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1947: Skepp until eventually India-land/A send to India; Musik i Mörker/Night Is My destiny. 1948: Hamnstad/Port of name. 1949: Fän-gelse/Prison; Törst/Thirst; until eventually Glädje/To pleasure. 1950: Sant Händer Inte Här/This cannot take place the following; Sommarlek/Summer Interlude/Illicit Inter lude. 1952: Kvinnors Väntan/Waiting ladies; Sommaren med Monika/Summer with Monika. 1953: Gycklarnas Afton/Sawdust and Tinsel. 1954: En Lektion i Karlek/A Lesson in Love. 1955: Kvinnodröm/Journey into Autumn; Som-marnattens Leende/Smiles of a summer season evening. 1957: Det Sjunde Inseglet/The 7th Seal; Smultronstället/Wild Strawberries. 1958: Nära Livet/So with regards to lifestyles; Ansiktet/The Face. 1959: Jungfrukällan/The Virgin Spring. 1960: Djavu-lens Oga/The Devil's Eye. 1961: Sasom i en Spegel/Through a tumbler Darkly. 1963: Nattvards-gästerna/Winter gentle; Tystnaden/The Silence. 1964: För Att Inte Tala Om Alla Dessa Kvin-nor/Now approximately those ladies. 1966: character. 1967: “ Daniel,” an episode from Stimulantia. 1968: Vargtimmen/Hour of the Wolf; Skammen/ disgrace. 1969: Riten/The ceremony. 1970: En Pasion/ a keenness. 1971: Beröringen/The contact. 1972: Viskingar och Rop/Cries and Whispers. 1973: Scener ur ett Aktenskap / Scenes from a wedding (for TV). 1974: Trollflojten/The Magic Flute. 1975: Ansikte mot Ansikte/Face to stand. 1978: The Serpent's Egg; Hostsonatem/Autumn Sonata. 1979: Farö-Dokument seventy nine (d). 1980: Aus dem Leben der Marionetten/From the lifetime of the Mar ionettes. 1982: Fanny och Alexander / Fanny and Alexander. 1983: After the practice session (TV). 1986: Dokument Fanny och Alexander (d). 1992: Markisinnan de Sade (TV). 1995: Sista Skriket (TV). 1997: Larmar och gör sig until eventually (TV). 2000: Bild-makarna (TV). 2003: Saraband (TV). Bergman hasn't ever got down to be lower than difficult; and as an artist his maximum fulfillment is in digesting such unrelenting seriousness till he sees no use to bludgeon us with it. The early Bergman labored with the break up character of somebody who believed in his personal genius. Even his comedies—Waiting ladies and Smiles of a summer time Night—were philosophical disquisitions at the nature of affection and identification. The latter, specially, was once an Ophuls topic denied the heat and unhappiness that retains irony from being cynical and schematic. yet searching on the global from Sweden, Bergman has visible no cause to desert his religion in a decide on viewers, ready and informed for a diligent highbrow and emotional involvement with cinema. in lots of of those early motion pictures there's the regrettable style of “ this is often right for you” approximately what are determinedly bleak neo-realist reviews of failed amorous affairs. Admittedly Bergman by no means overlooked that crucial subject for such Italian topics as cried out from the streets. He was once constantly fastened at the middle and the soul, yet with a bristling neatness that was once heartless and miserable. The 7th Seal is the last word step during this really educational manner of recording human torment. Its medievalism and the wholesale allegory now appear frivolous and theatrical diversions from actual seriousness. however the 7th Seal, like Elvira Madigan (67, Bo Widerberg) a few ten years later, was once the movie swallowed via the main humans.