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Ingrid Bergman Movies: From Moody 'Gaslight' to Classy 'Autumn Sonata'

Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, who would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. TCM has already aired most of Bergman's Hollywood films, and at least some of her Swedish and Italian works. As a result, today's only premiere is Fielder Cook's little-seen and little-remembered From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), about two bored kids (Sally Prager, Johnny Doran) who run away from home and end up at […]


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Ingrid Bergman Movies: From Moody 'Gaslight' to Classy 'Autumn Sonata'



'Fanny and Alexander' Review: Ingmar Bergman Brilliant & Disturbing Film

'Fanny and Alexander' movie: Ingmar Bergman brilliant classic with Bertil Guve as Alexander Ekdahl. 'Fanny and Alexander' movie review: Last Ingmar Bergman 'filmic film' Why Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander / Fanny och Alexander bears its appellation is a mystery – one of many in the director's final 'filmic film' – since the first titular character, Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) is at best a third- or fourth-level supporting character. In fact, in the three-hour theatrical version she is not even mentioned by name for nearly an hour into the film. Fanny and Alexander should have been called “Alexander and Fanny,” or simply “Alexander,” since it most closely follows two years – from 1907 to 1909 – in the life of young, […]


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'Fanny and Alexander' Review: Ingmar Bergman Brilliant & Disturbing Film



Anthony Hopkins 'Hitchcock' + Ingmar Bergman & Liv Ullmann Documentary + 'The Lion in Winter' Producer Dies

Hitchcock: Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock Anthony Hopkins As Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins plays Alfred Hitchcock, who never won a competitive Oscar, in Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock, which is scheduled to open in 2013. Hitchcock's massive double chin, prominent nose, and bald head are all there, but I can still see (a somewhat sleepy) Hannibal Lecter in there somewhere. Perhaps Hitchcock, who was known for his dry, pitch-black sense of humor, would have appreciated it. Adapted by John J. McLaughlin and Stephen Rebello from Rebello's own novel set around the time Psycho was made, Hitchcock also features The Queen / Red's Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife (and film editor) Alma Reville, Match Point / The Avengers' Scarlett Johansson as […]


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Anthony Hopkins 'Hitchcock' + Ingmar Bergman & Liv Ullmann Documentary + 'The Lion in Winter' Producer Dies