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.