By David Thomson
(Faber & Faber, Paperback, 9780865479340, 128pp.)
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
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"Ingrid Bergman was far more than just a sweet, virtuous, 'natural' Swedish girl--she was a dark sensualist over whom many men might go mad. Her very gaze delivered a climate of adult romantic expectation."
Adored by millions for her luminous beauty and elegance, at the height of her career Bergman commanded a love that has hardly ever been matched, until her marriage fell apart and created an international scandal. Here the renowned film writer David Thomson gives his own unique take on a woman who was constantly driven by her passions and by her need to act, even if it meant sacrificing everything.
DAVID THOMSON is, among many other things, the author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, now in its fourth edition. His recent books include a biography of Nicole Kidman, Fan Tan (a novel written in collaboration with Marlon Brando), and The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood. His latest work is the acclaimed Have You Seen . . . ?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films. Born in London, he now lives in San Francisco.
David Thomson is, without doubt, the greatest living film historian.