“Existing on the precipice of dreams and reality informs Bergman’s cinema.”
Several writers talk about their writing process as almost a kind of lucid dreaming, which makes sense, because a movie is basically a kind of a guided dream. I have the distinct feeling of having awoken out of a dream when a movie ends and the credits roll. If dreams exist as a kind of psychological re-organizing of thoughts, memory and emotion, does cinema serve a similar purpose?
Do your dreams inform your screenwriting? Where does your inspiration come from?
Below is a great video essay on Swedish director Ingmar Bergman’s filmmaking style from our friends at The Criterion Collection.
For more inspiration, see our post 50 Inspirational Screenwriting Quotes