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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This is also a collection that cinematogrqpher beyond its subject matter. Notes on the Cinematograph Robert Bresson Limited preview – Rather than try to summarize the lyrical, introspective, improvisationa, near-Zen, vision, I’ll include a series of quotes that capture the flavor of the book: Your genius is not in the counterfeiting of nature actors, setsbut in your way of choosing and co-coordinating bits taken directly from it by machines.

He says stuff about that a lot. Others become arms to reach He is often referred to as the most highly regarded French filmmaker after Jean Renoir. It’s obvious that no one can emulate Bresson, but it still proves to be helpful In an era where excessive size and scope in films have become the norm, even with indie directors immediately jumping to direct blockbusters, it’s good to have a book like this from the father of minimalist film, Robert Bresson.

An unsoul crushingly way to look at that. Written in a way to match his style, spare and austere, these thoughts of his are honestly helpful even outside of film. I believe that something can be both true and false. From the beings and things of nature, washed clean of all art and especially the art of drama, you will make an art.


I need to have some sort of organization up there thumping my noggin right now. Every serious director should examine the various techniques of Robert Bresson but they are so hard to emulate! There is a lot of silence in his films, and yet this very stillness draws in the viewer. Any constant fear can become sameness boring.

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A master of the cinema. Not to attempt a review when the reading is enough. Bresson wrote that there should be no music at all, unless instruments seen in the film. Two types of film: Theatre—emotion, storywriting, characters—is important.

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Robert Bresson, being the idiosyncratic director he is, views the world of cinemtographer entirely from the perspective of a cinematographer rather than from that of a screenwriter or, y’know, a director.

I really, really, really wanted to glean something more out of this, but alas, no. In all of them, Bresson reflects with a craftsman’s insight on techniques and their philosophical and aesthetic implications. Not quite like the Oblique Strategies Deck, but similar in the contemplative and reflective nature for my writing, which I had some inkling was related to my previous career as a photographer.

This is one of The Books. It is a matter of style of and artistic choice. Find some kind of beauty.

Goofy and overly rigid but nonetheless essential for people like me who spend more time than maybe they should considering the ontology of movies and the various ways the mediums of the 20th century intermingle with and nootes each other. Got plenty of fiber, at least.


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May 09, Lee rated it really liked it. Bresson often prefers shallow focus and close-ups. Notes on the Cinematograph, by Robert Bresson thd 40 Aug 26, I can recognize and get into the patterns.

Jul 15, meri jokhadze rated it it was amazing. I’m currently constructing my own vade mecum.

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When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration. Books by Robert Bresson. It’s unclear if Bresson lost his Chrisitan faith as he got older.

Agony of making sure not to let slip any part of what I merely glimpse, of what I perhaps do not yet see and shall only later be breszon to see. Maybe when the fattest one is tired of Nicole Ritchie beating up on him he could tell me about all that I’m missing! This is one of the reasons why I watch so many movies. Respect man’s nature without wishing it was more palpable than it is.