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FilmCraft: Screenwriting by Tim Grierson

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LEGACY

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Ingmar Bergman

“For Bergman, writing and directing were tied together, and the finished film was a collaboration between his vision and what his actors brought to the material.”

For all of his acclaim as one of international cinema’s greatest directors, Ingmar Bergman is perhaps undervalued as a screenwriter. Crafting mostly original stories from his personal obsessions—God, family, relationships—Bergman spent more than 60 years passionately funneling life into his art. As a result, he taught several generations of filmmakers about the power and possibility of autobiographical cinema.

Born in Sweden in 1918, Bergman attended Stockholm University, ...

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