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5 Cinematic Couplings That Really Have Legs

MARLENE DIETRICH: THE GLAMOUR COLLECTION Josef von Sternberg was a famous Hollywood auteur in 1930 and Dietrich a minor Berlin actress when he cast her as Lola,...

Acts of Love and Contrition

It is a thrice-told tale. Ingmar Bergman first brought it to the screen in "Scenes from a Marriage," then devoted a chapter of his autobiography, "The Magic...

'Room' at the Top

The announcement held even less suspense than last week's Italian election results. On Sunday night, when Jury President Liv Ullmann said that the Palme d'Or,...

Letters, Dec. 25, 1972

Girls on Main Street Sir / Why a cover story on Liv Ullmann [Dec. 4]? I see dozens of girls every day on Main Street with more of everything than she has. For...

Just an Ordinary, Extraordinary Woman

Liv: the name rhymes with believe, achieve—or grieve. Also Eve. In Norwegian it means "life." It fits the face—the glints of crystalline fjords and upland...

A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 4, 1972

CORRESPONDENT JESSE BIRNBAUM makes it sound simple. "It was a typical assignment," he recalls. "Someone in New York telephoned me in London and said, 'Go to...

Cinema: Cabaret Act

THE SERPENT'S EGG Directed and Written by Ingmar Bergman In Hollywood it is called "working the set." It happens when a producer has ordered up some costly...

Cinema: Four Women

CRIES AND WHISPERS Directed by INGMAR BERGMAN Screenplay by INGMAR BERGMAN Here Bergman seems to be working again within that still, grave place from which...

Woody Allen on Ingmar Bergman

He created indelible allegories of postwar man adrift without God. He was the movies' great dramatist of strong, tortured women, and the finest director of...

Movies: Last Roar From a Legend

Sensible, sixtyish Marianne (Liv Ullmann) is getting exasperated with her cranky, octogenarian ex-husband Johan (Erland Josephson). "Sometimes," she says, "you...

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