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."
Since "Breathless", French filmmaker and father of the French New Wave era have left icon after icon all over the culture of cinema. To reflect the era of the 60's, he used bold, contrasting colors consistently all throughout his filmography.
Go retro-futuristic with these photographs by Maria Svarbova that show off extremely controlled scenes and figures in mid-movement, no frill or joy, just austere compositions and the remarkable displays of discipline.
Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is known as a chameleon of color, known for using striking, strong color casts in which frames are saturated with one hue. In this video, Fandor Channel studies the palettes and the neighboring colors that make each scene "out of this world".
More and more filmmakers are going back to shooting with an analogue camera. One of them is Christopher Patrick Goode who recently submitted a silent film shot entirely with our very own LomoKino to a competition. Watch his engaging short movie that explores the psychological effects of war.
These vintage images are some fascinating, trivial ones that just explore one of the experiments of inventor Alexander Graham Bell in his collaboration with Lawrence Hargrave. To put simply, an experiment on building a kite sturdy enough to carry both man and machine.