Smiles Of A Summer Night

Smiles Of A Summer Night

DVD Rating: *

Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

Read Angus Wolfe Murray's film review of Smiles Of A Summer Night

As we have come to expect from the DVDs of older films there is not a great deal of extras to this package.

The Bergman Collection Trailer offers a quick tour through his early films, not in any great detail.

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Bergman on Smiles Of A Summer Night is a section of the book Images: My Life In Film, published by Bloomsbury, and constitutes eight pages of script. He talks about the germination of the plot during a stay in a grand hotel in the mountains, close to a nursing home full of ancient aristocrats with syphilis, when thoughts of suicide were ever-present. He was sick during the shooting of the film ("Everyone, including me, thought I had stomach cancer") and, apparently, in a foul mood.

The other extras constitute a chatty review of the movie by the former Guardian critic, Derek Malcom, a limited selection of stills from the film and filmographies of Bergman, Jacobsson and Dahlbeck.

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2001
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Infidelities and secret passions over a weekend in a Swedish country house.
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Product Code: TVD3344

Region: 0

Ratio: Original Academy

Sound: Dolby Digital

Extras: The Bergman Collection Trailer, Stills Gallery, Bergman On Smiles Of A Summer Night, Derek Malcom Film Notes, Filmographies.


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