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Touching God : the novels of Georges Bernanos in the films of Robert Bresson

Author: Beth Kathryn Curran
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2006.
Series: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, v. 144.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Robert Bresson (1901-1999), one of the most original filmmakers in the history of cinema, adapted two novels by Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), Journal d'un cure de campagne and Nouvelle Histoire de Mouchette. The Catholic novelist Bernanos and the spiritual filmmaker Bresson, each in his own way, articulate grace and redemption through the suffering and death of their heroes/heroines. As a result, the reader and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curran, Beth Kathryn.
Touching God.
New York : P. Lang, ©2006
(OCoLC)654414904
Named Person: Georges Bernanos; Georges Bernanos; Robert Bresson; Georges Bernanos; Robert Bresson; Georges Bernanos; Georges Bernanos; Georges Bernanos; Robert Bresson; Georges Bernanos; Robert Bresson; Georges Bernanos; Robert Bresson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Kathryn Curran
ISBN: 0820478261 9780820478265
OCLC Number: 61458286
Description: viii, 124 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The hero's spiritual destiny in Bernanos's Journal d'un curé de campagne --
The hero's inner drama in Bresson's Journal d'un curé de campagne --
The heroine's redemption in Bernanos's Nouvelle histoire de Mouchette --
The heroine's salvation in Bresson's Mouchette.
Series Title: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, v. 144.
Responsibility: Beth Kathryn Curran.
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"Robert Bresson (1901-1999), one of the most original filmmakers in the history of cinema, adapted two novels by Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), Journal d'un cure de campagne and Nouvelle Histoire de Mouchette. The Catholic novelist Bernanos and the spiritual filmmaker Bresson, each in his own way, articulate grace and redemption through the suffering and death of their heroes/heroines. As a result, the reader and the spectator come to sense the presence of God in all four works. Bresson's techniques are presented and analyzed, as well as his later move to films without grace and redemption."--Jacket.

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