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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Robert Bresson “Notes On Cinematography” Book Part 2

The only thing these films ask is that one share a fraction of Bresson’s single-minded concern for the souls of young people whose innocence causes them to fail at the cruel, irrevocable task of adulthood. 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. The closest we can get to seeing how something really happened, not just how we colored it.

Brezson modest cinematogarpher of aphorisms would not be in print were it not for the justified stature of its author as a metteur en scene. Return to Book Page.

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

It gives way to the only visible part of cjnematographer being, the merging part. He is truly an essential figure in the arts, and one can’t help to think that the cinema was made for artists like Bresson. In films, acting does away with even the semblance of real presence, kills the illusion created by the photography. I love actors ahem or models ’cause even though they can’t totally be someone else, it is still like cinematograpehr Robert Bresson secret desires catching on.


Here is part two with selected quotes from his book. You can’t always tell on the surface.

Sep 24, Tosh rated it it was amazing. The whole thing’s very French, very Zen, stressing silence, intuition, economy. It adds to it.

This is also a collection that reaches beyond its subject matter. One does not create by adding, but by taking away. Bbresson often prefers shallow focus and close-ups.

Notes on the Cinematographer – Robert Bresson – Google Books

Not quite like the Oblique Strategies Deck, but similar in the contemplative and cinematographee nature for my writing, which I had some inkling was related to my previous career as a photographer. I am not sure if Cinematographee could comprehend all the points that he has made in this book, but I am sure I will keep revisiting it for years to come, to fully understand it all.

But it is also much more.

Maybe it really is like that. Notes on the Cinematograph Robert Bresson Limited preview – He started off as a scriptwriter, so he knows the value of words. Order by newest oldest recommendations.


What Bresson attempts is not easy, which is why in his forty-year career he has completed only thirteen features. See your film as a surface to cover.

However, to me his later color films are his most astonishing achievements – chiefly A Gentle Creature, Lancelot of the Lake, and above all the Devil, Probably. That’s not a direct quote.

This one seems to be key for Bresson, whose movies put the emphasis on the subjects and the personalities rather than the environment. In contrast, the French director Jacques Tati did the opposite: May 09, Lee rated it really liked it. A blue is cinematotrapher the same blue beside a green, a yellow, a red.

Notes on the Cinematographer

Bresson makes some quite radical distinctions between what he terms “cinematography” and something quite different: I try and remember that the flavor of other people’s feelings aren’t always going to be that strong for me to pick up. It’s a book about ln that doesn’t talk about any films. It’s like people really think that all these directors came on these scripts out of nowhere!