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By Egil Törnqvist

Ingmar Bergman is world wide often called a movie and level director. but no-one has tried to match his level and monitor actions. In Between degree and Screen Egil Törnqvist examines formal and thematical correspondences and alterations among a couple of Bergman's degree, reveal, and radio productions. within the prologue Bergman's non secular and aesthetic historical past and his place within the 20th century media panorama is printed. within the epilogue the query is replied to what quantity you may communicate of Bergman's directorial 'method' regardless of the selected medium.

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Here there was a change from warm to cold and back to warm light, corresponding to the three "notes·' the director sensed in this act: tenderness - bitterness - tenderness. The hyacinths mentioned in the play text never materialized in the production. They were merely indicated in the Young Lady's hyacinth-blue dre~s and in the lighting: mixed blue and white light. "8 By contrast, an uncharitable cold light accompanied the Student's unmask, ing of the Young Lady, which directly led to her death.

Instead the Colonel in the final act was turned into a 'Buddhist monk' with shorn head, simple gown, mild voice and radiant face. " The change in the Mummy's costume from Act II to III was similar in kind. Her ghostly parrot-costume, intensely red below in Act II, became almost colorless in the final act. low-white dress she was now proclaimed a living corpse. "9 To convey this idea to the audience the director had the same actress, Gertrud Fridh, play the roles of both mother and daughter, assisted by a mute stand-in when necessary.

By contrast, Jean's dream of rising was vividly communicated to Julie. In this way, their very manner of presenting their dreams indicated their contrasting mentalities: hcr Isolation and death urge as opposed to his sociahle vitality. Jean's story of how he, as a hoy, once stole imo the Count's Turkish pavilion, that is, the privy in his park, has a meaningful relation to the main action. Just a~ little Jean, when someone enters the privy. is forced to sleal out of the pavilion through the latrine hole, ~o Julie is forced to steal out of the kitchen when the people invade il into the room of her servant Jean.

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