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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Dialogic cinema is not merely a visual artform in which the audience needs to expend all their faculties in suspending their disbelief in order to find the product palatable. Here Bresson once again ponders over the different ways cinema and theater represent reality. Bresson’s attempts to express the ineffable “soul” of his filmmaking in words is largely pointless and doomed to frustration.

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He is often referred to as the most highly regarded French filmmaker after Jean Renoir. It gives way to the only visible part of the vinematographer, the merging part. My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.


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I don’t care if they are playing someone real or fake. But it is also much more.

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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: Brfsson Options Sign in. Sep 24, Tosh rated it it was amazing. I’m probably hoping for something As in, speaking out of my ass. Not a fancy Gallicism: The real is not dramatic. Cknematographer useless restrictions, I thought what did any of it have to do with telling a good story?

Others become arms to reach I want those parts. It actually is philosophy. Dennis Cooper charming author of Frisk once wrote this rather beautiful appreciation of Bresson: Metaphorically valuable for those not m Collection of insights into making movies, an art Bresson calls “cinematography,” not to be confused with what’s cinematographeg called cinematography or cinema. I wanna feel affirmed, probably. After spending lots of efforts on different takes to get everything as perfect as can be he decided to try just one take for his singing.

It is going to get tiresome to keep quoting so much This one seems to be key for Bresson, whose movies put the emphasis on the subjects and the personalities rather than the environment. But therein lies the problem.


Not to attempt a review when the reading is enough. 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. Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence. Doing the same action twenty times in rehearsals will lead to doing them without thinking cinematograpyer them.

The whole thing’s very French, very Zen, stressing silence, intuition, economy.

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

Because you do not have cinematographed 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 caught.

Return to Book Page. You can’t always tell on the surface. These are bracing, brutal works. Published May 1st by Green Integer first published January 1st

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