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Bresson, Robert

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Pickpocket by Robert Bresson( Visual )

97 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,228 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. Inspired by Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment."
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

79 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 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 by Robert Bresson( Visual )

89 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

78 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,009 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 )

80 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 874 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
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de Boulogne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

40 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 526 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
Lancelot du Lac by Robert Bresson( Visual )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This telling of the Athurian legend is stripped of the aura of romance & an atmosphere of inevitability & foreboding pervades a world in which God is absent
Notes on cinematography by Robert Bresson( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short notes about cinematography by Robert Bresson
Notes on the cinematographer by Robert Bresson( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes sur le cinématographe by Robert Bresson( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 291 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.""--
L'Argent = Money by Robert Bresson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 277 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
Le diable probablement = The devil, probably by Robert Bresson( Visual )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles is a womanizing ringleader of a student environmental group, haunted by an overwhelming sense of nihilism that finally envelops him. He drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realizes the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, he decides that suicide is the only option
The trial of Joan of Arc by Robert Bresson( Visual )

35 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Joan of Arc's imprisonment, interrogation, trial and execution. Based on historical records of the actual trial
What is cinema?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 132 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
Une Femme douce( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in French and Multiple languages and held by 119 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; film by Robert Bresson( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le scénario du film, qui montre les minutes du procès de Jeanne d'Arc
Les anges du peche = Angels of sin by Robert Bresson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in French and Multiple languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne-Marie, a passionately devout novice in a Dominican convent whose mission is the rehabilitation of women's prison inmates, takes a strong interest in one prisoner, Thérèse, urging her to seek help from the sisters when her term is up. Thérèse does, but only after taking fatal revenge on the lover who'd caused her to be unjustly convicted and imprisoned
Notizen zum Kinematographen by Robert Bresson( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noten zum Kinematographen by Robert Bresson( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man escaped( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the simplest of concepts and sparest of techniques, Robert Bresson made one of the most suspenseful jailbreak films of all time in A Man Escaped. Based on the account 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 execution of his escape with gripping precision. But Bresson's film is not merely about process-it's also a work of intense spirituality and humanity"--Container
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Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped
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Bresson, Robert 1901-1999

Bresson, Robert 1907-1999

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Au hasard Balthazar = BalthazarLes dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de BoulogneNotes on the cinematographerLe diable probablement = The devil, probablyUne Femme douceRobert Bresson : a spiritual style in filmRobert Bresson : a passion for film