Notes sur le cinematographe (Folio) (English and French Edition) [Robert Bresson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Bresson. Notes on the Cinematographer is a book by the French filmmaker Robert Bresson. Original title, Notes sur le cinématographe Robert Bresson. 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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Bresson’s film notes are poetic and beautiful. That’s not a direct quote. Return to Book Page. Pretty useless restrictions, I thought what did any of it have to do with telling a good story? Order by newest oldest recommendations. Not to mention Serge Gainsbourg would be like sex after just masturbating. Amazon Second Chance Pass brresson on, trade it in, give it a second life. He studied philosophy as a young man, as well as painting, an ideal pairing for the contemplative, ascetic cinema of Diary of a Country PriestPickpocket and A Man Escaped — all from the s, when the bulk of these notes were written.

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Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson

I too am holding my breath for the English Bresson par Bresson. Not to attempt a review when the reading is enough. I love actors ahem or models ’cause even though they can’t totally be someone else, it is still like that Robert Bresson secret desires catching on.

It’s not for me. He says stuff about that a lot. View all 3 comments. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Notes on the Cinematograph, by Robert Bresson. Most users should sign in with their email address. How come Charlie Kaufman is one of the only screenwriters given credit?


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. That something that is wholly another, even if it is alike. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I can recognize and get into the patterns.

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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. Trudging through this didn’t come easy. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. This book is probably even better. It gives way to the only visible part of the being, the merging part. Bresson is awesome but I don’t know how the story is narrated because, alas, it is only in French.

At least something not cold. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That’s what I live for, probably Also it’s just really breezy–the amount of time between when I started the book and when I “finished” it is substantial in terms of when I literally started and stopped but it only took like three actual sittings to read the whole thing cover to cover Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Cinematography is writing with images in movement and with sounds. I don’t think he ever listened to much music later than Bach.

My Top 10 Favorite Notes in Bresson’s Notes on the Cinematographer

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 formula, the technique, doesn’t work. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.


Quotes from Notes on the Cine Oct 07, Rodney rated it it was amazing Shelves: The different edges of those things are what I look for.

It’s more like the flow of life captured by the director’s diving rods of camera and tape recorder. Blaz Kutin October 31st, at 1: My favorite actresses are the ones who remind me of those I’ve known best in my life.

Jun 30, Aditya Watts rated it liked it Shelves: I tend to act more upset when things aren’t that bad than I do when things are really, really bad. I’m rendered with no choice than cinematogralhe respectfully disagree.

Yet what Cooper learned from Bresson is profound. There is a lot of silence in his films, and yet this very stillness draws in the viewer.

Fear a good one that you could lf sustain. Share your thoughts with other customers. Anyway, it’s in general very inspiring and insightful and often funny and I can’t say I won’t often think of some of his more broad and applicable ideas when considering certain movies, whether his, someone else’s, or my own.

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