Ingrid Bergman

Gaslight: How a harrowing Ingrid Bergman film inspired the psychology buzzword

You’re not going out of your mind,” a detective tells Ingrid Bergman’s Paula in the climactic moments of the 1944 film Gaslight. “You’re slowly and systematically being driven out of your mind.” Seventy-eight years later, the term “gaslighting” has been used in a published High Court judgement for the first time ever, after a woman’s abusive partner gradually convinced her she had bipolar disorder.The term refers to a very particular and insidious kind of abuse – the kind where a person is deliberately manipulated into questioning their own sanity. The thriller, which won Bergman an Oscar for Best Actress, was...
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Dutch Designer Ingrid Bergman Awaits Green Light For Return to Essex

ESSEX — 8 Main Street has stood empty for nearly two years. “I get a lot of questions about when we’re going to open. All is unknown, as we don’t have a clue when Biden is opening the doors again for travelers from out of Europe,” said Ingrid Bergman, a Dutch-born interior designer, who said she has planned since 2019 to open Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury by Ingrid Bergman Interiors at the Main Street location.
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Ingrid Bergman: What Movies to Start With, Starring the Classic Cinema Legend

Ingrid Bergman is number four on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Audrey Hepburn. She wasn't a great beauty, but had her style and her way among the biggest stars of the fascinating Hollywood Epoque, together with a unique talent, who made directors consider her one of the best, along with Audrey Hepburn.

Model Elettra Wiedemann, Granddaughter of Ingrid Bergman, Welcomes Baby Boy Viggo River

Elettra Wiedemann - the daughter of Isabella Rossellini and granddaughter of legendary Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman - just welcomed a new addition to the family. The model and Impatient Foodie author, 37, gave birth to her second baby, son Viggo River Lane, on Monday, June 14, at 5:30 a.m., she announced on Instagram. Wiedemann is also mom to 3-year-old son Ronin, whom she also shares with her partner, Pretty Little Liars actor Caleb Lane.
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Ingrid Bergman in “Stromboli” and the Power of Nonprofessional Actors

There are as many ways of casting nonprofessional actors as there are of casting professionals, and as many ways to direct films with the one as with the other. Nonprofessionals can be dramatically inspired newcomers (such as Lynn Carlin in “Faces” or Souleymane Demé in “Grigris”), exemplary documentary-style incarnations of themselves (such as the entire cast of “The Exiles” or “People on Sunday”), blank slates for radical de-theatricalization (as in nearly the entire œuvre of Robert Bresson). But there are particular creative tensions that arise out of casting nonpros alongside movie stars. What interests me most about the casting of nonprofessional actors in dramatic movies is their disruptive presence, the way that their relative lack of technique and inexperience taking direction and playing to the camera create textures of the sort that directors have sought to achieve since the early days of narrative movies. The acclaim of Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” in which Frances McDormand performs with a remarkable group of nonprofessionals, whom the production encountered on location, spotlights both the power and the pitfalls of such pairings. A more successful precedent is Roberto Rossellini’s 1950 film “Stromboli,” starring Ingrid Bergman alongside residents of the titular island. Their onscreen relationships are the very mainspring of the drama.