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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Sep 16, Osbert rated it really liked it. Your genius is not in the counterfeiting of nature actors, setsbut in your way of choosing and co-coordinating bits taken directly from it by machines.

The real is not cinematogrwphe. I tend to act more upset when things aren’t that bad than I do when things are really, really bad. Notify me of new comments via email. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. And how many of us like to imagine ourselves as directors from time to time?

Mar 02, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. I personally abhor manifestos or any attempts at rule making in art.

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

Displaying everything condemns cinematographw to cliche, obliges it to display things as everyone is in the habit of seeing them. Robert Bresson is one of my all-time favorite filmmakers – and this book doesn’t take away the man’s mysterious powers of the cinema. The cinematographf we can get to seeing how something really happened, not just how we colored it. Unfortunately, I think like pulling from the toppermost of my mental soils, seldom going down to the roots or allowing for future harvests.


Bresson loathes the theatre and anything that pertains to acting or any attempt to feign realism. 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.

Book by Bresson, Robert. Oct 07, Rodney rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe when the fattest one is tired of Nicole Ritchie beating up on him he could tell me about all that I’m missing!

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 8 comments. I like to look for little signs, read between the lines Not to attempt a review when the reading is enough.

Not to use two violins when one is enough. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Eustache Deschamps, ca — Bresson is awesome but I don’t know how the story is narrated because, alas, it is only in French. The most important will be the most hidden.

Respect man’s nature without wishing it was more palpable than it is. Among other things, these aphorisms, paragraphs, include an approach to actors Bresson calls them “models” and would reject “acting” almost entirely as a baleful hangover from the stage.

Sep 24, Tosh rated it it was amazing. My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.


Don’t have an account? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Notew Subscription cinemztographe and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Among the hundreds of notes contained therein, here are my top 10 favorites: Notes on the Cinematographer Green Integer.

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Doing the same action twenty times in rehearsals will lead to doing them without thinking about them. Notes on the Cinematographer can be purchased from amazon. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. 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.

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. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Excerpts, pictures and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Michael Glover Smith and whitecitycinema.

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.