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A day without Bergman: "Not to mention all these women" (1964)

Filmz.ru: The article 08.08.2018 at 11:51

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Twenty-sixth (and first color) Bergman's film is another Comedy, made "to the public", but unfortunately that clearly did not happen. Holding to get sarcastic about his critics, the Director seems to have lost a sense of proportion; it wasn't funny.

"Not to mention all those women" (För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor), Sweden, 1964; dir. Ingmar Bergman cast: Jarl kulle, Eva Dahlbeck, Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Karin Kavli, Gertrud fried, Mona Malm, Barbro Yurt AF Urnes, Alan Edwall, Georg Funquest.

Music critic arrives at the country estate of the virtuoso cellist to finish his biography. Guests are greeted by the wife of the Maestro and his many mistresses.

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

almost all indicators "Not to mention all those women" - the worst film of Ingmar Bergman. Some failures occurred from him before: "Music in the dark", for example, was overly sentimental, the game in the spy Thriller was at odds with his own ideas about beauty and "Women's dreams" testified the crisis period. It is one thing when bad luck catches up with relatively unknown Director, and quite another - when a bad movie comes out, signed by the person, who directed the universally recognized masterpieces such as "the Seventh seal" and "wild strawberries", "the Sacrament" and "Silence". Here include the additional evaluation mechanisms; thus, in comparison, it becomes clear that such a low-Bergman never to this day did not fall.

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

Problem itself becomes the selected topic: Bergman've tried to speak about the relationship between Creator and critic, but here his rebuke is obscene (let's not confuse anyone, a warning caption is that any coincidence is nothing but a accidental mistake). Cornelius shows a jealous and narcissistic fool, not just having fun digging in someone else's underwear, but ready to dive into his head and even personally to try. "The head about intimate details I have omitted," he promises at first, but, considering the situation, involuntarily exclaims: "How many women!"

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

"Bedroom Maestro! Mistress of the Maestro! What material!" - of course, there could not do without personal experiences: questions with whom Bergman was sleeping, with whom he lived, and with whom has changed, continues to worry many of his "fans". Some write, others read about it and articles and books; and the hero of the film in the final read out pieces of written, quickly flipping through the pages with the stages of the creative path and the actual critical judgment: "the most Interesting Chapter is about a bright life."

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

"I Have no interest to involve the Maestro in the scandal," he says in one moment, but later concludes that "the world should know about it". Thus, significantly, a critic at the same time and "condemns" compiled by lovers of the musician schedule of nights, and he is ready to sleep with each of them ("What rich material for a biography!" "Yes, I was even afraid for you"). Worrying that he did not manage to truly grasp the great musician, while "others can learn", he gets the answer: "of Course, but their secrets do not matter".

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

the full respect of the Bergman critics is attested in two stages. In one of them, Cornelius "works", lying in the bath and with a flourish of his pen thoughtfully, "What the hell am I saying?.." In the other, sitting in the garden under a tree, referring to the feathered singer: "Little bird! You sing and does not care about discerning critics. You do not care what I say?" In response to a bird pooping on top of him.

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

one more stroke, perhaps the most important: this critic fancies himself a composer! And insists that the celebrated cellist, performed his composition "Dream fish, or Abstraction No. 14". That's not the nail in the eye: as you know, any audience is better than any filmmaker knows how to shoot a movie, and critic, and a fortiori of any Director taught. Bergman certainly was no exception - all have suffered.

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

Around the simple plot, the author builds shaped booth, the good and the artists have agreed with him, "to fool around". Once in the house of the musician, critic and the first thing nearly drops his bust. For one awkward comic scene is followed by other, including the shooting in the bedroom (and not only) shed on the head, tea and imprinted in the face of the cake, dressing up in a dress and mannered stroking the spout of the watering can, swimming in the pond with a circle Swan and "funny" running in the manner of silent movies, and the explosion of fireworks (intercity explains that "this fireworks display is enough symbols") by jumping naked by jumping out of the water using the reverse shooting. "We are all in the same crazy house", is the concentration of nonsense is off the charts, but Bergman, of course, could not afford it.

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

Perhaps the most interesting episode in this whole circus and tango, replacing the love scene "for censorship reasons". Here revealed very entertaining game with light - and it is time to say that the historical value of the most successful tape if only in the fact that this is the first color film of Ingmar Bergman: the twenty-five previous he has survived, as we remember, in a strict b/W.

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

it is Seen that the color of the Bergman new and he uses it without future conceptual. White clothes are replaced by colored outfits, and later mourning dresses, decorations adorned not only on the white statues in the antique style, but also the "color spots" trees. But there is hardly makes sense to speak of any achievement of the great Sven Nykvist.

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

"Musicians without a biography quickly forgotten" - threatens critic here, consolidating thereby its immensely important role in the art world. Fortunately, the films of Ingmar Bergman exist in and of themselves. And a lot of them, and among them abound not that good, but truly beautiful. So one or even a few setbacks, the Director could be forgiven - who does not happen. In the end, as they say in this picture: "Who is genius? A genius is someone who changes the critics".

the scene from the film of Ingmar Bergman "Not to mention all these women"

Cm. also:

a day without Bergman's "the Silence" (1963)

a day without Bergman: "Eye of the devil" (1960)

a day without Bergman: "Face" (1958)

a day without Bergman's "Smiles of a summer night" (1955)

a day without Bergman's "the Night of fools" (1953)

a day without Bergman: "This is not the case" (1950)

A day without Bergman's "To joy" (1950)

a day without Bergman: "Music in darkness" (1948)