Bergman's Muses: Ćsthetic Versatility in Film, Theatre, Television and Radio
Bergman is a most versatile director who has devoted himself to several muses in a variety of media. Apart from being a writer of plays and screenplays, he has over the past fifty years directed about a hundred stage performances, fifty films, and many works for radio and television. During this time, all the production equipment used have undergone significant changes (allowing, just for instance, a more varied and subtle use of light and sound). But by his own admission, Bergman’s texts have often lacked a clear orientation toward a specific medium. This book focuses on Bergman’s way of tackling the problems inherent in each art form he has dealt with, giving a penetrating picture of his craftsmanship and the intimate relationship between his work on stage and in film, as well as the possibilities and limitations of the various forms. With the varied media at his disposal, Bergman is internationally the most versatile author-cum-director presently at work, well aware of what each medium can and cannot do and, most importantly, eager to test its borders. The book addresses itself not only to Bergman fans but also to all those interested in the aesthetic problems related to different presentational forms.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
actors actress Alving Alving's Anna appears audience auditorium Autumn Sonata Bacchae Bibi Andersson Britt-Marie camera Carl Carl's characters cinema close-up Clown Communicants death Dionysus director Don Juan drama text Dream Play dressed earlier eavesdropping Elisabet English Engstrand face Fanny and Alexander father figure film Fredrik gestures Ghost Sonata hand hears Henrik hidden observer husband Ibsen's indicate Ingmar Bergman Ingrid Thulin Isak Borg Jonas Karin later light look Magic Flute Manders Marta medium Milkmaid MONTREUIL mother opening opera Osvald Pamina Pentheus performance Pernilla August Persona production radio Rakel reading reality recipient Regine Rehearsal RENEE Rigmor role Sade Sarastro says Schubert screen screenplay seen Selma sequence Seventh Seal shot shows silence situation Sjoman Sjostrom speak spectator stage version Strindberg's subtitles Swedish Tamino television version theater theatrical tion Tomas Tora Tornqvist translation turned Unlike Victor Sjostrom viewer Virgin Spring visual Vogler wife woman words
Page 5 - A hot medium is one that extends one single sense in "high definition." High definition is the state of being well filled with data. A photograph is, visually, "high definition.