Notes sur le cinematographe (Folio) (English and French Edition) [Robert Bresson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Bresson. Notes on the Cinematographer is a book by the French filmmaker Robert Bresson. Original title, Notes sur le cinématographe Robert Bresson. Notes on the Cinematographer has ratings and reviews. Mariel said: Robert Bresson Notes on the Cinematographer is my philosophy book or self-he.

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Order by newest oldest recommendations. I’m rendered with no choice than to respectfully disagree. Bresson is awesome but I don’t know how the story is narrated because, alas, it is only in French.

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Written in a way to match his style, spare and austere, these thoughts of his are honestly helpful even outside of film. Unlike many famous directors, such as Hitchcock, Ford, cinemahographe Bergman, Bresson never had a stock company of actors he used in film after film. Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence. That’s what I live for, probably This book is a very spare and tight gem – ideal for both the c Noise, music, and silence.

Not to spread out. This book is only in French.

Yet what Cooper learned from Bresson is profound. I really liked Rosettaeven if it wasn’t “officially” dogme, and love Breaking the Waves.

These are bracing, brutal works. Ideas to keep in mind while watching his films — I’ve only seen one a few years ago and now hardly remember it. Through this accumulation of opinions, questions and insights, Bresson reveals his interest in the use of silence and sound, the effects mainly bad of the theatric mindset on the cinema, the uses of models his term versus actors, and other facets cinekatographe the art he practiced so notably.


There is also the choice of the bits. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Not to attempt a review when the reading is enough. Not to mention Serge Gainsbourg would be like sex after just masturbating. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Among the hundreds of notes contained therein, cinemagographe are my top 10 favorites: Metaphorically valuable for those not m Collection of insights into making movies, an art Bresson calls “cinematography,” not to be confused with what’s commonly called cinematography or cinema.

The sole purpose of Bressonian film is the frame, the model, the action as opposed to the actor. Oct 07, Rodney rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even if they aren’t real. One does not create by adding, but by taking away.

Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson

The Year of the Animal in France. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In a mixture of true and false, the true brings out the false, the false hinders sru in the true.

I don’t make things so much as try to get by and live better by living elsewhere as in outside of me. These are the three constants in Bresson’s aural cinematic universe, notws silence was the most prized tool in his cinematographer’s toolbox.

Just like his ultimate masterpiece, Four nights of a dreamer, should be available on dvd! Don’t have an account? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Bresson’s favorite authors were Pascal cinfmatographe Dostoevsky. I’m not sure if I agree with Bresson on true and false, or on music. These two statements should be tattooed on the hands of every aspirant film-maker, and not just aspirant ones, come to think of it.


What the cinematographer captures with his or her bersson resources cannot be what the theater, the novel, painting capture with theirs.

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I guess Bresson would have seen eye to eye with them on the music, at least. He motes off as a scriptwriter, so he knows the value of words. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Collection of insights into making movies, an art Bresson calls “cinematography,” not to be confused with bresaon commonly called cinematography or cinema. Some interesting observations but I can’t help but feel Bresson is convinced by his observations as ‘truth’ like many artists.