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Notebooks 1955-2001: Writings and Whispers of Ingmar Bergman


CRITICISM – The great Swedish director reveals behind the scenes of his creation in a book of more than 1000 pages.

Initially, in

Cris et Chuchotements

, it was the mother who was dying, and Mia Farrow was to appear in the credits.

In the final version, it is one of the sisters who is dying and the American actress has disappeared.

Bergman was looking for, testing himself, dreaming of a warm film.

“A winter pastoral, how do you do that, damn it?


We know what happened next: his masterpiece.

The Scandinavian genius had also had the project to adapt the operetta

The Merry Widow

for Barbra Streisand.

This kind of information will delight moviegoers.

This large volume is teeming with them.

A diary

It's like a diary, work notes, health report.

Bergman details his anxieties, his nightmares, his stomach aches.

His scripts, he wrote them in yellow notebooks.

For the notes, they were spiral notebooks.

The filmmaker wonders about grace,

"or I don't know what bullshit, but this sacred thing that there is in human beings"


He will brush against her several times.

What a hassle that requires!

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Source: lefigaro

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