Ingmar Bergman Revisited
Performance, Cinema and the Arts
Edited by Maaret Koskinen
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Ingmar Bergman Revisited by Maaret Koskinen
Book Description"Ingmar Bergman Revisited" is a collection of new essays based on a major international symposium held in Stockholm in 2005 on the legacy of one of cinema's most towering figures. Moving beyond simple auteurist readings of Bergman as a cinematic artist, the writings here evaluate the theatrical and literary sides of Bergman's work to reconsider the achievements of the Swedish director, up to his last film "Saraband" (2003). Several essays result from research in Bergman's own personal archive, and amongst the subjects discussed are Bergman's stage adaptations of Shakespeare, his fascination with still photography and issues of identity, and the influence of philosophy and psychology on his work. With contributors including Thomas Elsaesser, Birgitta Steene and Janet Staiger, and a foreword written by Liv Ullmann, "Ingmar Bergman Revisited" forms a landmark study of one of Sweden's great cultural icons, emphasising how Bergman should be understood with reference to an eclectic range of his artistic interests.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905674336
(230mm x 158mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maaret Koskinen
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Offers an entryway into the cinematic, cultural, and socio-political issues of its time, but remains a classic. This volume addresses issues of censorship and the cinema of small nations, while focusing on the shifting views of Bergman and auteurist film, high art, and popular culture.
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Author Biography - Maaret Koskinen
Maaret Koskinen is Professor at the Department of Cinema Studies at Stockholm University, film critic for national Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and the author of In the Beginning was the Word: Ingmar Bergman's Early Writings (2002).
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