Lectures 2006
11/25/2020
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"Ingmar Bergman : the architecture of human substance" Vasilios Moustakas

The analysis of Ingmar Bergman’s films reveals their main structural element, the human soul. However vague this sounds, exploring the human psychological potential is the primary objective. The paths he follows to achieve that, practically render his work. A parallel universe is constructed and animated by the influences, experiences and existential quests of Bergman himself. The projection surface is its only frontier; a boundary to reality. It might though be exactly the opposite. The way the shots are structured, the narrative course and the adjustment of the time agent define Bergman’s film architecture, the architecture of human substance. The invention of using the big close up shot as an analytical post-narrative tool offered the most to the justification and definition of the director’s time-space continuum and promoted the outmost of his humanitarian orientation.