Notes on the Cinematographer has ratings and reviews. Mariel said: Robert Bresson Notes on the Cinematographer is my philosophy book or self-he. Notes on the Cinematographer is a book by the French filmmaker Robert Bresson. It collects Bresson’s reflections on cinema written as short aphorisms. Notes on. Cinematography. Robert Bresson. Translated by Jonathan Griffin. Urizen Books As will become clear, “cinematography” for Bresson has the special.

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However, to me his later color films are his most astonishing achievements – chiefly A Gentle Creature, Lancelot of the Lake, and above all the Devil, Probably. The closest we’ll ever get to seeing in someone else’s brains. Actors are called “models” — and they should be unrecognizable conveyors of volitionless expression, or something like that. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration.

Sep 16, Osbert rated it really liked it. Notes on the Cinematograph. That something that is wholly another, even if it is alike. I’m probably like Good Charlotte when they name their brilliant beyond brilliant influences. It’s a book about film that doesn’t talk about any films. It’s unclear if Bresson lost his Chrisitan faith as he got older. The real is not dramatic.

Notes on the Cinematograph by Robert Bresson review – the art of film

The closest we can get to seeing how something really happened, not just how we colored it. It is a matter of botes of and artistic choice.


I’ve gotta do it myself to get it sometimes. I’d love to live in that book shop with Manny and Bernard. I wish that I could speak French. This book is a very spare and tight gem – ideal for both the casual movie fan and the dedicated student of film.

Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence.

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Preview — Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson. Oct 03, Mariel rated it it was amazing Cinematograpuer it for: I believe that something can be both true and false. Paperbackpages. The only thing these films ask is that one share a fraction of Bresson’s single-minded concern for the souls of young people whose innocence causes them to fail at the cruel, irrevocable task of adulthood.

And that’s where the writing comes in. Ideas to keep in mind while watching his films — I’ve only seen one a few years ago and now hardly remember it.

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The most ordinary word, when put in its place, suddenly acquires brilliance. Loading comments… Trouble loading? A system does not regulate everything.

Not to spread out. I wanna go elsewhere. Jul 25, Justin rated it liked it. May 09, Lee rated it nresson liked it. Quotes from Notes on the Cine After spending lots of efforts on different takes to get everything as perfect as can be cinemarographer decided to try just one take for his singing. I’m inclined cinemagographer agree Bresson was the greatest film director of all time, maybe the one true auteur in the history of cinema.


Bresson isn’t quite “New Wave”–he began making his pieces a bit earlier and rather than developing an instantly recognizable “style” like Godard or Fellinihe developed the approach outlined here that resulted in movies that superficially may seem quite different but bear a deeply personal stamp. And the acting and the pretending and the making stuff out of everything and out of nothing.

Meditations on film-making by one of the masters of the moving image. Pretty useless restrictions, I thought what did any of it have to do with telling a hte story? Respect man’s nature without wishing it was more palpable than it is. Because you do not have to imitate, like painters, sculptors, novelists, the appearance of persons and objects machines do that for youyour creation or invention confines itself to the ties you knot between the various bits of reality vresson.

It’s also why I have such a bad staring problem.