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Мемоарите на Ингмар Бергман – другото лице на гения
Memoirs of Ingmar Bergman – the other face of genius

Author(s): Desislava Shpatova
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Ingmar Bergman; Memoirs; books; Theater; Cinema; Liv Ullmann

Summary/Abstract: The modernist art of the twentieth century, reflected by the director and creator Ingmar Bergmann, does not stop at all within his theatrical and film productions. Like his stage work, the brightness of the artist is also reflected in the memoirs, books, essays and all his artistic work. Unlike many directors who write their own scripts, Bergman‘s own unique notes of such details as the exact number of elements in the frame, precise camera angles, and so on. On the other hand, they also contain many short descriptions of the feelings and inner states of the characters. Thus, everything he writes in the form of notes can also be regarded as literature in itself. The life and creativity of Ingmar Bergman is very relevant today, regardless of the relationship we explore – such as theater, director, film producer, writer. He himself has defined himself as a „pedagogue-artist”, both in plays and cinema, and in his books, he skillfully avoids improvisations and presents to the world a different face and talent. This report is one stage of a larger study, and the presentation of Ingmar Bergman‘s work in the context of his memoirs is a very important part of his work. The retrospective of his life path in his texts and books, as well as Bergman‘s memoirs, is as dramatic as his theatrical and film productions.