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Burman, Christo
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Burman, C. (Ed.). (2012). Martyrologion: Dagböcker 1970-1986. Umeå: Atrium Förlag
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2012 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The collected diaries of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986), for the first time published in Swedish. They cover the director's life, work and the increasing difficulties he encountered in the Soviet Union and the time of his exile in Western Europe. Internationally Tarkovsky's diaries were widely reviewed and considered to be a valuable addition to the Tarkovsky canon. They are professional and personal: thoughts on film sit alongside household chores, notes about friends and family. The diaries have been translated from its Russian original by Håkan Lövgren. This Swedish edition of the diaries is the most complete edition to date.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Atrium Förlag, 2012. p. 959
Keywords
Andrei Tarkovsky, diaries, biography, film, censorship, film aesthetics, Russia, Soviet Union
National Category
General Literature Studies Studies on Film Performing Arts History
Research subject
Literature; History Of Art
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52916 (URN)978-91-86095-25-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-04-04 Created: 2012-03-06 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Tarkovskij, A. & Burman, C. (2010). Apokalypsen som vision (1ed.). Umeå: Atrium
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2010 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The aim of this book is to discuss and exemplify the phenomenon of the Apocalypse in the works and thoughts of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986).

After an introduction in the first chapter, the first of the analytical chapters presents the life and works of Andrei Tarkovsky and looks at the apocalyptic motif in his oeuvre, as well as his thoughts and film aesthetics. The chapter also examines the term Apocalypse, which has accumulated a variety of meanings through the centuries, and the history of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, mainly literature and film.

The second analytical chapter focuses on Tarkovsky's film "Andrei Rublev" (1966), its historical context and narrative, and presents a substantially new reading of key scenes - especially the epilogue which shows details of several icons by S:t Andrei Rublev. The chapter also includes an introduction to icons and a short biography of S:t Andrei Rublev, in order to be able to relate the film to traditions in Russian art, aesthetics and intellectual history.

Apart from the analytical chapters by Christo Burman mentioned above, the book contains Tarkovsky's essay on the Apocalypse from the 1984 lecture in St James's Church, London, an interview with the director on the subject of religion and belief (previously published in "Nytt Liv" 1985), a detailed filmography and the largest Swedish bibliography to date of material on Andrei Tarkovsky.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Atrium, 2010. p. 253 Edition: 1
Keywords
Andrei Tarkovsky, Apocalypse, Eschatology, Book of Revelation, doomsday, biography, film, censorship, film aesthetics, exegetics, Andrei Rublev, icons, Early Christian Art, Russian Orthodox Church, Andrej Tarkovskij, apokalyps, eskatologi, Uppenbarelseboken, domedag, biografi, film, censur, filmestetik, exegetik, Andrej Rubljov, ikoner, tidigkristen konst, ryska ortodoxa kyrkan
National Category
Studies on Film General Literature Studies Art History Religious Studies Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
History Of Art; Literature; History Of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36283 (URN)978-91-86095-12-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-09-27 Created: 2010-09-27 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Burman, C. (2010). I teatralitetens brännvidd: Om Ingmar Bergmans filmkonst. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Atrium Förlag
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2010 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
In the focal range of theatricality : On the film art of Ingmar Bergman
Abstract [en]

The aim of this dissertation is to discuss and exemplify the use of theatre and theatricality in the film aesthetics of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007). The main primary material of the study consists of a selection of Bergman’s films: the nine commercials made for Bris soap (1951-1953) and the feature films Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), The Magician (1958), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1963), The Silence (1963), Persona (1966), The Ritual (1969), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Fanny and Alexander (1983) and Saraband (2003). The dissertation also includes several other examples from Bergman’s rich intermedial oeuvre, and features theatre, film, radio and television productions. The interart approach is also applied on material from the Ingmar Bergman archives and to the author’s unique interviews that were carried out with Bergman in the fall of 2004 (some of his last interviews).

After an introduction in the first chapter, the second chapter discusses the history, aesthetics and terminology of theatricality. The term has accumulated an extraordinary variety of meanings, making it denote everything from an act to excess in the broadest possible sense, from a style to a semiotic system and from a medium to a message. In this dissertation theatricality is seen as a reference to a performance that is directed outwards; an act of showing, which reveals the relationship between the medium and the observer. A prerequisite for this is that the object is manifested with a parallel consciousness of the observer’s gaze, which is used as a part of the staging, thereby involving the observer in the work while making her realize that the author is aware of her gaze. This self-consciousness is illustrated in the three following analytical chapters.

The third chapter looks at the depiction and use of space, framing and long shot-composition, reveries, character entrances, movement and tracking shots in Bergman’s films.

The main foci of the fourth chapter are masks and Bergman’s famous close-ups, where the emphasis lies on the importance of the actor. In scenes where Bergman lets the actor face and speak directly into the camera, theatricality is characterized by oscillation; that is, it forms an act of showing that breaks the cinematic illusion, while simultaneously involving the observer in the film. The chapter also examines the use of photographs in Bergman’s films.

The fifth chapter focuses on some of the meta-aspects created by Bergman’s theatrical film aesthetics, for instance when the characters in the films visit theatres. The chapter also analyzes the play-within-the play structure of Bergman’s works and the "indirect" address from Bergman in his films, which is accomplished through the intervention of his voice and cameo appearances.

The sixth and last chapter of this dissertation consists of a brief summary and conclusions on the subject of cinematic style that show how ideas concerning theatricality have been a part of Ingmar Bergman’s film art.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Atrium Förlag, 2010. p. 367
Keywords
Ingmar Bergman, film style and aesthetics, theatricality, theatre, intermediality, interartiality, gaze, framing, acting, tracking shot, mask, close-up, photography, commercial, biographical legend, cameo appearance, phenomenology, hermeneutics, verfremdung, theatrum mundi, Ingmar Bergman, filmstil, estetik, teatralitet, teater, intermedialitet, interartialitet, blick, ram, skådespeleri, kameraåkning, mask, närbild, fotografi, reklamfilm, biografisk legend, cameo-framträdande, fenomenologi, hermeneutik, verfremdung, theatrum mundi
National Category
General Literature Studies Studies on Film Performing Art Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31972 (URN)978-91-86095-08-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2010-03-26, Humanisthuset, Hörsal F, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 13:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note
Fr o m 2010-03-22 är det möjligt att smygläsa några sidor ur avhandlingen på förlagets hemsida http://www.atriumforlag.se.Available from: 2010-03-05 Created: 2010-02-25 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Burman, C. (2010). På spaning efter den populärkulturelle Bergman: Om att vända på bilden av en filmskapare. Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, 19(4), 2-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>På spaning efter den populärkulturelle Bergman: Om att vända på bilden av en filmskapare
2010 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 2-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ingmar Bergman’s name is virtually synonymous with intellectual European films and high culture but lately scholars have been trying to show that Bergman worked in a variety of fields, including popular culture, and that his work often was commercial, popular and more easily accessible than his auteur image would suggest. This article explores some of the soap commercials that Bergman made in the early 1950s, which still remain a little known part of his oeuvre. The focus also lies on the publication of Bergman’s scripts as serial “filmnovels” in the weekly women’s magazine Allers Familjejournal (1959–1967) and on the transformation of the image of Bergman by his popular later works Scenes from a Marriage (1973) and Fanny and Alexander (1982) and through famous images that reappear throughout the spectrum of popular culture, most notably the image of Death from The Seventh Seal (1957).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv vid Umeå universitet, 2010
Keywords
Ingmar Bergman, high culture, popular culture, commercial, women’s magazine, soap opera
National Category
Studies on Film General Literature Studies Media and Communications
Research subject
Literature; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38455 (URN)
Note
Titel på engelska: In Search of the Bergman of Pop Culture:Reevaluating the Image of a FilmmakerAvailable from: 2010-12-15 Created: 2010-12-15 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Burman, C. (2009). Teaterhistoria III: Ny Svensk Teaterhistoria. Band 3: 1900-talets teater [Review]. Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap (2), 92-93
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaterhistoria III: Ny Svensk Teaterhistoria. Band 3: 1900-talets teater
2009 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 2, p. 92-93Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies Performing Art Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30384 (URN)
Available from: 2009-12-21 Created: 2009-12-21 Last updated: 2018-06-08
Burman, C. (2005). Osynligheten tar vid där ruinerna slutar. In: À Derrida x 13 (pp. S. 59-63). Institutionen för konstvetenskap, Umeå universitet: Umeå
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2005 (Swedish)In: À Derrida x 13, Institutionen för konstvetenskap, Umeå universitet: Umeå , 2005, p. S. 59-63Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för konstvetenskap, Umeå universitet: Umeå, 2005
Keywords
"San Galgano", "Jacques Derrida", "Andrej Tarkovskij", "Kyrka", "Kloster", "Ruin"
National Category
Art History Studies on Film Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Philosophy Architectural Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16687 (URN)ISBN 91-7305-884-X (ISBN)
Available from: 2007-10-09 Created: 2007-10-09 Last updated: 2018-06-09
Lotman, J. M. (2005). S:t Petersburgs symbolik och stadssemiotikens problem. Dept. of History and Theory of Art, Umeå University, Umeå
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2005 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dept. of History and Theory of Art, Umeå University, Umeå, 2005. p. 41
Series
Essay, ISSN 1650-4631 ; 5
National Category
Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-15715 (URN)91-7305-859-9 (ISBN)
Note

Översättning av Lotman, Jurij Michajlovic, (1922-1993) "Simbolika Peterburga i problemy semiotiki goroda".

Available from: 2007-08-02 Created: 2007-08-02 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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