Saturday 15 June 2013

Ingmar Bergman, 1918–2007 (Swedish director, writer and producer for stage & screen)

* Ingmar Bergman ― described by Woody Allen as "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera" ― had the artistic Sun rising and ruling cinematic Neptune in conjunction with Mercury and Saturn in masterly Leo. Furthermore, his Ascendant and unaspected Sun were in the Piscean decan and duad of Cancer while Neptune ruled his Pisces MC.


Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential film directors of all time. He directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote. He also directed over one hundred and seventy plays. Among his company of actors were Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in the landscape of Sweden. His major subjects were death, illness, faith, betrayal, bleakness and insanity.

Bergman was active for more than six decades. In 1976, his career was seriously threatened as the result of a botched criminal investigation for alleged income tax evasion. Outraged, Bergman suspended a number of pending productions, closed his studios, and went into self-imposed exile in West Germany for eight years.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


BIRTH DATA: Ernst Ingmar Bergman, 14 July 1918, 03:00 (3 a.m.) CET (-1), Uppsala, Sweden (59n52, 17e38). ASC: 20 Cancer. RR: A/B (from autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Ingmar Bergman, Sunday's Children. 1993. Trans. Joan Tate. (New York: Arcade, 1994), p. 44, giving his birth data in the character of Pu: "On the fourteenth of July, 1918, I was born at 3 o'clock in the morning."

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