This week Sandy, James and Jeremy highlight the outstanding film legacy of Ingrid Bergman, one of the few actors worthy of the word iconic. We review the new documentary about Bergman's life and career, Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, which mixes a wealth of archival footage with Bergman's own home movies and segments from her diaries and letters to create a picture of an actor torn between Europe and the USA, home life and working life. We then take the opportunity to discuss films from three different periods in Bergman's career: Casablanca (1942) and Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946), when Bergman was a darling of Golden Age Hollywood; Journey to Italy (1954), Bergman's third Italian film with Roberto Rossellini; and Autumn Sonata (1978), Bergman's first performance in a Swedish film since David O. Selznick called her away to Hollywood to become a star.
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words is currently playing alongside a selected retrospective of Ingrid Bergman's films at London's BFI Southbank and it is available on DVD in the US as part of the Criterion Collection. If you want to share your thoughts on all things Ingrid Bergman/film-related, then please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a review on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Acast.
00:00 to 02:33 – Intro...
02:34 to 03:17 – Trailer clip from Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015).
03:18 to 14:53 – Review of Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words.
14:54 to 15:41 – Audio clip of Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant from Notorious (1946).
15:42 to 22:27 – Discussing Notorious and Casablanca.
22:28 to 29:38 – Discussing Journey to Italy (including audio clip of Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders, 1954).
29:39 to 33:42 – A few words about Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata.
33:43 to 39:42 – Audio clip from Red Dwarf (Se.2, Ep.2 'Better Than Life', 1988) and the Fantasy Filmmaking Question: How would you remake Casablanca?
THEME SONG: 'Film Film Film!' by Vladimir Golovanov, Fyodor Khitruk and Sokol from Film Film Film! (Фильм, фильм, фильм, 1968)
FILMS MENTIONNED IN THIS EPISODE (STARRING INGRID BERGMAN):
Casablanca (1942, USA – dir. Michael Curtiz)
Gaslight (1944, USA – dir. George Cukor)
Notorious (1946, USA – dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia, 1954, Italy/France – dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Anastasia (1956, USA – dir. Anatole Litvak)
Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten, 1978, West Germany/Sweden – dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid, 2015, Sweden – dir. Stig Björkman)
Rome, Open City (Roma Città Aperta, 1945, Italy – dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Germany, Year Zero (Germania Anno Zero, 1948, Italy – dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di Biciclette, 1948, Italy – dir. Vittorio de Sica)
La Strada (1954, Italy – dir. Federico Fellini)
La Notte (1961, Italy/France – dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
Cries & Whispers (Viskningar Och Rop, 1972, Sweden – dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Barb Wire (1996, USA – dir. David Hogan) apparently a remake of Casablanca...