Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

Tag Archive for ‘Ingmar Bergman’

the more you look, the more you see

Watching Ingmar Bergman’s films, I wonder how he had time to figure all the details and make them work. Everything seems to have meaning. The more you look, the more you see. He created so many films, and did it so quickly. (The Seventh Seal was made in 35 days.) Didn’t he make mistakes? Was everything intentional?  Or do we, trusting him, put the meaning in ourselves? Here’s my Ingmar Bergman rule: you have […]

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Alma not representative of all Swedes

> A cool summer, but my heirloom Glaciers have been ripe for weeks. They are a Swedish tomato. I like to imagine someone gathering their tiny seeds and bringing them all the way here to grow in my little garden on 13th Street and to feed my family, who are part Swedish, too. Using Chuck’s grandmother, Alma, as my representative Swede, I always assumed that they were relaxed, uncomplicated, easily- […]

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