Ingmar Bergman
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"Ernst Ingmar Bergman" was a Sweden/Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time, and is most famous for films such as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (film)/Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966 film)/Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), and Fanny and Alexander (1982).

He directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote. He also directed over 170 plays. From 1953, he forged a powerful creative partnership with his full-time cinematographer Sven Nykvist. Among his company of actors were Harriet Andersson/Harriet and Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in his country, and numerous films from Through a Glass Darkly (film)/Through a Glass Darkly (1961) onward were filmed on the island of Fårö. His work often dealt with death, illness, faith, betrayal, bleakness and insanity.

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We worked on 'Fanny and Alexander' for seven months and it was an amusing production. Still, it was very long and heavy and so awfully complicated, ... And when the premiere was over and everything went well, I thought, 'That's that.' .

Theater is the beginning and end and actually everything, while cinema belongs to the whoring and slaughterhouse trade.

Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.