: 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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Robert Bresson is one of the main figures of the French New Wave. Future posts will cover other sections. The dashed line plays the role of the Separator.

Notes on the Cinematograph by Robert Bresson review – the art of film

In a mixture of true and false, the true brings out the false, the false hinders belief in the true. 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 breseon storm.


What Bresson seems to examine here is the pretension for reality in cinema. Cinema, on the other hand, pretends to be more realistic, but at the same time is inconsistent because of its inevitable unrealism.

Notes on the Cinematograph by Robert Bresson review – the art of film | Books | The Guardian

The illusion of reality thus becomes dispelled, and belief in the truth of the images no longer possible. A single word, a single movement that is not right or is merely in the wrong place gets in the way of all the rest.

The same image brought in by ten different routes will be a different image ten times.

Here Bresson seems to examine the illusion of spatiality in film much like Michael Snow did in Wavelength. Two types of film: It should not be confused with the work on a cameraman.

Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson

An actor in cinematography might as well be in a foreign country. He does not speak the language. What the cinematographer captures with his or her own resources cannot be what the theater, the novel, painting capture with theirs. A blue is not the same blue beside a icnematography, a yellow, a red.


Notes on the Cinematographer

No art without transformation. To create is not to deform or invent persons and things. It is to tie new relationships between persons and things which are, and as they are.

You must be capable, at any instant, of seeing and hearing it entire.