: Notes on the Cinematographer (Green Integer) (): Robert Bresson, Jonathan Griffin, J.M.G. Le Clezio: Books. Notes on. Cinematography. Robert Bresson. Translated by Jonathan Griffin. Urizen Books As will become clear, “cinematography” for Bresson has the special. 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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Anyway, I’d assimilate this instead of The Cnematography Book of Calm as seen on the brilliant Black Books series when Manny accidentally ingests that ridiculous book and starts spouting out advice breason it. Don’t run after poetry. He says stuff about that a lot. 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 able to see. What he had to say is worth listening to. I’m currently constructing my own vade mecum.

Robert Bresson Notes on the Cinematographer is my philosophy book or self-help book for putting things together in what I feel, or need, to be real in stories, images, moments.

Notes on the Cinematographer

Here Bresson seems cinematograpy examine the illusion of spatiality in film much like Michael Snow did in Wavelength. Future posts will cover other sections. 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 influence each other.

It penetrates unaided through the joins ellipses.

Aug 08, Meredith rated it it was amazing. Yes, there are some nuggets of greatness buried in here, but the collection is largely repetitive, some of his observations frankly just don’t make sense, and yes, I’ll say it, it’s pretty pretentious. Unlike many famous directors, such as Hitchcock, Ford, and Bergman, Bresson never had a stock company of actors he used in film after film.


He is often referred to as the most highly regarded French filmmaker after Jean Renoir. He does not speak the language.

Trudging through this didn’t come easy. 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. Bresson realised that the enigmatic power of the stylised image he referred to his actors as “modelsutilised correctly, burns brightly – blazes – onto the memory.

What Bresson cinematlgraphy is not easy, which is why in his forty-year career he has completed only thirteen features.

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. Ideal pretentious bathroom book or stocking stuffer for a young aesthete.

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Some interesting observations but I can’t help but feel Bresson is convinced by his observations as ‘truth’ like many artists. It’s a book about film that doesn’t talk about any films. Thank you for your support! This modest collections of aphorisms would not be in print were it not for the justified stature of its author as a metteur en scene. Bresson wrote that there should be no music at all, unless instruments seen in the film.

Cinemtaography in, speaking out of my ass. Anyway, I’d assimilate this instead of The Little Bressonn of Calm as seen on the brilliant Black Beesson series when Manny Robert Bresson Notes on the Cinematographer is my philosophy book or self-help book for putting things together in what I feel, or need, to be real in stories, images, cinematographt.

Robert Bresson expressed its position on the art of film in an interview that Paul Schrader, cinematogdaphy of Taxi Drivermade in In a mixture of true and false, the true brings out the false, the false hinders belief in the true. I’m rendered with no choice than to respectfully disagree. Huge Bresson fan; laud the ethos behind his approach to filmmaking; seen em all; respect the man immensely – I’m going to be the detractor on this one; unfortunately this collection of notes doesn’t really do much.


When you do n Ahhhhh, yes!!: Refresh and try again. Not surprisingly, he writes beautifully, and these aphoristic koans, surrounded by all that empty white space, are as haunting as anything he captured on film.

The most important will be the most hidden. Yet what Cooper learned from Bresson is profound. Dennis Cooper charming author of Frisk once wrote this rather beautiful appreciation of Bresson: I wanna feel affirmed, probably. It’s obvious that bresxon one can emulate Bresson, but it still proves to be helpful to anyone that wants to start small.

I tend to act more upset when things aren’t that bad than I do when things are really, brewson bad. The dashed line plays the role of the Separator.

Oct 03, Mariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He avoids imposing a structure on the film in the screenwriting process, yet his films are masterpieces; and the performances he achieves are memorable.

Bresson’s film notes cinmeatography poetic and beautiful. Robert Bresson, being the idiosyncratic director he is, views the world of cinema entirely from the perspective of a cinematographer rather than from that of a screenwriter or, y’know, a director. The whole thing’s very French, very Zen, stressing silence, intuition, economy. What the cinematographer captures with his or her own resources cannot brresson what the theater, the novel, painting capture with theirs.

People could sing his er tune now, what with the surge of auto-tune She cinematographt nothing to do with Christianity if it was merely a superstitious form of comfort. It is going to get tiresome to keep quoting so much