Nowadays, it seems like Broadway impresarios have embraced wholeheartedly the notion of turning hit movies into theatrical productions, having adapted everything from Beauty and the Beast and The Producers to High Fidelity and Hairspray for the stage. But before this had become such a common practice, the great Stephen Sondheim penned A Little Night Music, which was inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night, the source of last week’s quote. But Smiles is no Broadway trivia question, as any cinephile worth his salt can attest. Rather, it’s the master’s first full-on masterpiece, a film that helped to cement his reputation as a cinematic titan. More than half a century later, it’s still great- lighter in tone than most of Bergman’s work, but still plenty substantial, and boasting a cast that includes Bergman favorites Gunnar Björnstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, and Harriet Andersson, who delivers the film’s final line. Congrats to those who got it.
Here’s this week’s quote:
“And if you look, you will not find me.”
Name the film. Remember, submit your guesses to this e-Mail address no later than 11:59 PM Eastern on Wednesday. Good luck!