On film and philosophy : the case of Ingmar Bergman
Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lingnan University
2:45 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m.
GEG02, Lingnan University
‘Philosophically, there is a book which was a tremendous us experience for me: Eino Kaili’s Psychology of the Personality. His thesis that man lives strictly according to his needs-negative and positive-was shattering to me, but terribly true. And I built on this ground’ –Ingmar Bergman, Preface to the screenplay for Wild Strawberries (1957)
Who was Kaila, and what was the ‘ground’ on which Bergman said he had built? Could a single book by an obscure Finnish philosopher have been so very influential for one of the world’s greatest film-makers? Bergman’s Kaila-inspired in Wild Strawberries include self-deception, the puzzles of human motivation, and the status of values and moral responsibilities.
Livingston, P. N. (2008, March 12). On film and philosophy: The case of Ingmar Bergman [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/33