What are the "must-have" films of Ingrid Bergman?

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What are the "must-have" films of Ingrid Bergman?

Post by Lance » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:55 pm

Gaslight is a fav w/Charles Boyer. Also have Notorious and Adam Had Four Sons. Intermezzo is on order along with some others. I must join her fan club!
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Post by John F » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:43 am

Autumn Sonata (1978), directed by Ingmar Bergman - Ingrid Bergman's last movie. The cast also includes Liv Ullman, Gunnar Björnstrand, and Erland Josephson. Ingrid Bergman portrays a concert pianist, Liv Ullman her daughter. Not light entertainment, but a wonderful film. And you hear la Bergman speaking her native language.
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:20 pm

I'll tell you one to avoid--Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which she is laughably miscast.

I thought her late performance as Golda Meir was as good as anything she ever did.

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Post by Ralph » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:58 pm

All of them. But I'll start with "Suspicion."
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Post by Madame » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:05 am

Anastasia, hands down.

I also enjoyed some of her lighter work, like The Bells of St. Mary's and Cactus Flower. It was a pleasure watching her among the superb ensemble cast of Murder On The Orient Express .

An aside ... her daughter Isabella Rossellini was in a wonderful 1998 film called "Left Luggage" (well worth seeing) ... she wore a head covering, and I gasped ... it was like looking at her mother's beautiful face.

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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:59 pm

Ralph wrote:All of them. But I'll start with "Suspicion."
:lol: After all these years, to finally catch you (not that I've been trying). If she's in that fine movie, it's a mighty small role.

Did you mean perhaps "Spellbound"?

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Post by lmpower » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:41 pm

When I was living in Sweden I saw some quite interesting films at a film festival. One of them was Branningar, which came out in 1935. Ingrid Bergman plays the part of a young girl living on an island. During a violent storm with the passionate music of Tchaikowsky playing in the background, a visiting priest succumbs to temptation. Overcome with remorse, he runs out into the night, grasps a flagpole and is struck by lighting. This causes him to lose his memory. A few years later he revisits the island and wonders who is the father of the girl's illegitimate child. Bergman gives him a wonderful, incredulous look at that point. I wouldn't rate this as indispensable Bergman, but it did give a fascinating glimpse of the twenty year old actress.

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Post by stenka razin » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:47 pm

It has to 'Casablanca' above all others. What a wonderful and beautiful actress. Bergman was one of a kind! 8)
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Post by Lance » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:56 pm

Ingrid Bergman's autobiography, Ingrid Bergman: My Story by Ingrid Bergman and Alan Burgess, published by Delacorte Press in New York in 1980 arrived a few days ago. I was able to find a great used copy. Leafing through, it looks like a great read.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:44 am

jbuck919 wrote:I thought her late performance as Golda Meir was as good as anything she ever did.
Me too, although IMO somehow Colleen Dewhurst was more believable as Meir. Notorious and Gaslight are also must haves.
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