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The Resource Notes on the cinematograph, Robert Bresson ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin ; introduction by J.M.G. Le Clézio

Notes on the cinematograph, Robert Bresson ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin ; introduction by J.M.G. Le Clézio

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Notes on the cinematograph
Title
Notes on the cinematograph
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Robert Bresson ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin ; introduction by J.M.G. Le Clézio
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A key influence on the French New Wave and the director of such iconic works as Pickpocket and A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson is one of the central figures of French cinema. Notes on the Cinematograph is not only his definitive treatise on film--its inherent peculiarity and potential--but an ascetic meditation on how art transcends, and is transformed by, the senses. Bresson upends inherited truths with empirical ones, calling for film to divest itself of the trappings of theater in order to come into its own as an art form. While theater is capable of simulation, film can capture immanent being. Therefore, he argues, the two forms are innately at odds: "No marriage of theater and cinematography without both being exterminated." To this end, Bresson rechristens his actors "models" and conducts them through grueling shoots where they repeat their lines and movements until he deems them vacant of actorly intention and charged, instead, with inscrutability: "A model. Enclosed in his mysterious appearance. He has brought home to him all of him that was outside. He is there, behind that forehead, those cheeks.""--
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Bresson, Robert
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no index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.B7313 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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1906-1990
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Griffin, Jonathan
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New York Review Books classics
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  • Motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
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Notes on the cinematograph, Robert Bresson ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin ; introduction by J.M.G. Le Clézio
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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939994720
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 88 pages
Isbn
9781681370248
Lccn
2016019370
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)939994720
Label
Notes on the cinematograph, Robert Bresson ; translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin ; introduction by J.M.G. Le Clézio
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
939994720
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 88 pages
Isbn
9781681370248
Lccn
2016019370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939994720

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