The Minimalism of Robert Bresson

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Sparse music, ellipses, quiet, terse movements -- these are the elements that makeup the filmography of French filmmaker Robert Bresson. Bresson's artistic focus separates the language of cinema from theater, in which the latter would rely on actor's performance. But Bresson strips his actors away from "performance', wanting them to be raw, subtle, ordinary and simplified like most of us against his musical restraint. He lets the visuals do the talking to his audience -- acting and music deforms his cinematic reality.

The Nouvelle Vague pioneer Jean-Luc Godard even described "Robert Bresson is French cinema, as Dostoyevsky is the Russian novel and Mozart is German music."


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2017-09-13 #culture #videos #cinema #filmmaking #robert-bresson

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  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    A true master of cinematography!

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