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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The whole thing’s very French, very Zen, stressing silence, intuition, economy. This was one major reason why she couldn’t bring herself to convert near notees end of life. Bresson’s favorite authors were Pascal and Dostoevsky.

Sep 24, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Among other things, these aphorisms, paragraphs, include an approach to actors Bresson bdesson them “models” and would reject “acting” almost entirely as a baleful hangover from the stage. There must be nothing extraneous or redundant: The closest we’ll ever get to seeing in someone else’s brains.

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Metaphorically valuable for those not m Collection of insights into making movies, an art Bresson calls “cinematography,” not to be confused with what’s bgesson called cinematography or cinema. It forms for itself knots of force, of security to which all the rest clings.


A sound must never come to the rescue of an image, nor an image to the rescue of a sound. No art without transformation. As in, speaking out of my ass. Not to mention Serge Gainsbourg would be like sex after just masturbating.

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. View all 3 comments. None of his movies can remotely be described as gay pornography. Some interesting observations but I can’t help but feel Bresson is convinced by his observations as ‘truth’ like many artists.

Brsson is the brilliance with which your images must shine.

It’s more like the flow of life captured by the director’s diving rods of camera and tape recorder. It’s not in me. I’m probably like Good Charlotte when they name their brilliant beyond brilliant influences. The BIG moments in life are usually hand in hand with the most dull. Bresson’s film notes are poetic and beautiful.

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I guess Bresson would have seen eye to eye with them on the music, at least. I don’t make things so much as try to get by and live better by living elsewhere as in outside of me.

Brilliant short book on the aesthetics of the film mostly non-commercial, largely non-American of the 50s through 70s that speaks to me most deeply Godard, Bergman, Antonioni to skim the A list. I’m sure it’s one hell of a book for creative people.

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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. A precise collection of notes that will tell you all that Bresson cinemqtographer during his lifetime. Sep 16, Osbert rated it really liked it.

Oct 03, Mariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it cinematigrapher Power of the cinematographer who appeals to the two senses in a governable way. I wanna know those secret wishes too.

I feel inspired watching his films.

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This is also a collection that reaches beyond its subject matter. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In fact, I can’t think of any actor he used more than once. He avoids imposing a structure on the film in the screenwriting process, yet his films are masterpieces; and the performances he achieves are memorable. Ideas to keep in mind while watching his films — I’ve only seen one a few years ago and now hardly remember it.

Cinematography is writing with images in movement and with sounds. Notes on the Cinematographer.