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International Cinema Retrospectives

Ingmar Bergman had written an essay ‘Film Has Nothing To Do With Literature’ translated by Lars Malmstrom and David Kushner which was part of his book ‘Four Screenplays’ published in 1960 . Parts of the essay is available at NCERT and The Same Cinema Every Night.

Silhouette editor Amitava Nag wrote the original version of this open letter in 2008, after Bergman passed away in New Quest magazine. An edited version is reprinted here on Ingmar Bergman’s birth centenary in 2018.

In Defense of Literature: An Open Letter to Ingmar Bergman
In Defense of Literature: An Open Letter to Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman had written an essay ‘Film...
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin at Keystone Studios
Charlie Chaplin was only...
James Dean
The Lasting Appeal of James Dean
James Dean acted in only 3 films before he died...
Madeleine Carroll in The 39 Steps
Alfred Hitchcock’s Early Career
Alfred Hitchcock made his directorial...
The juxtaposition of identities in Persona.
The Cinema of Bergman and Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni...
An Attempt At Understanding Woody Allen
An Attempt At Understanding Woody Allen
Allen however imbibes some...
Chinese Cinema: Then and After
Chinese Cinema: Then and After
The phenomenal burgeoning of Chinese Cinema...
Theo Angelopoulos And Greece
Theo Angelopoulos And Greece
Theo Angelopoulos ushers in his films...
Films in Transition, Generations in Flux: China on the Move
Films in Transition, Generations in Flux: China on the Move
Chinese films have a long history. The...
My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki: A Master of the East
Miyazaki alone drew 80,000...

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