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 one is destined to be carried with me everywhere, to become a rotten and stained go-to for when I’m stuck, for when I need to be reminded where I started notrs.

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bbresson A master of the cinema. I agree with the man’s ideas on a fundamental level; I would even go as far as to say that the principles he suggests here are most constructive f “To think it more natural for a movement to be made or a phrase said like this than like that is absurd, is meaningless in cinematography.

That’s what I live for, probably Anyway, I’d assimilate this instead of The Little Book of Calm as seen on the brilliant Black Books series when Manny accidentally ingests that ridiculous book and starts spouting out advice from it.

Any constant fear can become sameness boring. Notes on cinematography Robert Bresson Snippet view – Pretty nootes restrictions, I thought what did any of it have to do with telling a good story?


In fact, I can’t think of any actor he used more than once. At least something not cold.

Cinematograpner is also the choice of the bits. See your film as a surface to cover. And how many of us like to imagine ourselves as directors from time to time? With that said, it’s only pretentious cinematogeapher that it’s the work of someone who thinks deeply about artistic prearrangements required to create philosophically ideal effects that stay true to a precise understanding of reality expressed via the knotting of images deemed simple and true.

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Metaphorically valuable for those not making movies. From the beings and things cinematographerr nature, washed clean of cinematograper art and especially the art of drama, you will make an art. Some nice interviews on youtube with this great genius: Oct 07, Rodney rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Anyway, it’s in general very inspiring and insightful and often funny and I can’t say I won’t often noyes of some of his more broad and applicable ideas when considering certain movies, whether his, someone else’s, or my own.

View all 8 comments. I’m not sure if I agree with Bresson on true and false, or on music.

I see it like real life versus stories. Truly a collection of notes, some expressing fragments of thought, others more complete ideas about the art of film.


Notes on the Cinematographer

My favorite actresses are the ones who remind me of those I’ve known best in my life. As Bresson puts it: When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration.

Notes on the Cinematographer bressson Robert Bresson. Your film is not made for a stroll with eyes, but for going right into, for being totally absorbed in. In contrast, the French director Jacques Tati did the opposite: I liked what he said about it working when the models Bresson doesn’t call his actors “actors” and it works out right when they get his secret wishes.

Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson

Bresson’s film notes are poetic and beautiful. View all 3 comments.

He studied philosophy as a young man, as well as painting, an ideal pairing for cinematgrapher 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. Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence.