Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote

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CONTENTS

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pp. ix-x

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. xi-xii

...This book was long in the writing, which means that the number of people and institutions to whom thanks are owed increased incrementally into a long list. Inevitably I will forget someone, for which...

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INTRODUCTION: Without a You, No I: Cinematic Self-Projection

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pp. 1-34

...emblazoned across the boy’s face, it is time to get up and leave the theater. But the boy has stopped in his tracks and seems to regard us from that “other side,” the place where fiction lives, as if it were possible to cross through the screen...

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1. The Director’s Body

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pp. 35-68

...words, that “‘no one is in charge,’ and we sense that a rootless, inhuman power of vision is wandering the world. At this juncture as at perhaps no other,” she writes, “all our traditional verbal humanism...

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2. The Director Plays Director

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pp. 69-98

...Bergman, like Ekerot, is in costume: he wears his favored beret, a kind of self-dramatizing (self-ironizing?) little nod to the culture that acknowledges his status as artist(e). Such photographs offer support...

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3. Actor, Avatar

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pp. 99-140

...mind, narrating it to the boy as he sees it unfold: “A door flies open. No, first a scream, a hair-raising scream, goes through the house . . .” And on the soundtrack we hear the scream, and in...

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4. Self-Projection and the Cinematic Apparatus

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pp. 141-174

...as an extension of photographic technology, makes the absent present—the ghosts of the long-dead walk before us in the dark theater—even as it withholds actual embodied presence, separates the image and the voice from the body that produced...

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CONCLUSION: The Eye/I of the Auteur

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pp. 175-182

...Two women are placed in a kind of (metaphorical) isolation chamber in which one speaks and the other does not, in which the pressure on their relationship builds until it seems...

NOTES

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pp. 183-194

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 195-202

FILMOGRAPHY

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pp. 203-206

INDEX

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pp. 207-214

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About the Author

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...Linda Haverty Rugg is professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Picturing Ourselves: Photography and Autobiography...