Maybe Welles was harsh to Bergman in the past, judging by the "praise" Bergman had given Welles.
I had read this on the net some where, and I was wondering if it is legit, meaning straight from the horse's mouth so to speak??
From an interview Ingmar Bergman gave to a Swedish newspaper in 2002...
Bergman: For me he's just a hoax. It's empty. It's not interesting. It's dead. Citizen Kane, which I have a copy of - is all the critics' darling, always at the top of every poll taken, but I think it's a total bore. Above all, the performances are worthless. The amount of respect that movie's got is absolutely unbelievable.
Aghed: How about The Magnificent Ambersons?
Bergman: Nah. Also terribly boring. And I've never liked Welles as an actor, because he's not really an actor. In Hollywood you have two categories, you talk about actors and personalities. Welles was an enormous personality, but when he plays Othello, everything goes down the drain, you see, that's when he's croaks. In my eyes he's an infinitely overrated filmmaker."
Any one know what the relationship was like between Bergman and Welles?? Was it tenuous, so that is why Bergman would want to bash Welles? Or is it just a fabricated interview??
"I know a little about Orson's childhood and seriously doubt if he ever was a child."--Joseph Cotten