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Bergman Island (2004)

Bergman och filmen, Bergman och teatern, Bergman och Fårö (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | TV Movie 8 April 2004
All three documentaries is mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time ever that a film maker has access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the ... See full summary »

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All three documentaries is mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time ever that a film maker has access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the Baltic Sea. Bergman and the Cinema starts with Frenzy from 1944 and ends with Saraband from 2003. It contains unique behind-the-scenes material from Bergman's private archive. Bergman and the Theatre is about some of Bergman's 125 theatrical stagings and about his delight with the TV medium with successes as Scenes from a marriage. In Bergman and Fårö Island he talks about the childhood that shaped him. He shows where he shot his film Persona and fell in love - and he lists his worst demons! Written by Anonymous

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In the film, Ingmar Bergman list he has the following demons: Demon of Disaster (noted as being his worst demon), Demon of Fear, Demon of Rage and Demon of Grudges. The demon he says he does not have is the: Demon of Nothingness. See more »

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Ingmar Bergman, Himself: Then we spent quite a long time in Los Angeles looking for a place to live. Then Barbra Streisand called and invited us to a pool party. I thanked her very much, but said that we could not come. I hung up and said to Ingrid - It was Midsummer Eve - I said to Ingrid: "We're going home now - to Sweden - to Fårö."
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Talking to the butcher
18 September 2015 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'm a big big fan of Bergman's films, especially his work in the 50s ("Seventh Seal", "Wild Strawberries", "The Magician") and early 60s ("Virgin Spring", "Through a Glass Darkly", "Persona"). Somewhere in the mid 60s his films lost their appeal to me and eventually I just stopped watching them.

This documentary is more of a personal film about Bergman rather than a film about his films. If you're expecting to learn about the films per se you will be disappointed. If you want to learn about how many children he has, or his relationship with his parents, or how he likes to spend his day, then this is the film you're looking for.

In retrospect, it's a bit like eating sausage and then talking to the butcher about his life and his career making sausage. As much as I used to enjoy eating sausage, the life of the butcher holds no real interest for me.


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