It was on the set of Stromboli that director Roberto Rossellini and star Ingrid Bergman, collaborating on their first film, fell in love. In these rarely seen 8 mm color home movies, shot with Bergman’s own camera (most of it by herself, but you’ll see her too), get a fascinating glimpse of the two of them at work and leisure. The footage also affords some revelatory, colorful glimpses of the blue waves and volcanic terrain of Stromboli, the island off the coast of Sicily where the film was shot.
Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films
In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of the Astaire-Rogers classic, dance critic Brian Seibert explains how beautifully and cleverly the film integrates dance into the structure of a romantic-comedy plot.
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.