cover image The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

Ingmar Bergman. Penguin Books, $14.95 (336pp) ISBN 978-0-14-010469-1

Director Bergman's memoir explores his relations with his parents and older brother, his introduction to the theater, his successes and failures and his decision to stop making films. ``A reader's disappointment over the paltry detail and characterization of Bergman's wives, children and lovers--and of his films--is somewhat dissipated by the inclusion of numerous anecdotes about Chaplin, Garbo, Karajan, Olivier and especially Ingrid Bergman,'' reported PW. Photos. (Nov.)