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‚He controls his demons with the utmost degree of discipline; never allowing them to roam free in his private life, only unleashing them on stage.‘
Ingmar Bergman
Von Sydow on his relationship to Ingmar Bergman:  We are friends. We have worked together extensively, both on stage and in films, most of which took place when we were both much younger. We were free, he was not yet world-renowned and I was nothing more than a common theatre actor with a few film roles under my belt. We worked hard and enjoyed ourselves. I cannot say exactly what influence he has had on me but it must be significant.- ingmarbergman.se
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Long before The Wicker Man, Swedish master Ingmar Bergman was channelling superstition, strange visions and pagan landscapes.

Film Forever

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The influence of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona is legion. This short video-essay uses but 29 examples to position his masterpiece in terms of what came after it (from Apocalypse Now and The Silence of the Lambs to Heat, The Truman Show and Fight Club) and what went before (from Orphée and Vertigo to Psycho and Shadows). It shows how Bergman visualised his central theme of identity by way of reflections, splitting the screen, and shadows. –

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Woody Allen once lauded Ingmar Bergman as “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera” – yet he is also the most misunderstood. Ten years after Bergman’s death, the received wisdom about his work continues to obscure his legacy, and discourages new audiences from discovering his achievements.

The obituaries a decade ago were predictably clichéd: Bergman’s films are ‘morbid’ and ‘pitiless’, ‘a long, dark night of the soul‘. Yet the primary theme of Bergman’s work – the thread that links all his films together, across genres – is not death but the redemptive possibility of love. His bleakest visions relate not to mortality but to isolation and rejection; in particular, to unrequited love.- BBC

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