The first time in paperback, this book is a personal biography of the beloved star of Casablanca. Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) was perhaps best known for her roles in Casablanca and Notorious, but she won three Oscars for Gaslight, Anastasia, and Murder on the Orient Express, and was a seven-time nominee. She also won two Emmy Awards and a Tony. In 1949, though married and a mother, she fell in love with director Roberto Rossellini and conceived a child with him. Her fans were shocked and she was denounced on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Chandler interviewed Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Cary Grant, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, and Gregory Peck for the book, which contains synopses of all her films, including the Swedish ones.
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Ingrid Bergman. These two words mean the world to me. I don't know how it could be that I love someone I haven't ever met so intensely. But every day that passes I feel closer and closer to her and one of my big dreams is to meet one of her daughters to talk to them about their mom.
This book by Charlotte Chandler didn't bring any new information about Ingrid, it seems rather what she did was having read some bios about her and people connected to her and then she took the best parts out of them and put in the book. What is more, she tried to write down her memories about her and the resultis not so good. Sometimes she jumps in times, sometimes she repeats herself and quotes people without the reference. But in all, I didn't expect too much of this book either, I just wanted to read about my Ingrid. Charlotte Chandler made me smile and cry especially at the end. I don't really care if the writing is poor or sometimes too lurid, it is about Ingrid and Isabella, her daughter had approved of it. It's enough for me. I recommend it to every Ingrid fan.
Carrying a grudge is a heavy burden. We give the power to others to hurt us if we keep reliving in our thoughts what we feel they did to us.
Hating always seemed to me a waste of one's life, more damiging to the one who's hating than to the one who's being hated, although, I must say, feeling that Petter, who had been my dear Petter, hates me, does hurt."
My mum had to tell the truth. It was some kind of compulsion, even an obsession. We did not consider it a lie, well, not exactly, if someone called us who we didn't want to speak with, and we asked Mama to say we weren't there.
She didn't want to do it, and in the end, she told the caller that we were there. Her face flushed, and sometimes she blushed as she said we didn't want to speak to the person. It was really funny. Well, actually, it wasn't that so funny.
We children learned quickly. Our mother might be Ingrid Bergman, one of the most famous actresses in the world, who could say anything onstage or in a film, but she wasn't an actress in our house.
– Isabella Rossellini
I learned that it's generally not a good idea to talk too much about how wonderful another man is when you are talking with a man. A woman can love her husband and still feel attracted to another man. Men feel that way. Why can't a woman?
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