysfunctional family to become one of the great artists of the twentieth century. However, the scars left from his early agony affected him both physically and emotionally. He suffered with a disabling psychosomatic gastrointestinal illness and serious problems in his interpersonal relationships. In The Persona of Ingmar Bergman: Conquering Demons through Film, Barbara Young looks at how the director’s personal life shaped his creative output. A practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Young probes Bergman’s relationships with his parents, his wives, his children, and his colleagues to explore the meanings of his many films. As Bergman gradually began to work through his psychological problems, he accomplished something that few people have ever done—he analyzed himself. The films examined in this study include the majority of his features, including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly, The Hour of the Wolf, The Passion of Anna, Cries and Whispers, Face to Face, Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander, and Persona. Young also draws upon recorded interviews and Bergman's autobiographical novels to provide further insight into the director's creative process. While many books have been written about Bergman and analysts have studied particular films, this volume represents a unique attempt approach to understanding an artist through his art. The Persona of Ingmar Bergman will appeal to film and art students, as well as those in the psychotherapy profession, and of course, the director’s fans throughout the world.
Categories: Performing Arts

Voices Out of the Silence

Voices Out of the Silence

Author: Suzanne Marie Dennis

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:8984172

Category: Absurd (Philosophy) in literature

Page: 266

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Categories: Absurd (Philosophy) in literature

Cinema Philosophy Bergman

Cinema  Philosophy  Bergman

5 Bergman, Kaila, and the Faces of Irrationality Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) is notorious for having been a 'gloomy' film-maker and has often been vaguely associated with existentialism. The many published interpretations of his films ...

Author: Paisley Livingston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199570171

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

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In this philosophical study Paisley Livingston surveys recent discussions of the cinema's philosophical value. Livingston raises questions about some of the bold claims being made about the cinema's philosophical importance and suggests that in many cases it is the philosophical commentator and not 'the film itself' that is the actual source of the philosophizing. Yet in some cases, it should be recognized that it is the film-maker who works with a background ofspecific philosophical ideas and sources; it is the film-maker, or a group of collaborating film-makers, who expresses ideas and raises questions in a film. A case in point is Ingmar Bergman, the focusof the third part of the book. Livingston shows that Bergman was profoundly influenced by a Finnish philosopher, Eino Kaila, whose book on philosophical psychology was foundational for the Swedish director. Bergman proclaimed that reading this book was a tremendous philosophical experience for him and that he 'built on this ground'. Livingston shows how Bergman took up Kaila's topics in his cinematic explorations of motivated irrationality, inauthenticity, and the problem of self-knowledge.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ingmar Bergman An Artist s Journey

Ingmar Bergman  An Artist s Journey

I THE TYPICALLY SWEDISH IN NGMAR BERGMAN MAARET KOSHINEN Maaret Koskinen is a professor offilm history and criticism at ... Vernon Young1 THIS DESCRIPTION OF INGMAR BERGMAN'S THE SILENCE (1962) can be said to summarize the often cliched ...

Author: Roger W. Oliver

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628720037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 999

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At 77, Bergman no longer works in film, the medium that brought him world fame; he gave it up in 1983, when he announced that Fanny and Alexander would be his last film. This ingenious little collection is Oliver's attempt to say something meaningful about Bergman the masterful artist of many mediums--film, theater, television, print--the Renaissance artist. To accomplish the goal, Oliver selected essays that address Bergman's work as a film director (by such noted directors as Woody Allen, Franc{‡}ois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard); with actors in film and on stage (by such as Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson); as it relates to his intellect (by such as James Baldwin, Caryn James, John Lahr).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Three Films

Three Films

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:177410

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 143

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Categories: Motion picture plays

Manifesto for Silence Confronting the Politics and Culture of Noise

Manifesto for Silence  Confronting the Politics and Culture of Noise

In a relatively recent example, Mel Brooks' Silent Movie (1976) deploys the technique for comic effect. Ingmar Bergman, Four Screenplays of Ingmar Bergman, trans. Lars Malstrom and David Kushner, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960, p.

Author: Stuart Sim

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631261

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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This book makes an urgent demand for silence. The ability to think, to reflect, and to create are all highly dependent on regular access to silence. Yet in today's noisy, 24/7 society silence and quiet are under threat. And the business world only makes this worse with cynical marketing strategies abusing the power of noise: ever-diminishing oases of calm are hard to find. Stuart Sim argues that we need more, not less, silence. He explains why silence matters, where it matters--in our environment, in religion, philosophy, the arts, literature and science - and why the human race will suffer if we do not make space for it. The confrontation between the politics of noise and the politics of silence affects all of us profoundly: we cannot stay neutral on this issue.
Categories: Social Science

Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

1960 Bergman's production of Storm Weather , Opus I of Strindberg's Chamber Plays , was telecast throughout Scandinavia on January 22 ... Winter Light , and The Silence was completed - Bergman directed nothing for the theater .

Author: Lise-Lone Marker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521421217

Category: Drama

Page: 323

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A revised and expanded edition highlights the developments that have occurred in the interim since the first edition with reference to Bergman's triumphant return to the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm after years of self-imposed exile.
Categories: Drama

Ingmar Bergman s Persona

Ingmar Bergman s Persona

The Passion of Ingmar Bergman . Durham : Duke University Press , 1986 . Gibson , Arthur . The Silence of God : Creative Response to the Films of Ingmar Bergman . New York : Harper & Row , 1969 . Kaminsky , Stuart , ed .

Author: Lloyd Michaels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521656982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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The essays collected in this volume use a variety of methodologies to explore Bergman's Persona.
Categories: Performing Arts