He directed Henrik Ibsen's play, "Hedda Gabler," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Jeremy Brett, Robert Stephens, John Moffatt, and Sheila Reid in the cast.
Ernst Ingmar Bergman | Mr. Ingmar Bergman | Buntel Eriksson
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on Alfred Hitchcock
] I think he's a very good technician. And he has something in Psycho
(1960), he had some moments. "Psycho" is one of his most interesting pictures because he had to make the picture very fast, with very primitive means. He had little money, and this picture tells very much about him. Not very good things. He is completely infantile, and I would like to know more - no, I don't...
The Swedish film industry ground to a halt in 1951 due to a ten-month strike by studio personnel, intended as a protest against an "amusement tax" levied against motion picture producers. During this period he directed several TV commercials for a soap called Bris (i.e. Breeze). He later said he was "absurdly grateful" to get this job.
Most of his films are around 90 minutes long