: 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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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. It isolates your film from the life of your film music delectation. That’s not a direct quote. 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.

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

Un This is a rather odd book. Topics Film books Nicholas Lezard’s choice. It’s obvious that no one can emulate Bresson, but it still proves to be helpful to anyone that wants to start small.

View all 7 comments. This is one of the reasons why I watch so many movies. Bukowskis, Bryson Photo. Bresson’s film notes are poetic and beautiful. 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: 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.


This is a rather odd book. This book is probably even better. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You can tell very quickly that the practical experience of making a film, the literal nuts and bolts of it, is never far from his mind. 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 really, really, really wanted to glean something more out of this, but alas, no. The BIG moments in life are usually hand in hand with the most dull. John Frusciante made six records in I see it like real life versus stories. Trivia About Notes on the Cine To attain that ‘heart of the heart’ which does not let itself be caught either by poetry, or by philosophy, or by drama.

These are the three constants in Bresson’s aural cinematic universe, and silence was the most prized tool in his cinematographer’s toolbox.

Bresson wrote cinsmatography there should be no music at all, unless instruments seen in the film. One is bad farewell. This is one of The Books. 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. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

That’s why Samantha Morton and Liv Ullmann types are my favorites. Got plenty of fiber, at least. Truth and lies aren’t things I really grasp in my hands. Drama will be born of a certain march of non-dramatic elements.


Good for provoking thought and as a subject of debate. Quotes from Notes on the Cine In fact, I notex think of any actor he used more than once.

The dashed line plays the role of the Separator. I don’t make things so much as try to get by and live better by living elsewhere as in outside of me.

Robert Bresson’s “Notes on Cinematography” Part One

No art without transformation. It is to tie new relationships between persons and things which are, and as they are. Like someone else’s train of thought that would cross stations with what I think about a lot. I liked that idea of it coming about again just by getting used kn it and no longer thinking about what you are doing.

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These are notes that Bresson jotted down to himself, pretty cinematograpby. These two statements should be tattooed on the hands of every aspirant film-maker, and not just aspirant ones, come to think of it. 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.

The most ordinary word, when put in its place, suddenly acquires brilliance. This was one major reason why she couldn’t bring herself to convert near the end of life.