Review Of Woody Allen 's ' Wild Strawberries '

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Introduction Ingmar Bergman has been openly described by Woody Allen as a major influence in his craft of making films. Throughout the years of his career, spanning over decades, Allen has been heavily drawn to Bergman’s style as an art form, enough to impact his own style of telling stories in the cinematic medium. Bergman’s strong method of telling a story was truly riveting and groundbreaking in the entertainment industry, especially for the development of Swedish cinema. As for American cinema, Allen has left a huge footprint on the industry as well, and with Bergman as an open influence, Allen has gone to make many successful films, impacting many audiences worldwide. Bergman’s 1957 Film, Wild Strawberries Bergman’s film, Wild Strawberries, released in 1957, is truly one of Bergman’s most forgiving, riveting, raw, and yet, sensitive films telling the story of a professor, bound to receive an honorary award at Lund, Sweden. The professor, Isak Borg, is widowed and goes on a road trip to Lund with his brutally honest and newly pregnant daughter-in-law, Marianne. Along the way, they stop to visit his childhood summer home and that is when the gates of Borg’s memory open. Through his series of flashbacks, we see the bitter and the sweet parts of his past that eventually led him to his current state, which is this feeling of cold and utter insensitivity that truly has the rest of the characters feeling a little displeased. According to Macnab (2009), Bergman

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