Tikhonova O.V. Literary Character and Melodiousness of I. Bergman’s “Scenes from a Marriage”
The 1973 movie cycle is part of Bergman’s works of the 1960–1970s united by the overall theme of close people’s relationships, everyday family life and love challenges. This paper emphasizes the gender aspect and the duet structure of Bergman’s film text, as well as the basic techniques of the film language, its literary character and melodiousness clearly manifested in the material. The author suggests a connection with the principles of the sonata form. The film manifests influence of the aesthetics and practice of the socio-psychological ‘New Drama’ which Bergman repeatedly addressed in his theatrical activities. It also displays Strindberg’s flash fixion themes.