Berg·​man·​esque ˌbərg-mə-ˈnesk How to pronounce Bergmanesque (audio)
: of, relating to, or resembling the work of Swedish film and theater director Ingmar Bergman
… the film ends with an effusive Bergmanesque tribute to illusion.David Denby, New York Magazine, 30 Mar. 1992
Had director Don Siegel decided to reject the conventions of western narrative and allowed Wayne to survive the pell-mell shot in the back after he had killed his three adversaries, the film might have become a truly Bergmanesque dirge in dealing with the death of a legend.Aaron Sultanik, Film, A Modern Art, 1986

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Bergmanesque was in 1957

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“Bergmanesque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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