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Ingmar Bergman : a reference guide /
Birgitta Steene.
imprint
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2005.
description
1150 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9053564063
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imprint
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2005.
isbn
9053564063
contents note
Life and work -- The writer -- The filmmaker -- Filmography -- Ingmar Bergman and the media -- Ingmar Bergman in the theatre -- Theatre and media bibliography, 1940-2004 -- Bergman's theatre, opera, TV, and radio productions -- Interviews with Ingmar Bergman -- Works on Ingmar Bergman -- Varia.
catalogue key
5831478
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-10-01:
Ingmar Bergman is famous for films that quietly and persistently explore human vulnerability. This superb reference book, written and compiled by an experienced film scholar, contextualizes Bergman's work within the broader cultural history of postwar modernism. The information design is especially noteworthy: indexes, summaries, and bibliographies are finely crafted. A well-written biography of Bergman is supplemented by an extensive filmography that includes synopses, credits, commentaries, and descriptions of the worldwide reception of each work. This book, with its reliable information, would be a useful purchase for all research libraries. The tone of the writing is scholarly and the subject analysis is sophisticated, but the book is suitable for a wide variety of library patrons. When browsing, for instance, for information on the film Cries and Whispers, one encounters a listing for the title in various foreign languages, learns about the importance of death as a motif in Bergman's art, and discovers the role Liv Ullmann played in Swedish cinema during the 1970s. This text would supplement books devoted to a single film, e.g., Ingmar Bergman's Persona (2000), ed. by Lloyd Michaels; or works on Scandinavian cinema, e.g., Transnational Cinema in a Global North (2005), ed. by Andrew Nestingen and Trevor G. Elington. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. K. C. Adams Yale University
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"Invaluable. . . . It could not have been done better."
"Invaluable. . . . It could not have been done better."--Thomas Bredsdorff, Politiken
"Invaluable. . . . It could not have been done better."--Thomas Bredsdorff,Politiken
"This tremendous compendium . . . covers every facet of Bergman''s life and 50-plus-year career so far, while providing both an ideal launch pad for newcomers and an enjoyable browse for even the most well-versed Bergmaniac. . . . Many topics are methodically cross-referenced, making the ease of use and clarity of the book all the more impressive. . . . A valuable critical guide. . . . With the publication of this indispensable guide, exploring the Bergman oeuvre has never been so easy."
"This tremendous compendium . . . covers every facet of Bergman's life and 50-plus-year career so far, while providing both an ideal launch pad for newcomers and an enjoyable browse for even the most well-versed Bergmaniac. . . . Many topics are methodically cross-referenced, making the ease of use and clarity of the book all the more impressive. . . . A valuable critical guide. . . . With the publication of this indispensable guide, exploring the Bergman oeuvre has never been so easy."-- Film Comment
"This tremendous compendium . . . covers every facet of Bergman''s life and 50-plus-year career so far, while providing both an ideal launch pad for newcomers and an enjoyable browse for even the most well-versed Bergmaniac. . . . Many topics are methodically cross-referenced, making the ease of use and clarity of the book all the more impressive. . . . A valuable critical guide. . . . With the publication of this indispensable guide, exploring the Bergman oeuvre has never been so easy."Laura Kern,Film Comment
"This tremendous compendium . . . covers every facet of Bergman''s life and 50-plus-year career so far, while providing both an ideal launch pad for newcomers and an enjoyable browse for even the most well-versed Bergmaniac. . . . Many topics are methodically cross-referenced, making the ease of use and clarity of the book all the more impressive. . . . A valuable critical guide. . . . With the publication of this indispensable guide, exploring the Bergman oeuvre has never been so easy."Laura Kern, Film Comment
"This tremendous compendium . . . covers every facet of Bergman's life and 50-plus-year career so far, while providing both an ideal launch pad for newcomers and an enjoyable browse for even the most well-versed Bergmaniac. . . . Many topics are methodically cross-referenced, making the ease of use and clarity of the book all the more impressive. . . . A valuable critical guide. . . . With the publication of this indispensable guide, exploring the Bergman oeuvre has never been so easy."Laura Kern, Film Comment
"Tremendous compendium . . . an ideal launch pad for newcomers and an enjoyable browse for even the most well-versed Bergmanic. . . . Many topics are methodically cross-referenced, making the ease of use and clarity of the book all the more impressive. . . . A valuable critical guide. . . . With the publication of this indispensable guide, exploring the Bergman oeuvre has never been so easy."-- Film Comment
"Tremendous compendium . . . an ideal launch pad for newcomers and an enjoyable browse for even the most well-versed Bergmanic. . . . Many topics are methodically cross-referenced, making the ease of use and clarity of the book all the more impressive. . . . A valuable critical guide. . . . With the publication of this indispensable guide, exploring the Bergman oeuvre has never been so easy." -- Laura Kern "Film Comment" (07/01/2006)
"With her dual cultural background and access to Bergman material in his native language, Birgitta Steene is uniquely qualified to provide both an international and Swedish perspective on the critical reception to his extraordinary output. Her new book offers a comprehensive overview and annotated record of his prolific accomplishments. As Bergman's mighty career draws to a close, this reference guide will serve as the first source as well as the gold standard for a generation of future scholars."--Lloyd Michaels, Allegheny College
"With her dual cultural background and access to Bergman material in his native language, Birgitta Steene is uniquely qualified to provide both an international and Swedish perspective on the critical reception to his extraordinary output. Her new book offers a comprehensive overview and annotated record of his prolific accomplishments. As Bergman''s mighty career draws to a close, this reference guide will serve as the first source as well as the gold standard for a generation of future scholars."--Lloyd Michaels, Allegheny College
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Summaries
Long Description
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.
Main Description
Since the 1940s when he first made his appearance in the Swedish film and theatre world, Ingmar Bergman has produced a large body of work for the screen, the stage and the print media. He has made more than fifty films, set up some two hundred theatre, TV and radio productions, and published scripts, plays, fiction and memoirs. His reputation today is worldwide and he takes his place in the annals of film, theatre and television history. This exhaustive compendium covers Bergman's life, his cultural background and his entire artistic career. Individual chapters deal with his contributions to the cinema, the theatre, radio and television as well as his authorship. The material includes references to his unpublished work housed under the auspices of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation at the Swedish Film Institute. The Reference Guide also contains extensive annotated bibliographies of interviews and critical writings on Ingmar Bergman. It is the ultimate source for all scholars of the Scandinavian master. A critical overview and an annotated record of the career of the Swedish filmmaker, stage director and author, written by a world authority on Bergman
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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 waysan 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.
Main Description
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 inIngmar Bergman: A Reference Guidean 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 waysan 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 Bergmanis the definitive reference for scholars of the Scandinavian master.
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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.
Unpaid Annotation
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 complete 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface nbsp
Life and Work The Family Setting Debut and Formative Years Artistic Breakthrough at Home and Abroad Religious Crisis Discovery of Fårö
The Critical Sixties
The Artist Syndrome Discovery of Television Exile Return to Sweden and Closure nbsp
The Writer Ingmar Bergman
Cinema d'auteur The Young Playwright The Writer of Prose Fiction Post-filmmaking Prose
List of Bergman's Written Work nbsp
The Filmmaker Enter the Magician Swedish Filmmaking during Bergman's Formative Years Ingmar Bergman
Filmmaking Credo Ingmar Bergman's Films
Grouping of a Lifelong Production
Filmography Synopses, Credits, Commentaries and Reception Record Foreign Titles of Ingmar Bergman Films Ingmar Bergman as Film Producer
Ingmar Bergman and the Media Radio Productions Television Works
Ingmar Bergman in the Theater
An Overview
Stage Productions by Ingmar Bergman Opera/Ballet
Theatre and Media
Bibliography, 1940-2004 Chart over Bergman's Theatre, Opera, TV and Radio Productions nbsp
Interviews with Ingmar Bergman nbsp
Works on Ingmar Bergman nbsp
Varia Media Documentaries on Ingmar Bergman Stage and Screen Performances by Ingmar Bergman Awards and Tributes Awards for individual Films
Archival Sources Ingmar Bergman's Writings Ingmar Bergman's Films Ingmar Bergman's Radio Play Productions and TV Work Ingmar Bergman's Theatre Productions
Indexes Subject
Index Subject
Index Supplement
Literature on Bergman Title
Index Name
Index
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