BTLIII 1973: The Ghost Sonata

The Ghost Sonata (Spöksonaten). Ingmar Bergman. 1973. ⭐⭐⭐★★★.

What a strange artefact. This is from the collection of the Bergman bootlegger, and it’s a video recording from 1973 of Bergman’s production of Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata from a single camera placed on the balcony, apparently.

There’s a lot of video ghosting whenever anybody moves, which is so ironic, don’t you think?

There’s a lot of coughing from the audience, so I guess it’s from a winter performance? Let’s see… yes, teh interwebz seem to say that it’s from January 1973.

It seems like an interesting version of The Ghost Sonata, but it’s a bit hard to tell here. I mean. Really. So the scoring here is on the viewing experience.

This post is part of the 87 Bergman Things series.

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