A Magic Lantern: An Autobiography

Ingmar Bergman (Author) Joan Tate (Translator)
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Description

When a film is not a document, it is a dream...At the editing table, when I run the strip of film through, frame by frame, I still feel that dizzy sense of magic of my childhood." Bergman, who has conveyed this heady sense of wonder and vision to moviegoers for decades, traces his lifelong love affair with film in his breathtakingly visual autobiography, "The Magic Lantern". More grand mosaic than linear account, Bergman's vignettes trace his life from a rural Swedish childhood through his work in theater to Hollywood's golden age, and a tumultuous romantic history that includes five wives and more than a few mistresses. Throughout, Bergman recounts his life in a series of deeply personal flashbacks that document some of the most important moments in twentieth-century filmmaking as well as the private obsessions of the man behind them. Ambitious in scope yet sensitively wrought, "The Magic Lantern" is a window to the mind of one of our era's great geniuses.

Product Details

Price
£13.50
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
15 May 2007
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226043821

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