Giusto ieri, contemplando la morte di Ingmar Bergman, ho avuto l'inquietante presagio che Michelangelo Antonioni sarebbe stato il prossimo.
Ora, io avrei anche i prossimi tre nomi, ma non mi pare davvero il caso di portare ulteriore sfiga...
Comunque, giù il cappello per pezzi di cinema che se ne vanno (al netto del mio usuale cinismo che mi fa dire che quando hai 900 anni un po' te la aspetti...)
Data di nascita: 29 September 1912
Coniuge: Enrica Antonioni::(1986 - present), Letizia Balboni::(1942 - ?)
- Eros (2004) .... (story and screenplay) (segment "Il filo pericoloso delle cose") [scrittore]
- Lo Sguardo di Michelangelo (2004) .... [scrittore]
- Liv (1998) .... (producer) [produttore]
- Al di là delle nuvole (1995) .... (also book That Bowling Alley on the Tiber River) [scrittore]
- Noto, Mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, Carnevale (1993) .... [regista]
- 12 registi per 12 città (1989) .... (segment "Roma") [regista]
- Kumbha Mela (1989) .... [regista]
- Identificazione di una donna (1982) .... (screenplay) (story) [scrittore]
- Il Mistero di Oberwald (1981) .... [scrittore]
- Professione: reporter (1975) .... (screenplay) [scrittore]
Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema. As he was a debter of the neorealism his films reflect his bourgeois roots like in his first movie Cronaca di un amore (1950) or Signora senza camelie, La (1953) or Amiche, Le (1955). His biggest success was the trilogy Avventura, L' (1960), Notte, La (1961), and Eclisse, L' (1962), with which he won several prizes of minor importance. This success allowed him to go abroad and to work on international scale in English: e.g. Blowup (1966) in London or Zabriskie Point (1970) in the USA.
Trivia random: Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 59-69. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Citazione random: I feel like a father towards my old films. You bring children into the world, then they grow up and go off on their own. From time to time you get together, and it's always a pleasure to see them again.
Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.
Nome di battesimo: Bergman, Ernst Ingmar
Data di nascita: 14 July 1918
Data di morte: 30 July 2007
Altezza: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Coniuge: Ingrid von Rosen::(11 November 1971 - 20 May 1995) (her death) 1 child, Käbi Laretei::(1959 - 1969) (divorced) 1 child, Gun Grut::(1951 - 1959) (divorced), Ellen Lundström::(22 July 1945 - 1950) (divorced) 3 children, Else Fisher::(25 March 1943 - 1945) (divorced)
- Bergmanova sonata (2005) (TV) .... (play) [scrittore]
- Saraband (2003) (TV) .... [scrittore]
- Persona (2002) (V) .... [scrittore]
- Bildmakarna (2000) (TV) .... [regista]
- Trolösa (2000) .... [scrittore]
- Larmar och gör sig till (1997) (TV) .... [scrittore]
- Enskilda samtal (1996) (TV) .... [scrittore]
- Sista skriket (1995) (TV) .... (also play) [scrittore]
- Backanterna (1993) (TV) .... [regista]
- Den Goda viljan (1992) .... [scrittore]
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born 14 July 1918, son of a priest. The film and TV-series, Goda viljan, Den (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the TV-mini Enskilda samtal (1996) (TV) is the trilogy closed. Here, as in 'Den Goda Viljan' Pernilla August play his mother. Note that all three movies are not always full true biographical stories. He began his career early with a puppet theatre which he, his sister and their friends played with. But he was the manager. Strictly professional he begun writing in 1941. He had written a play called 'Kaspers död' (aka 'Kaspers Death') which was produced the same year. It became his entrance into the movie business as Stina Bergman (not a relative), from the company SF (Swedish Filmindustry), had seen the play and thougt that there must be some dramatic talent in young Ingmar. His first job was to save other, more famous, writers poor scripts. Under one of that script-saving works he remebered that he had wrote a novel about his last year as a student. He took the novel, did the save-poor-script job first, then wrote a screenplay on his own novel. When he went back to SF, he delivered two scripts insteed of one. The script was Hets (1944) and was the fist Bergman screenplay that was put into film (by Alf Sjöberg). It was also in that movie Bergman did his first professional film-director job. Because Alf Sjöberg was busy, Bergman got order to shoot the last sequence of the film. Ingmar Bergman is the father of Daniel Bergman, director, and Mats Bergman, actor at the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theater. Ingmar Bergman was also CEO of the same theatre between 1963-66, where he hired almost every professional actor in Sweden. 1976 he had a famous tax problem. Bergman had trusted other people to give advice about his finances, but it turned out to be real bad advice. So he had to leave the country immediately, and so went to Germany. A few years later he got back to Sweden and made his last movie Fanny och Alexander (1982) (aka 'Fanny and Alexander'). He has retired from directing, but he still write scripts for film and TV and direct plays at the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre.
Trivia random: Father of director Eva Bergman
Citazione random: "The theater is like a faithful wife. The film is the great adventure -- the costly, exacting mistress."
Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.