Although Ingmar Bergman (b. 1918) holds an undisputed place in the cinematic pantheon, mention of his name usually evokes images of monolithic doom and despair. All of his pictures, including numerous comedies, deal seriously with faith, morality, and mortality, but audiences and critics often neglect the extraordinary wit and vitality found in many of his movies. This unique collection begins with an interview from 1957, conducted as Bergman completed his early masterpiece "The Seventh Seal", and ends in 2002 as he was preparing to direct his latest film, "Saraband". Throughout the interviews, the director discusses the various stages of his career, and the many surprising, thoughtful, complex, and profound facets of his work.
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Raphael Shargel is associate professor of English at Providence College, where he teaches literature and film.