Notes On The Cinematograph
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 127 x 202 x 9mm | 130g
- 15 Nov 2016
- The New York Review of Books, Inc
- New York, United States
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"If there were any director you might expect to write what is, in effect, a philosophical notebook on the art and science of film-making, it would be Bresson...This is...a collection that reaches beyond its subject matter. It actually is philosophy." --Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian "Half-philosophy, half-poetry, Notes on the Cinema-to-graph reads in places like The Art of War for filmmakers." --John Semley, The A.V. Club "The power of Bresson's films lies in the fact that his purity and fastidiousness are at the same time an idea about life, about what Cocteau called 'inner style, ' about the most serious way of being human." --Susan Sontag "Short, aphoristic fragments that guide Bresson's film making. Scribbed down as 'notes to self, ' reading them in whole is astonishing & inspiring, a totality of a brilliant filmmaker." --Mike Kitchell, HTMLGiant Notes on the Cinematograph...feels like the rare beast: a manifesto of filmmaking one doesn't see much of nowadays. In it, Bresson's artistic philosophy is laid bare.
--Zak Salih, The Los Angeles Review of Books An original and singular figure, Breton sought a truer form of narrative film...a welcome creative tool, both for people interested in making art and for those who just enjoy talking or thinking about it.
--Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, A.V. Club Bresson's films are many things. They are among the most maddeningly beautiful in all of cinema; each is like a wedge violently driven into the world. Bresson's cinema is a monument to an idea of art that knows no compromise.
--Michael Blum, The Brooklyn Rail
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