Four Screenplays of Ingmar Bergman by Ingmar Bergman

By Ingmar Bergman

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

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You have good taste. I'm happy that you're celebrating your examination. HENRIK: I'm so terribly unhappy. 47 FREDRIK: Yes, of course. HENRIK: You're being ironic. FREDRIK: You say that you're unhappy and I can't understand why. You are young, it is spring, there is moonlight, you have passed an exam, you have champagne and a girl who is really very attractive. Yet you say that you're unhappy. Youth is very demanding. HENRIK: But I don't love her. FREDRIK: Another reason to be content. HENRIK: We have sinned and it was a complete failure.

Let us then be happy here, Take pleasure in love, my dear. Love is wisdom's law on earth. " Malla opens a heavy gate and they enter a dark passage paved with large cobblestones. DESIREE (in the dark): Watch out, Fredrik, there's a big puddle here. Look out that you don't . . The small lantern sways helplessly and cannot light up this sudden darkness after the strong moonlight. A shuffling of feet, a sudden splash, a muffled curse and then Desiree's laughter. Malla brings the lantern to light up the sad scene.

Henrik sits down on an uncomfortable chair. FREDRIK: Why do you have to mix up everything, my boy? Sex is the young boy's and old man's toy. Love is ... is . . hmm ... HENRIK: So young men cannot love. FREDRIK: Yes, of course. A young man always loves himself, loves his self-love, and his love of love itself. HENRIK (ironic): But at your mature age, of course, one knows what it means to love. FREDRIK: I think so. HENRIK (ironic): That must be wonderful. FREDRIK: It's terrible, my son, and one doesn't know how to stand it.

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