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The Silence


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  • It’s the film in which Bergman exposed a deep and decisive artistic fault line in his own work and, in the process, made much of the tremors it unleashed. At the same time, it’s also one of the Bergman films that lends itself most readily to parody... Bergman parodies are a genre unto themselves, and, in accounting for the vast dramatic and cinematic power of “The Silence,” it’s also worth considering the risk of ridicule at its core, a risk that’s central to Bergman’s cinematic project.

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