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

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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.
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The Silence of God

The Silence of God

In this work, the author faces the religious issues in Bergman's film, fitting it into a theological reflection on faith and freedom and he aims to provide an insight for the reader who is grappling with the intricate and compelling films ...

Author: Arthur Gibson

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 0889469512

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In this work, the author faces the religious issues in Bergman's film, fitting it into a theological reflection on faith and freedom and he aims to provide an insight for the reader who is grappling with the intricate and compelling films of Ingmar Bergman.
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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.
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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

392 ; Donald J . Drew , " Ingmar Bergman Through a Glass Darkly , " Christianity
Today , 23 August 1975 , pp . 20 - 21 ; A . Gibson , The Silence of God : Creative
Response to the Films of Ingmar Bergman ( New York : Harper & Row , 1968 ) ...

Author: Birgitta Steene

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015013362069

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

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The films of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman are renowned for their largely spare and stark aesthetic, an existential framework, and plots driven by a fascination with death and the moral torments of the human soul. Birgitta Steene offers here in "Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide" an essential and unparalleled resource on the life and work of Bergman. Plumbing the depths of these trademark Bergman themes, Steene traces as well the indelible mark he left on world cinema through his other cinematographic work and writings. Over the decades, Bergman's stature and image have evolved in fascinating ways-- an iconoclast of the 1950s, a bourgeois traditionalist of the 1960s, and an icon in the 1980s. This exhaustive compendium considers each phase of his career, exploring his deep and vast oeuvre in all its controversy and complexity, and analyzes his intriguing and unique motifs such as his efforts to expose dead conventions and his portrayals of Woman as the archetype of humanity. As well as providing a detailed account of Bergman's life and chronicling his career as a filmmaker and theater director, including his work for television, Steene offers transcripts of some of the numerous interviews and conversations she conducted with Bergman. Writings by and about Bergman and a detailed chronological survey of his film and theatrical work completes this eminently readable and thoroughly researched volume. A wide-ranging and groundbreaking work of film history, "Ingmar Bergman" is the definitive reference for scholars of the Scandinavian master.
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The Passion of Ingmar Bergman

The Passion of Ingmar Bergman

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" ...

Author: Frank Gado

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822305860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 547

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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 preentation fo 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.
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Bach and Film in the Later Twentieth Century

Bach and Film in the Later Twentieth Century

This is a pioneering example of New Queer Cinema, and uses Bach, in explicit homage to Bergman, as part of a broader attempt to explore the ambiguity of gender boundaries. Chapter Three focuses on Jim Jarmusch's Int. Trailer.

Author: Carlo Cenciarelli

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:763610969

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 552

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This dissertation takes the cinematic afterlife of the Goldberg Variations as a case study of how the meaning of Bach's music is negotiated in the later twentieth century. Through close analysis of five moments of listening to Bach in cinema, it shows how each occasion puts the Goldberg Variations to a different use and, in the process, promotes a different conception of the musical object, its cultural status and its aesthetic identity. -- Chapter One focuses on Ingmar Bergman's The Silence (1963), showing how Bach's music becomes a symbol of the existential tensions and narrative ambiguity characteristic of his cinema. I explore this further in Chapter Two, which is devoted to Christopher Munch's The Hours and Times (1991). This is a pioneering example of New Queer Cinema, and uses Bach, in explicit homage to Bergman, as part of a broader attempt to explore the ambiguity of gender boundaries. Chapter Three focuses on Jim Jarmusch's Int. Trailer. Night (2002), and investigates how the strange placement of the Goldberg Variations in a post-industrial American landscape contributes to the minimalist aesthetic and magical realism of the film. Chapter Four continues the study of Bach's intersection with American independent cinema, looking at the romantic comedy Before Sunrise (1995) and arguing that the choice of Bach, which is unconventional for a Generation X film, creates added opportunities for a nuanced attitude to the cultural script of romance. Chapter Five focuses on the Hannibal Lecter saga, a unique example of Bach's association with a Hollywood franchise. Focusing on The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and its sequel Hannibal (2001), I show how the saga's capitalisation on the success of Lecter goes hand-in-hand with the transformation of the Goldberg Aria into his signature tune.
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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

The Silence Dawn points , and another day Prepares for heat and silence . . . ( T .
S . Eliot , East Coker ) We should not recoil from the suggestion that Bergman is
theologically rather naive . Even allowing for a lame translation , the descriptive ...

Author: Philip Mosley

Publisher: Marion Boyars

ISBN: UOM:39015020639707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Kritische studie over de films van de Zweedse cineast
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Lutheran Milieu of the Films of Ingmar Bergman

The Lutheran Milieu of the Films of Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman : La Trilogie . Paris : Etudes Cinématographiques , ios . 46 - 47 ,
1966 . • " Nattvardaesterna ou le silence de Dieu . " Ingmar Bergman : ia tricoie .
Ed . Michel Estève . Paris : Etudes Cinematograpniques , Nos . 46 - 47 , 1966 .

Author: Richard Aloysius Blake

Publisher: New York : Arno Press

ISBN: UCAL:B3188401

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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Ingmar Bergman Cinematic Philosopher

Ingmar Bergman  Cinematic Philosopher

In these reflections on Bergman's artistry and thought, Irving Singer discerns distinctive themes in Bergman's filmmaking, from first intimations in the early work to consummate resolutions in the later movies.

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264815

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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The development of themes, motifs, and techniques in Bergman's films, from the first intimations in the early work to the consummate resolutions in the final movies. Known for their repeating motifs and signature tropes, the films of Ingmar Bergman also contain extensive variation and development. In these reflections on Bergman's artistry and thought, Irving Singer discerns distinctive themes in Bergman's filmmaking, from first intimations in the early work to consummate resolutions in the later movies. Singer demonstrates that while Bergman's output is not philosophy on celluloid, it attains an expressive and purely aesthetic truthfulness that can be considered philosophical in a broader sense. Through analysis of both narrative and filmic effects, Singer probes Bergman's mythmaking and his reliance upon the magic inherent in his cinematic techniques. Singer traces throughout the evolution of Bergman's ideas about life and death, and about the possibility of happiness and interpersonal love. In the overtly self-referential films that he wrote or directed (The Best Intentions, Fanny and Alexander, Sunday's Children) as well as the less obviously autobiographical ones (including Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, and the triad that begins with Through a Glass Darkly) Bergman investigates problems in his existence and frequently reverts to childhood memories. In such movies as Smiles of a Summer Night, Scenes from a Marriage, and Saraband, Bergman draws upon his mature experience and depicts the troubled relationships between men who are often weak and women who are made to suffer by the damaged men with whom they live. In Persona, Cries and Whispers, and other works, his experiments with the camera are uniquely masterful. Inspecting the panorama of Bergman's art, Singer shows how the endless search for human contact motivates the content of his films and reflects Bergman's profound perspective on the world.
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The Films of Ingmar Bergman from Torment to All These Women

The Films of Ingmar Bergman  from Torment to All These Women

The Silence When shooting of The Silence started , B explained that this film
concluded a trilogy which began with Through a Glass Darkly . ' The Silence is
connected with the two previous films , but at the same time one can say that it is
a ...

Author: Jörn Donner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004751114

Category: Actresses

Page: 276

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Scandinavica

Scandinavica

Ingmar Bergman och den borgerliga ideologin ( Stockholm : Pan / Norstedts ,
1973 ) . Björkman , Stig , Torsten Manns , & Jonas Sima . Bergman om Bergman (
Stockholm : Norstedts , 1970 ) . Brightman , Carol . “ The Silence : Problems of ...

Author: Elias Bredsdorff

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021182360

Category: Scandinavia

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Ingmar Bergman s Persona

Ingmar Bergman s Persona

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

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.
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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

a bedside table or flicking open a lipstick as though she were freeing a penis
from its pouch . The Silence should not be considered in cultural isolation .
Bergman , true , was involved in his voyage au bout de la nuit , but his film was
modulated ...

Author: Peter Cowie

Publisher: New York : Scribner

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037427502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 397

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Ingmar Bergman and Society

Ingmar Bergman and Society

78 / INGMAR BERGMAN attitude to life - they can no longer communicate . He is
silent . The " forces " have broken in over his life , disrupting and complicating all
that used to be natural and secure . These forces are ultimately the same ones ...

Author: Maria Bergom-Larsson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035473763

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 127

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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

It is my contention that every serious film that Bergman has made in the last
thirteen years deals with either one of two aspects of a basic problem . Bergman '
s films concern the problem of the silence of God and the possibility of human
love .

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015004751270

Category: Bergman, Ingmar [sachl. OW]

Page: 340

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Verzameling eerder gepubliceerde analyses van het werk van de Zweedse cineast (geb. 1918), zowel door filmdeskundigen als door critici met een andere benadering
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A Film Trilogy

A Film Trilogy

Analysis of three of Bergman's most famous films- which combine universal themes with incredibly intimate situations and superb characterisation: all the figures are recognisable in the modern cosmology of the spirit.

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher: Marion Boyars

ISBN: UOM:39015001414021

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 143

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Analysis of three of Bergman's most famous films- which combine universal themes with incredibly intimate situations and superb characterisation: all the figures are recognisable in the modern cosmology of the spirit.
Categories: Motion picture plays

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Warhol,. Pornography,. Ingmar. Bergman,. et. al. Professional services for your
dog abound in New York: Trainers, ... interesting, however, when she writes
about the arts; and the best essay in the book is the first, "The Aesthetics of
Silence.

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Page: 64

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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The Rite of Redemption in the the Films of Ingmar Bergman

The Rite of Redemption in the the Films of Ingmar Bergman

He left the manuscript with me expressing the desire that I prepare it for
publication as the second volume of his Bergman triology . ( Volume One being
The Silence of God in the Films of Ingmar Bergman ) . e ence At the time of his
death , I ...

Author: Arthur Gibson

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: UOM:39015029538041

Category: Redemption in motion pictures

Page: 420

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Categories: Redemption in motion pictures

Ingmar Bergman an Appreciation

Ingmar Bergman  an Appreciation

Meanwhile , in his second trilogy , Bergman was concerned to expand the
implications in his work by taking in other and wider themes . Persona links
directly with The Silence in presenting two complementary women , an actress ,
Elisabet ...

Author: Roger Manvell

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000576600

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 114

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Categories: Performing Arts

Saturday Review

Saturday Review

By OSCAR HEDLUND SR / RECORDINGS IN the script of his film The Silence ,
Ingmar Bergman discloses a great love and passion that he most often only hints
at : INGMAR BERGMAN . THE LISTENER By Oscar Hedlund 47 DOUBLE ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019606158

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature