INGMAR BERGMAN ARCHIVESBENGT WANSELIUS, PAUL DUNCAN Book Number: 84650 Product format: Hardback
Since his release of The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries in 1957, Ingmar Bergman has been one of the leading figures in international cinema. In a career that spanned 60 years, he wrote, produced, and directed 50 films like Persona, Scenes from a Marriage and Fanny and Alexander. He once referred to the theatre as his wife and film as his mistress and was in control of both in the 1950s. Most of his films dealt with death and morality. His famous trilogy Through A Glass Darkly, Winter Light and The Silence were about faith in the modern world. He was then asked to run the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm. He falters, collapses and becomes ill and reinvents his film work with Persona, was falsely arrested for tax fraud and begins a period of self-imposed exile in Munich. At the age of 66 he writes autobiographical film scripts, directs TV films and becomes recognised as a major author. Before his death in 2007, Bergman gave Taschen and the Swedish publishing house Max Ström complete access to his archives at the Bergman Foundation as well as permission to reprint his writings and interviews, many of which have never been seen outside of Sweden. Discover here previously unseen images from Bergman's films and selected unpublished images from many photographers' personal archives. This is the most complete book on the director to date. Such is the depth of Bergman's writings that most of the story is told in his own words and his favourite scenes, thrillers and psychological motivation for actors. This book also features an introduction by Bergman's close friend and collaborator, actor Erland Josephson and other actors on working with Ingmar Bergman. Landscape clothbound heavyweight 33.7 x 24.6cm, 452 pages. Superb gallery of hundreds of colour and b/w images, posters and film stills. New from Taschen.
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