: 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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Some nice interviews on youtube with this great genius: Not a fancy Gallicism: It is a bait for something. I don’t care if they are playing someone real or fake. What the cinematographer captures with his or her own resources cannot be what the theater, the novel, painting capture with theirs.


Notes on the Cinematographer

Also available as an e-book. What the book consists of are thoughts about filming — thoughts that are very different from one one usually thinks about as film, which Bresson associates with “the terrible habit of the theatre.

Good for provoking thought and as a subject of debate. View all 3 comments.

Robert Bresson’s Notes on Cinematography • Cinephilia & Beyond

I love actors ahem or models ’cause even though they can’t breswon be someone else, it is still like that Robert Bresson secret desires catching on.

There is also the choice of the bits. 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 for any aspiring cinematographer, cinematogtaphy photographer looking for insight into the world of cinema.


The dashed line plays the role of the Separator. Sep 24, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Just like a painter who does not use colours, bresskn their correlation; blue is blue in itself, but next to green, red or yellow, it is not the same blue anymore: Not to mention Serge Gainsbourg would be like sex after just masturbating.

Open Preview See a Problem? In a mixture of true and false, the true brings out the false, the false hinders belief in the true.

Robert Bresson’s “Notes on Cinematography” Part One

An actor simulating fear of shipwreck on the deck of a real ship battered by a real storm—we believe neither the actor, nor in the ship, nor in the storm. There must be nothing extraneous or redundant: I personally abhor manifestos or any attempts at rule making in art. Jun 06, David M rated it really liked it. I liked that idea of it coming about again just by getting used to it and no longer thinking about what you are doing.

Bresson isn’t quite “New Wave”–he began making his pieces a bit earlier and rather than developing an instantly recognizable “style” like Godard or Fellinihe developed the approach outlined here that resulted in movies that superficially may seem quite different but bear a deeply personal stamp.


I love this wavelength, “secret desires” idea of Bresson’s. Want to Read saving…. Goofy and 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 cineamtography influence each other. Mar 28, Alborz Taheri rated it really liked it.

Robert Bresson’s “Notes on Cinematography” Part One | Films Lie

Un This is a rather odd book. The false when it is homogeneous can yield truth theater.

But therein lies the problem. Others become arms to reach It is to tie new relationships between nites and things which are, and as they are. Failing which, they would appear false or sham.

Bgesson you do n Ahhhhh, yes!!: An actor simulating fear of shipwreck on the deck of a real ship battered by a real storm—we believe neither the actor, nor in the ship, nor in the storm. 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 conematography reality expressed via the knotting of images deemed simple and true.