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.

Ingmar Bergman s The Silence

Author: Maaret Koskinen

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295801956

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.

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 ...

The Silence of God

Author: Arthur Gibson

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889469518

Page: 171

View: 940

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.

Sonatas Screams and Silence

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

Sonatas  Screams  and Silence

Author: Alexis Luko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135022747

Page: 292

View: 569

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.

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" ...

The Passion of Ingmar Bergman

Author: Frank Gado

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822305866

Page: 547

View: 858

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.

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.

Bach and Film in the Later Twentieth Century

Author: Carlo Cenciarelli

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 552

View: 432

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.

Ingmar Bergman

367-73; Hiroshi, K. 'Symbolical Understanding of Ingmar Bergman's Tystnaden',
Japan, 21 July 1966 (English transl., 4 pp., in SFI library); Kieslowski. 'Kan
Kieslowski lösa Tystnadens gåta' [Can K solve the riddle of The Silence?]
Chaplin, no.

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Birgitta Steene

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053564066

Page: 115

View: 841

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.

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.

A Film Trilogy

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher: Marion Boyars

ISBN:

Page: 143

View: 637

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.

A Film Trilogy Through a Glass Darkly

"David, the father in Through a Glass Darkly, tortured by his daughter's madness and by his own fascination with it; Tomas, in The Communicants (Winter Light), the doubting priest who lacks the strength to abandon the corpse of his faith; ...

A Film Trilogy  Through a Glass Darkly

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher: New York : Grove

ISBN:

Page: 143

View: 106

"David, the father in Through a Glass Darkly, tortured by his daughter's madness and by his own fascination with it; Tomas, in The Communicants (Winter Light), the doubting priest who lacks the strength to abandon the corpse of his faith; Anna, in The Silence, left with no guidance but the demands of her body and the bitter disapproval of her dying sister"--Jacket.

Ingmar Bergman s Persona

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

Ingmar Bergman s Persona

Author: Lloyd Michaels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521656986

Page: 191

View: 119

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

Ingmar Bergman

Stig Björkman, Torsten Manns, and Jonas Sima, “Interview with Ingmar Bergman,
” Movie 16 (Winter 1968–69): 4. 2. D. H. Lawrence, The Rainbow (New York:
Penguin, 1976), 333. 3. Björkman, Manns, and Sima, “Interview with Ingmar ...

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814338062

Page: 376

View: 751

At a time when few reviewers and critics were taking the study of film seriously, Robin Wood released a careful and thoroughly cinematic commentary on Ingmar Bergman's films that demonstrated the potential of film analysis in a nascent scholarly field. The original Ingmar Bergman influenced a generation of film scholars and cineastes after its publication in 1969 and remains one of the most important volumes on the director. This new edition of Ingmar Bergman, edited by film scholar Barry Keith Grant, contains all of Wood's original text plus four later pieces on the director by Wood that were intended for a new volume that was not completed before Wood's death in 2010. In analyzing a selection of Bergman's films, Wood makes a compelling case for the logic of the filmmaker's development while still respecting and indicating the distinctiveness of his individual films. Wood's emphasis on questions of value (What makes a work important? How does it address our lives?) informed his entire career and serve as the basis for many of these chapters. In the added material for this new edition, Wood considers three important films Bergman made after the book was first published-Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, and From the Life of the Marionettes-and also includes significant reassessment of Persona. These pieces provocatively suggest the more political directions Wood might have taken had he been able to produce Ingmar Bergman Revisited, as he had planned to do before his death. In its day, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important volumes on the Swedish director published in English, and it remains compelling today despite the multitude of books to appear on the director since. Film scholars and fans of Bergman's work will enjoy this updated volume.

Ingmar Bergman

Kohner : “ How would you like to have Ingmar Bergman ' s first film in English ? "
Baum ... But Ingmar Bergman ' s 32 films include the radically innovative Persona
, Wild Strawberries , The Silence , The Seventh Seal , Winter Light , Smiles of a ...

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578062188

Page: 205

View: 101

The critically acclaimed film director discusses various stages of his career and the many facets of his work in a collection of interviews that begins with a 1957 piece and ends in 2002 as he was preparing to direct his latest film, featuring conversations with James Baldwin, Michiko Kakutani, John Simon, and Vilgot Sjöman, among others. Simultaneous.

Ingmar Bergman

After the somber inner probings of his chamber trilogy, Bergman could not have
chosen anything further afield in mood, ... song “Yes, We Have No Bananas,”
Bergman settles into a Ken Russellish mood as he adds dashes of silent-film
farce, ...

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Jerry Vermilye

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786429593

Page: 192

View: 751

"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.

Ingmar Bergman

Introduction : The statue of Thalia A close critical study of the stage productions
and related theatrical theories and methods of Ingmar Bergman has long been
overdue . His richly productive career in the living theater has tended to be
unjustly ...

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Lise-Lone Marker

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521295017

Page: 262

View: 649

Bespreking van de door de Zweedse film- en toneelregisseur geregisseerde toneelstukken, voorafgegaan door een interview over theater

Queer Bergman

But I will attempt to chart how Bergman's films could have been read queerly at
the time of their original appearances in American art ... Bergom-Larsson, Ingmar
Bergman and Society, 116. 8. ... Koskinen, Ingmar Bergman'sThe Silence,” 56.

Queer Bergman

Author: Daniel Humphrey

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292743785

Page: 234

View: 828

One of the twentieth century’s most important filmmakers—indeed one of its most important and influential artists—Ingmar Bergman and his films have been examined from almost every possible perspective, including their remarkable portrayals of women and their searing dramatizations of gender dynamics. Curiously however, especially considering the Swedish filmmaker’s numerous and intriguing comments on the subject, no study has focused on the undeniably queer characteristics present throughout this nominally straight auteur’s body of work; indeed, they have barely been noted. Queer Bergman makes a bold and convincing argument that Ingmar Bergman’s work can best be thought of as profoundly queer in nature. Using persuasive historical evidence, including Bergman’s own on-the-record (though stubbornly ignored) remarks alluding to his own homosexual identifications, as well as the discourse of queer theory, Daniel Humphrey brings into focus the director’s radical denunciation of heteronormative values, his savage and darkly humorous deconstructions of gender roles, and his work’s trenchant, if also deeply conflicted, attacks on homophobically constructed forms of patriarchic authority. Adding an important chapter to the current discourse on GLBT/queer historiography, Humphrey also explores the unaddressed historical connections between post–World War II American queer culture and a concurrently vibrant European art cinema, proving that particular interrelationship to be as profound as the better documented associations between gay men and Hollywood musicals, queer spectators and the horror film, lesbians and gothic fiction, and others.

Discourse of Silence

The book deals initially with the interpretation of the silent answer to a question.

Discourse of Silence

Author: Dennis Kurzon

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027282609

Page: 162

View: 485

The book deals initially with the interpretation of the silent answer to a question. From a semiotic approach to the contrast between silence and speech mainly within a Greimasian framework, the discussion turns to the application of pragmatic tools such as conversational analysis and adjacency pairs to the interpretation of silence. A model is presented which attempts to explain the observer’s cognitive competence, and its limits, in being able to interpret the silent answer. A basic distinction is also made between intentional silence (the refusal to answer) and non-intentional silence (the psychological inability to answer). The interpretation of silence is extended from a theoretical viewpoint to an analysis of various discourse types. Firstly, silence in the legal world: the accused’s and the witness’s right of silence, the right of legal authorities to silence the broadcasting of direct speech. The author then analyzes the silencing of characters in a literary text (Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice), in a biblical text (Moses and his speech impediment in Exodus), in opera (Moses’ silence in Schoenberg’s opera Moses und Aron) and in the cinema. Here, after the initial discussion of Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence, focus is shifted to the generation gap and the representation of silence by song in Mike Nichols’ The Graduate.

Ingmar Bergman An Artist s Journey

Suddenly, through the silence of the other woman, she was able to put herself in
her place, understanding her world and her thinking and to express that.
QUESTION: Sven Nykvist has been Bergman's photographer for most of his films.

Ingmar Bergman  An Artist s Journey

Author: Roger W. Oliver

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628720034

Page: 999

View: 972

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).

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 ...

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Philip Mosley

Publisher: Marion Boyars

ISBN:

Page: 192

View: 343

Kritische studie over de films van de Zweedse cineast

Ingmar Bergman

... of the silences, the enchantment, or the terror of the nature sounds, or the
withering dialogues verging on the primal scream — and all of it set to rhythms
echoing our heartbeats. Ingmar Bergman's ability to seduce, enthral, and
subiugate us, ...

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Marc Gervais

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773518436

Page: 257

View: 352

Ingmar Bergman has long been revered as a master craftsman of the cinema, a film poet who has created works that are intensely revealing of himself while resonating mysteriously and powerfully with his audience. In Ingmar Bergman Marc Gervais explores what has largely been taken for granted - how Bergman achieves this cinematic magic through his specific choices in the use of film language and the texturing and structuring of his images, sounds, and rhythms.