Ingmar Bergman

His Life and Films

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About the Book

“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.

About the Author(s)

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

Bibliographic Details

Jerry Vermilye
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 192
Bibliographic Info: 59 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006 [2002]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2959-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1270-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

I. Man and Artist      1

II. The Films      51

Appendix      171

Bibliography      173

Index      175

Book Reviews & Awards

“straightforward discussion on all 46 films Bergman made…many excellent observations…the most enjoyable of the studies about Bergman”—Classic Images.