Tuesday, July 31, 2007

R.I.P: Ingmar Bergman - Film Trilogy

Os filmes de Bergman marcaram a minha infância. Assisti à maioria deles nos cinemas Pax e Cinema 1, hoje demolidos. Meus preferidos: "Cenas de Um Casamento", "Gritos e Sussuros", "Fanny & Alexander", "Face a Face" (me impressionei tanto que até comprei o livro!) e "A Flauta Mágica", a única filmagem de ópera que deu certo. Mozart, exultante, deve ter dado suas famosas gargalhadas. Vale a pena reve-los em DVDs, todos lançados nos Estados Unidos.

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (DVD)

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Max von Sydow, Harriet, Gunnar Björnstrand
Languages: Swedish
Subtitles: optional English
Regional Code: Region 1
Screen: Black & White.
Length: 266 minutes total.
Studio: Criterion Collection
ISBN: 0-78002-701-9

The Ingmar Bergman Trilogy: Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.
At the beginning of the 1960s, renowned film director Ingmar Bergman began work on what were to become some of his most powerful and representative works—the Trilogy. Already a figure of tremendous international acclaim for such masterworks as The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, Bergman turned his back on the abundant symbolism and exotic imagery of his ‘50s work to focus on a series of impacted, emotionally explosive chamber dramas examining faith and alienation in the modern age. Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1962), and The Silence (1963) in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity. Each film employs minimal dialogue, eerily isolated settings, and searing performances from such Bergman regulars as Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Gunnel Lindblom in their evocation of a desperate world confronted with God’s desertion. Drawing on Bergman’s own severely religious upbringing and ensuing spiritual crisis, the films in the Trilogy are deeply personal, challenging, and enriching works that exhibit the filmmaker’s peerless formal mastery and fierce intelligence.
4-Disc Box Set!

Optional English-dubbed soundtrack.
Winter Light.


New high-definition digital transfers, Exploring the film: Video discussions of each film with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie, Original theatrical trailers, Promotional poster gallery, New English subtitle translations for all films, A 144-minute documentary on Bergman directing


Other DVDs featuring: Ingmar Bergman
Autumn Sonata (DVD) --- Cries and Whispers (DVD) --- Fanny & Alexander (5 Disc Set) --- Fanny & Alexander (DVD) --- The Magic Flute (DVD) --- Scenes From a Marriage (3 Disc Set) --- The Seventh Seal (DVD) --- Smiles of a Summer Night (DVD) --- The Virgin Spring (DVD) --- Wild Strawberries (DVD)

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