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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Spring 2006

E 322 • Films of Ingmar Bergman

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33415 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Course Description

This course is intended as an introduction both to the films of Ingmar Bergman and to the viewing of films in general. We will look at representative films by this prolific and gifted filmmaker, considering them in the contexts of the director's life, Scandinavian culture, and issues of film theory and aesthetics.

Grading Policy

Three six-page papers, one of which may be rewritten to replace the grade 20% each
Biweekly quizzes (you may drop the lowest grade) 20%
Class participation 20%


Bordwell and Thompson, Film Art: An Introduction, 5th edition
Peter Cowie, Ingmar Bergman
Braudy and Cohen, Film Theory and Criticism, 5th edition (FTC on syllabus)
Hairston, et al., The Scott, Foresman Handbook
Recommended: The MLA Handbook

Films: Port of Call, The Devil's Wanton, Monika, Sawdust and Tinsel, Smiles of a Summer Night, Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, The Magician, Through a Glass Darkly, The Silence, Persona, Hour of the Wolf, The Passion of Anna, Cries and Whispers, Autumn Sonata, The Magic Flute, Fanny and Alexander, Document: Fanny and Alexander, After the Rehearsal


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