Ingmar Bergman  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Ingmar Bergman (July 14 1918July 30 2007) was a Swedish stage and film director who was one of the key modernist film auteurs of the 20th century. His work is very gloomy; he mainly found bleakness and despair in his explorations of the human condition. He said of his own films: "To have done 50 films with such a variety of misery is quite an achievement." Bergman had five marriages and eight children, and his work often explored the tensions between married couples.

Ingmar Bergman and Kroger Babb

Kroger Babb's acquisition of the American theatrical rights for Ingmar Bergman's Sommaren med Monika (Summer with Monika) is a good example of film re-editing or film remixing. About one third of the film was cut, and the remaining sixty-two minutes emphasized nudity by retaining a skinny-dipping scene; the result was titled Monika, the Story of a Bad Girl. Suggestive advertising art, including promotional postcards, portrayed the nude rear of Harriet Andersson.


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