A Magic Lantern : An Autobiography – Ingmar Bergman

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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.

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Weight 0.436 kg
Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

303

Language

English

Edition

University of Chicago Press Edition

Dewey

791.430233092 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K