All listings for this product
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $74.90Trending at AU $85.57
- AU $68.00Trending at AU $72.97
- AU $74.00Trending at AU $85.24
- AU $46.35Trending at AU $48.13
- AU $81.00Trending at AU $84.05
- AU $20.00Trending at AU $28.33
- AU $31.65Trending at AU $34.30
About this product
- DescriptionA 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 t 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, the two forms are innately at odds, he argues: 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.
- Author BiographyRobert Bresson (1901-1999) was a renowned French film director, whose work was characterized by his minimalist style and interest in actor (or character ) movement. Bresson directed thirteen films over forty years, including Au hasard Balthazar (1966), which is considered his masterpiece. Jonathan Griffin (1906-1990) was a translator, poet, and diplomat, who served as Director of BBC European Intelligence during World War Two. In addition to translating works by Robert Bresson, he translated Jean Giono novels, General de Gaulle's memoirs, and art criticism by Rene Huyghe. A collection of Griffin's poetry, In Earthlight, was published in 1995 by Menard Press.
- Author(s)Jonathan Griffin,Robert Bresson
- PublisherThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Date of Publication19/01/2017
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2016
- ImprintThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Weight133 g
- Width130 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Edition StatementMain
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.