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RIP Gunnar Fischer: Great Stills by Ingmar Bergman’s Cinematographer

You may not know the name Gunnar Fischer, but if you’re a film buff, chances are you’ve appreciated his work. The cinematographer, who died in Stockholm this week at 100, was Ingmar Bergman’s director of photography between 1948 and 1960 — meaning he was behind the camera for some of Bergman’s best movies, including Smiles of a Summer Night, Wild Strawberries, and The Seventh Seal. As Movieline points out, Fischer is less widely praised than Bergman’s next cinematographer, Sven Nykvist. But Fischer’s often shadowy, psychologically rich images deserve to be celebrated. In his honor, we’ve collected some of our favorite stills from his collaboration with Bergman.


Port of Call, 1948

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