Among the special features new to our Blu-ray edition of Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries is a remarkable sixteen minutes of silent 16 mm footage filmed by Bergman himself on set. The images provide insight into how certain scenes were shot, as well as access to casual moments between takes. The following short excerpt from this supplement is particularly remarkable for being in color (much of the footage is in black and white, like the film itself), which lends an entirely new perspective on some classic images. It features voice-over by Jan Wengström, curator of archival film collections at the Swedish Film Institute.
Liv Ullmann Recalls “Shattering” Moments on the Set of Shame
While working on Ingmar Bergman’s devastating antiwar film, the actress developed an emotionally intense chemistry with her costar Max von Sydow.
The Real-Life Rage That Fueled Lee Grant in In the Heat of the Night
In this excerpt from a new interview, the actor talks about how she channeled her political anger in the role of a distraught widow in Norman Jewison’s Oscar-winning crime drama.
Writing with the Body: Mikey and Nicky as an Actors’ Showcase
Elaine May populated her gangster-film masterpiece with acting heavyweights who could bring spontaneity to their roles. Critics Richard Brody and Carrie Rickey talk about her approach to performance in this clip.
How Hitchcock Pulled off a Shot for the Ages
Award-winning cinematographer John Bailey discusses the complications that Alfred Hitchcock faced trying to execute one of the most ambitious shots in his filmography.