Ingmar Bergman. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

Ingmar Bergman & Sven Nykvist

Sometimes a topic is appearing and is repeating itself for random and it is what has happened in this blog with texts that relate the filming of a movie to the construction of a building, something that I have subtitled -do not be if with success- «Architects and filmmakers» y en el que han aparecido personas tan diferentes entre sí como René Clair, Sigfried Giedion, Amos Gitai and Viola Dana. Now I have found a text of the teacher Ingmar Bergman, the director who seemed to me in his overvalued moment, but that now I must confess that every time I like more, for example, I have just seen Dreams and it has seemed to me to be marvellous.

His text is the following one:

«If they were asking me which I would like that it was my general intention in my movies, it would answer that I want to be one of the artists of a cathedral. I want to construct the head of a dragoon, an angel, a demon – or probably a saint – of stone… I would like to interpret my part in the collective construction of the cathedral».

The religious reference seems to be obvious in someone who has characterized and studied obsessively from this point of view, but there be remembered that also Luis Buñuel compared the filming Metrópolis with the construction of a cathedral. The modest point of view of an author is interesting as Bergman, whom it would like to consider to be a part of everything, more that as the only one responsible for a movie, because of it – since already I have written in other occasions-, when it is said ” a movie of ” the certain director, an injustice is committed by the numerous professionals who have intervened in his creation, between them and not the least important, with the art director or cinematographic set designer.

Jorge Gorostiza, arquitecto. Author of the blog Arquitectura+Cine+Ciudad

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, september 2011

Jorge Gorostiza

Doctor arquitecto, proyecta y construye edificios y desarrolla trabajos de urbanismo. Desde 1990, publica numerosos artículos sobre cine y arquitectura en medios de su localidad, revistas como Nosferatu, Nickleodeon, Academia, Lateral, Cahiers du Cinema… y en varios volúmenes colectivos. Entre el 2000 y el 2005 dirige la Filmoteca Canaria. Imparte conferencias sobre arquitectura y cine en instituciones como el CAAM en Gran Canaria, la UIMP, el CENDEAC en Murcia, INCUNA en Gijón, Fundación Telefónica, la ETS de Arquitectura y el CCCB de Barcelona, las ETS de Arquitectura de La Coruña, Sevilla, Valencia y SEU madrileña, La Ciudad de la Luz en Alicante, la UNED en Pamplona, en varios colegios de arquitectos, así como en las universidades del País Vasco, Gerona, Valladolid, Málaga, Granada, SEK en Segovia y CEES de Madrid. Jurado en varios festivales cinematográficos, como los de Alcalá de Henares (2001), San Sebastián (2002), Sitges (2003), Las Palmas (2005) y Documentamadrid (2005), y comisario de las exposiciones Constructores de quimeras. (Centro Conde Duque, Madrid, 1999) y La arquitectura de los sueños (Capilla del Oidor, Alcalá de Henares, 2001).

He publicado bastantes libros y muchos artículos, he impartido conferencias, he sido comisario de exposiciones y jurado en muchísmos festivales. Si quieren saber más no duden en consultar mi blog ARQUITECTURA + CINE + CIUDAD.

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