Issue 3 / June 2014

Ullmann Proceeds Bergman’s Legacy

“You have to remove all the preconceptions and clichéd relationships one has to it and come to it fresh. I can’t imagine any other...

The Saddest Shot in Cinema

For many, the most memorable moment from Bergman’s seminalSummer with Monika (1953) is a scene in which the titular Monika turns away from the...

Let the Right Adaptation In

There was only one fear about the “Let the Right One In” in Apollo Theatre in London. That it would follow the polished American...

Saraband

Writing about Bergman is itself a delicate and difficult task; this gentleman born in beautiful Sweden is part of the list of great masters...

Cheating Death: The Anti-logic of the Chess Match in the Seventh Seal

While the game in fact takes up only a minor portion of the film, it is introduced in the very first scene, and as...

Stage Dust and Trinket: Bergman & Ozu

A traveling troupe of actors enter a town for their next show. The leader of the group has to deal with tension and conflict...

Bergman’s Influence on Woody Allen

Ingmar Bergman has influenced a significant variety of filmmakers, from Chan-wook Park to Andrei Tarkovsky. But probably the most amazing influence he had was...

Bergman, Black Metal and The Hour of the Wolf

Most people familiar with black metal will probably at some point in a conversation about it mention the word ‘atmosphere’ or some derivative of...

Medieval Art in the Seventh Seal

Painting has long been an inspiration to Bergman. In its early stages, The Seventh Seal was called ‘Painting on Wood’, and was a one-act...

The Legacy

Refusing to countenance any speculation that The Killing might continue beyond its third season Piv Bernth series producer and head of drama at Danish...

Art and Artifice: Theatre and Circus

Alma Frost, the clown’s wife, is undressing in front of a bunch of soldiers. Frost, followed by the circus troupe, goes to make her...

Television’s Influence on Bergman

Ingmar Bergman is a powerhouse of a director, having directed over sixty works for the screen. Yet, despite his iconic successes in film, he...

Bergman and Tarkovsky: Dialogue Through Film

“Suddenly, I found myself standing at the door of a room the keys of which had, until then, never been given to me. It...

The Great Dialogist

It could be said that a trope of the modern art-house filmmaker is to merely hint at profundity. Indeed, intellectualism in cinema is often...

A Life in Film: Ingmar Bergman

‘Actually it deals (“as usual” I was about to say!) with Life, Love and Death. Because nothing in fact is more important.’  ‒ Ingmar...