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Re: Ingmar Bergman

#326 Post by claireboucher » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:52 pm

ermylaw wrote:Last year, I watched 39 of Bergman's films (as director) in chronological order. Doing that really helped me to see how he grew as a filmmaker while still maintaining a certain consistency in tone.
In watching so many of his films, did you find any of his films to be significantly weaker than others, or significantly less 'Bergman' than the others?

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#327 Post by mteller » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:26 pm

Ming-liang Tsai, Aki Kaurismaki

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#328 Post by Tommaso » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:04 am

Rayon Vert wrote:Ozu, Ford and Rohmer are other directors that come to mind with their own company of rotating actors.
Or the late works of Manoel de Oliveira. Luis Miguel Cintra is in almost every one of them, and the wonderful Leonor Silveira practically only played in Oliveira's films.

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#329 Post by RossyG » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:32 am

And let's not forget Gerald Thomas.

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#330 Post by MichaelB » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:16 am

RossyG wrote:And let's not forget Gerald Thomas.
Indeed not.

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#331 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:54 am

Une histoire d´âme (A Matter of the Soul), starring Sophie Marceau, airs on Dec. 3, 2015, on ARTE.

Based on a screenplay (1972) by Bergman, intended as a feature film consisting of a single close-up. Bergman later converted it into a radio play (broadcast in 1990). This material has later been translated and reworked into a stage play in French.

Published in English in New Swedish Plays, ed. Anderman, Norwich: Norvik Press, 1992, pp. 33-64.

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https://vimeo.com/146643931" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - extract, no subs

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#332 Post by manicsounds » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:16 am

This is something old but couldn't find info about it anywhere.

On the US MGM 6-disc Bergman Collection, on the bonus disc, the interview "Intermezzo", my copy plays with no dialogue for the first minute. The burned-in subtitles show people are clearly talking, but all I hear are ambient bells. A minute in, the talking comes in. Is this faulty or does everyone else's disc have this problem?

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#333 Post by Ozu Teapot » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:09 am

manicsounds wrote:This is something old but couldn't find info about it anywhere.

On the US MGM 6-disc Bergman Collection, on the bonus disc, the interview "Intermezzo", my copy plays with no dialogue for the first minute. The burned-in subtitles show people are clearly talking, but all I hear are ambient bells. A minute in, the talking comes in. Is this faulty or does everyone else's disc have this problem?
Mine is the same.

I don't think it's an error I think it's something they've decided to do in the presentation of the piece (the end is the same), though it is odd.


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#335 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 01, 2017 10:36 pm

The forum's Ingmar Bergman Auteur List ends on Friday-- you can submit a list even if you haven't participated in discussion!

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#336 Post by movielocke » Tue May 09, 2017 2:40 pm

I just noticed on IMDb that Bergman was born in 1918, are there any restorations underway planned for his centennial?

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#337 Post by Rayon Vert » Tue May 09, 2017 10:18 pm

movielocke wrote:I just noticed on IMDb that Bergman was born in 1918, are there any restorations underway planned for his centennial?
From the New York City Repertory Cinema thread not long ago:
FrauBlucher wrote:This morning I had a chat with Bruce Goldstein of the Film Forum. Some great stuff is coming. There will be a Jean Pierre Melville retrospective in honor of his 100 year Anniversary. He said there will be some rare stuff and many restored films. I asked if him Le Samourai was a restoration. He said no, it is French Archive 35mm print. Then later this summer there'll be a major Ernst Lubitsch retro with surpises from his catalogue. And finally, in January the 100 years of Bergman. He said many will be new restorations. This sounds huge as well.

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#339 Post by Brent Reid » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 am

The long-deleted and very expensive UK 30-DVD Bergman Collection is being re-released by Palisades Tartan, ahead of next year's centenary of his birth. This time around it contains an extra disc: Fanny and Alexander (1982), likely the 2013 reissue of their 2003 DVD.
There's a puzzle though, in that the website, Facebook and Twitter accounts of Palisades Tartan haven't been updated for several years. Hopefully, the label is being reinvigorated and this isn't just a one-off.

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#340 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:27 pm

Janus just tweeted new restoration of Winter Light coming soon!

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#341 Post by Roscoe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:03 pm

Film Forum in NYC has been running a trailer announcing the Bergman 100 festival -- it looks like some tasty restorations are in store.

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#342 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:18 pm

I saw the trailer yesterday. It will definitely be euphoria for Bergman fans. Can't wait.

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#343 Post by phoenix474 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:01 pm

Roscoe wrote:Film Forum in NYC has been running a trailer announcing the Bergman 100 festival -- it looks like some tasty restorations are in store.
I think the Ingmar Bergman Foundation said on Facebook that SF restored every one of his films? I'll update this incase I find the post. I'm damn excited.

Edit. Oh my bad, they said they're "digitizing" all of his films. But I imagine that might involve restoring?

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#344 Post by Roscoe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:19 pm

There are clips in the trailer from ALL THESE WOMEN, and the image is vastly improved over any other version of it I've ever seen, so there's been some clean up, certainly.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

#345 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:32 pm

I imagine we'll certainly see some restorations. I cannot fathom that they'd improve a lesser known work like All These Women and no restore others. Have films like Shame or Hour of the Wolf ever even had a Blu-Ray release?

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

#346 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:26 am

You know, if they "restore" Wild Strawberries any more, folks here will complain that the backdrops and moustache look even faker!

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#347 Post by Berzeli » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:28 pm

phoenix474 wrote:
Roscoe wrote:Film Forum in NYC has been running a trailer announcing the Bergman 100 festival -- it looks like some tasty restorations are in store.
I think the Ingmar Bergman Foundation said on Facebook that SF restored every one of his films? I'll update this incase I find the post. I'm damn excited.

Edit. Oh my bad, they said they're "digitizing" all of his films. But I imagine that might involve restoring?
As for what The Swedish Film Institute means with digitization:
http://www.filminstitutet.se/en/learn-m ... itisation/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
so it probably entails restoration for the films that need it.

The Swedish Film Institute have stated that the goal is to have all the feature films digitally available by/in 2018
They've also just sneaked in an announcement of 4K restorations of Autumn Sonata and The Seventh Seal (premiering in spring 2018) in a page about the centenary.

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#348 Post by MichaelB » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:23 pm

Socialist Review shits all over Bergman, on the intriguing but ever so slightly contentious grounds that he was "Sweden’s answer to Harvey Weinstein", "a lifelong misogynist" whose films betray "his rancid politics and his sexual Trumpism" while "never showing any interest in social realities".

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#349 Post by ermylaw » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:42 pm

MichaelB wrote:Socialist Review shits all over Bergman, on the intriguing but ever so slightly contentious grounds that he was "Sweden’s answer to Harvey Weinstein", "a lifelong misogynist" whose films betray "his rancid politics and his sexual Trumpism" while "never showing any interest in social realities".
The author states Bergman "made cold, pretentious movies devoid of humanity." An absurd accusation.

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Re: Ingmar Bergman

#350 Post by swo17 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:47 pm

I like the paragraph where he calls every "great" director in history a monster (apart from Ken Loach and Jane Campion).

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