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Ingmar Bergman: A Critical Biography

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

Date published: 1982

ISBN-13: 9780684177717

ISBN: 0684177714
Paperback, 401 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Limelight Editions (first published November 1st 1982)
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Henry Sturcke
As I understand it, this was the first full treatment of Bergman and his films to appear in English. Apparently there was a second, revised edition, but I'm reading the 1982 (Secker & Warburg) original, because that's the edition in the local library. I have learned things about the director's life, some of them helpful for better understanding his films. But I'm constantly struck by how amateurish the writing is. Poorly constructed sentences. Non sequiturs. Lack of expansion of points that ...more
Dan Humphrey
Still THE book to read first. I wish Cowie would write a second edition.
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I can't wait to read this. Peter Cowie is a fucking genius!
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Peter Cowie is a film historian and author of more than thirty books on film. In 1963 he was the founder/publisher and general editor of the annual International Film Guide, a survey of worldwide film production.

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