In a new interview on our release of Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, the great Liv Ullmann delves into the making of the intense chamber drama, discussing what it was like to work with both the director and the legendary Ingrid Bergman, who plays Ullmann’s mother on-screen. It was the only time the glowing Hollywood superstar teamed up with the serious art-house auteur, and although Ingrid’s performance was a late-career triumph, her relationship with Ingmar was at time combative. In this excerpt from our talk with Ullmann, she pays personal tribute to her iconic costar.
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.