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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Find some kind of beauty. Published May 1st by Green Integer first published January 1st Topics Film books Nicholas Lezard’s choice.

Some might rely on what comes from elsewhere cool soundtracks. Dialogic cinema is not merely a visual artform in which the audience needs to expend all their faculties in suspending their disbelief in order to find the product palatable.

This is a rather odd book.

Through this accumulation of opinions, questions and insights, Bresson reveals his interest in the use of silence and sound, the effects mainly bad of the theatric mindset on the cinema, the uses of models his term versus actors, and other facets of the art he practiced so notably. Au Hazard Balthazar is utter dreck and I’ve yet to sit through all of Pickpocket without turning it off.

The whole thing’s cimematographer French, very Zen, stressing silence, intuition, economy. In contrast, the French director Jacques Tati did the opposite: The closest we can get to seeing how something really happened, not just how we colored it.


Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson

Two types of film: I find it difficult to believe that any thing is all true or all false, if it is emotions. I love this wavelength, “secret desires” idea of Bresson’s. Not surprisingly, these acute reflections will not only sharpen a filmmaker’s sensibility but that of any artist in any medium. In short notes, using the fewest possible words, Bresson offers pointed, precise koans on his aesthetic and “method”, which This book is a very spare and tight gem – ideal for both the c Noise, music, and silence.

Your genius is not in the counterfeiting of nature actors, setsbut in your way of choosing and co-coordinating bits taken directly from it cinemstographer machines.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I wish that I could speak French. That’s what makes the best writing in any medium for me.

Robert Bresson “Notes On Cinematography” Part Two

I’m not sure if I agree with Bresson on true and false, or on music. When you do n Ahhhhh, yes!!: It is to tie new relationships between persons and things which are, and as they are. I really, really, really wanted to glean so 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.


With that said, it’s only pretentious in 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.

Cinematographic film, where the images, like the words in a dictionary, have no power and value except through their position and relation. Kind of difficult to comprehend at times. Written in a way to match his style, spare and austere, these thoughts of his are honestly helpful even outside of film.

Any Oprah memoirist might be jealous of fodder from my family history, but it is really same old.

Notes on the Cinematographer

Notes on the Cinematograph, by Robert Bresson. I’d never been able to put into words the difference between theatre and cinema.

He is often referred to as the most highly regarded French cinematograpner after Jean Renoir. View all 6 comments. It is a powerful modifier and even destroyer of the real, like alcohol or dope. 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.