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Bresson, Robert

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Notes on cinematography by Robert Bresson( Book )

83 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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.""--
Pickpocket by Robert Bresson( Visual )

99 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

74 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly."--Container
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

67 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inexorable, brutal and punishing, Mouchette is the work of a world-class filmmaker in his prime, and was nominated for the Palme d'Or, and the winner of both the OCIC Award at 1967 Cannes Film Festival and the Pasinetti Award for Best Film at the 1967 Venice Film Festival"--Container
Journal d'un curé de campagne( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God
Lancelot du Lac by Robert Bresson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot is a ruthless and ignoble opportunist who returns from his impossible futile mission to locate the Holy Grail, only to callously rekindle his affair with the Lady Guinevere. He feels that he needs her consolation because of the heavy casualities and the disappointment of a failed mission
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de Boulogne( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2003 in French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that her lover Jean is losing interest in her, a society lady Helene gets revenge by tricking him into marrying a former prostitute Agnes. After the wedding Helene tells a stunned Jean about his wife's secret past
L'Argent = Money by Robert Bresson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in French and English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an innocent prank goes wrong, it becomes the definitive moment in a man's life. A forged 500 franc note is accidentally passed to an unsuspecting young man. Ignorant of its origins, he tries to use the bill but is apprehended for forgery
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped, or, the wind blows where it wishes by Robert Bresson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French Resistance fighter is sent to an infamous prison in Lyon in 1943, where 7,000 of the 12,000 prisoners housed there died either by natural means or by execution. Lt. Fontaine is certain that execution awaits him, and begins planning his escape. For a period of time he goes it alone, but reluctantly takes on a partner. He gets some help from a couple of prisoners allowed to stroll in the exercise yard, but for the most part he is a figure of isolation
Journal d'un curé de campagne = Diary of a country priest by Robert Bresson( Visual )

63 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lonely young priest fails to make much impression in his first parish; and, falling ill, he dies alone." Based on the novel by Georges Bernanos. In French, with English sub-titles and English voice-over
L'argent( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L'argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver, leading him to incarceration and violence"--Container
Le diable probablement = The devil, probably by Robert Bresson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in French and English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the last days of a young man living in Paris. He wants more from life than the glib, superficial truths and material things that are on offer to him. He reaches out to his family and friends and psychiatrist to provide him with the great answers in life. But his spiritual deliverance remains beyond his grasp until he reaches a bizarre arrangement with a fellow dropout
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent = A man escaped( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, Lt. Fontaine is captured by the Gestapo and is imprisoned in Fort Montluc. He carefully plans his escape but puts it off until sentenced to death
What is cinema?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences and for his award-winning documentaries. Here he demonstrates his command of cinematic language, creating a visual essay out of clips from films that pushed the boundaries of the art form and gave us ideas of what the future might hold. Includes new and archival interviews with eclectic filmmakers
Au hasard Balthazar( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in French and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema ... follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson's unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence."--Container
Une Femme douce( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in French and Multiple languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the teenage wife of a pawnbroker suddenly and inexplicably commits suicide, her distraught husband tries to understand why. As the story unfolds in flashbacks, a pattern of miscommunication and abuse is revealed
Procès de Jeanne d'Arc by Robert Bresson( Visual )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French cinema master Robert Bresson brings his trademark cinematic minimalism to this powerful re-telling of the story of Joan of Arc
Procès de Jeanne d'Arc; film by Robert Bresson( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le scénario du film, qui montre les minutes du procès de Jeanne d'Arc
The trial of Joan of Arc( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in French and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial), concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English, filmed in a spare, low-key fashion. -- IMDB
 
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Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped, or, the wind blows where it wishes Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped
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Au hasard Balthazar = BalthazarUn condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped, or, the wind blows where it wishesUn condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escapedLe diable probablement = The devil, probablyAu hasard BalthazarUne Femme douceTranscendental style in film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer
Alternative Names
Bresson, Robert 1901-1999

Bresson, Robert 1907-1999

Rober Breson

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Robertus Bresson

Ρομπέρ Μπρεσόν

Рабер Брэсон

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Робер Брессон

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ブレッソン, ロベール

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羅伯特·布列松

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