Four Screenplays of Ingmar Bergman by Ingmar Bergman

By Ingmar Bergman

Comprises English translations of the screenplays for Smiles of a summer season evening (1955), The 7th Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), and The Magician (1958). evidently, all 4 performs date round the similar period of time, a vital coming-to-being turning element within the occupation of, virtually inarguably, the best film-maker of all time. additionally incorporated is an introductory dialog exerpt by way of Bergman on film-making and a Preface via manufacturer Carl Anders Dymling.

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He presses his palms together and stares at his finger tips in embarrassment. FREDRIK: If you won't laugh, I'll tell you something. DESIREE: Do you want some more beer or another sandwich? He shakes his head and Desiree lights a small cigar, which she smokes with satisfaction. DESIREE: Well, what were you going to say? FREDRIK: Oh, laugh if you want to, but Anne and I have been married for two years and I have not—in short, she is still untouched. Desiree splutters with laughter and gets some smoke caught in her throat.

FREDRIK: One gets such strange ideas with the passing years. I mean things like consideration and tenderness and caution . . and . . and . . yes, love. DESIREE: What a remarkable girl she is to have enabled you to be hurt by something besides a toothache or an ingrown toenail. FREDRIK: When I come home in the afternoon, she embraces me and laughs because she is happy that I'm home. She is as obstinate as a spoiled child; she has a violent temper and becomes terribly angry. She is so full of life that my old house has started to settle and the walls have begun to crack.

She climbs the stairs, turns down a corridor and knocks at the door of the bedroom. 74 It is a very large room and old Mrs. Armfeldt is a very small lady. She sits in her bed, which is also enormous, and amuses herself with her morning solitaire. When her daughter enters, she looks up, surprised. OLD LADY: What has happened now to bring my daughter Desiree here at seven in the morning? Desiree leans over the old lady, who allows herself to be kissed on the cheek. She sits down on the edge of the bed and butters some bread from the breakfast tray, which stands at the side of the bed.

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