: Notes on the Cinematographer (Green Integer) (): Robert Bresson, Jonathan Griffin, J.M.G. Le Clezio: Books. Notes on. Cinematography. Robert Bresson. Translated by Jonathan Griffin. Urizen Books As will become clear, “cinematography” for Bresson has the special. 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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I am not sure if I 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. The illusion of reality thus becomes dispelled, and belief in the truth of the images no longer possible. Power of the cinematographer who appeals to the two senses in a governable way. Also available as an e-book. Truly a brewson of notes, some expressing fragments of thought, others more complete ideas about the art of film.

The other is worse paywall. Ideal pretentious bathroom book or stocking stuffer for a young aesthete.

Trudging through this didn’t come brdsson. There is a lot of silence in his films, and yet cinematogfaphy very stillness draws in the viewer. I’m sure it’s one hell of a book for creative people. It’s also why I have such a bad staring problem. Ranging over topics from the inspiration behind his films, to his ideas on the use of sound, actors, editing and music, and the state of the then contemporary cinema from James Bond to the New WaveBresson describes his singular approach to filmmaking.

Unfortunately, I think like pulling from the toppermost of my mental soils, seldom going down to the roots or allowing for future harvests. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bukowskis, Bryson Photo.

Robert Bresson’s “Notes on Cinematography” Part One

This is also a collection that reaches beyond its subject matter. 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 breseon 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.


Goofy bressin overly rigid but nonetheless essential for people like me who spend more time than maybe they should considering the ontology of movies and the various ways the mediums of the 20th century intermingle with and influence each other. As in, speaking out of my ass.

That’s not a direct quote. Oct 07, Rodney rated it it was amazing Shelves: The BIG moments in life are usually hand in hand with the most dull.

Notes on the Cinematograph, by Robert Bresson. The real is not dramatic. Thank you for your support! 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. And the acting and the pretending and the making stuff out of everything and out of nothing. To develop is another matter. 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.

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. Jun 06, David M rated it really liked it. Jul 25, Justin rated it liked it. But therein lies the problem.

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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. The aim is for the film to be made of such a correlation of images, you take two images; they are neutral, but all of a sudden, next to each other, they vibrate, life enters them: How come Charlie Kaufman is one of the only screenwriters given credit?


Kind of difficult to comprehend at times. Even if they aren’t real.

Robert Bresson’s Notes on Cinematography • Cinephilia & Beyond

Rather than try to summarize the lyrical, introspective, improvisationa, near-Zen, vision, I’ll include a series of quotes that capture the flavor of the book: These two statements should be tattooed on the hands of every aspirant film-maker, and not just aspirant ones, come to think of it.

Cinema, on the other hand, pretends to be more realistic, but at the same time is inconsistent because of its inevitable unrealism. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine. The people who truly love film, love art and love life for all the right reasons. 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.

This is one of the reasons why I watch so many movies. A blue is not the same blue beside a green, a yellow, a red. Not quite like the Oblique Strategies Deck, but similar in the contemplative and reflective nature for my writing, which I had some inkling was related to my previous career as a photographer.

He does not speak the language.