Long held to be among the world's greatest filmmakers, IngmarBergman shaped international art cinema from the 1950s to the1980s. Among his many works,
is often considered to behis masterpiece and is described as one of the central works ofmodernism. Bergman himself claimed that this film "touchedwordless secrets only the cinema can discover/' The essays collect-ed in this volume, published for the first time anywhere, use avariety of methodologies to explore topics such as acting tech-nique, genre, and dramaturgy. It also includes translations ofBergman's early writings that have never before been available inEnglish, as well as an updated filmography and bibliography thatcover the filmmaker's most recent work.Lloyd Michaels is Professor of English and Dean of the College atAllegheny College, Pennsylvania. Editor of
also the author of
Elia Kazan: A Guide to References and Resources
The Phantom of the Cinema: Character in Modern Film.