About the text
This text was untitled. 'The Hotel' were the first words written in the manuscript, hence the title. Only the first scene is set in a hotel room. Right from the onset, we see the recurrence of one of Bergman's favourite metaphors:
She allows her robe to drop to the floor and takes a step towards the mirror. Mick watches her in silence, an unnoticed player in the room. Her naked body shimmers, mysteriously magnified in the twilight. The woman is transformed, a powerfully surreal being standing before the mirror absorbed in self-reflection.
 p. ; 20 x 19 cm
Spiral notepad. Dated "13.11.57-27.3.59". On cover: "Ingmar Bergman. The Devil's Eye, Diary, The Magician, the epiphany of Gilli".