WorldCat Identities

Bresson, Robert

Overview
Works: 277 works in 896 publications in 7 languages and 13,065 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Miscellanea  War films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Crime films  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , Adapter, Performer, Film editor, Other, Contributor, Artist, Dedicatee, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Pickpocket by Robert Bresson( Visual )

86 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel, an insiginificant 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
Journal d'un curé de campagne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

84 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 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 )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 787 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
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and prepubescent turmoil"--Container
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in French and held by 490 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
L'Argent = Money by Robert Bresson( Visual )

56 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single forged banknote changes hands as a schoolboy prank and follows a remorseless path (the chain reaction of Tolstoy's novella) which culminates in murder. Bresson ignores sociological and psychological explanation in austerely charting the paradoxical path of crime and punishment which leads the murderer towards redemption
Lancelot du Lac by Robert Bresson( Visual )

35 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 462 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
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de Boulogne by Films Raoul Ploquin (Firm)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouw neemt wraak op haar verveelde minnaar door hem te koppelen aan een jeugdige prostituee
Notes sur le cinématographe by Robert Bresson( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 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.""--
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped, or, the wind blows where it wishes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 271 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
Le diable probablement = The devil, probably by Robert Bresson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 259 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 )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 153 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
Notes on the cinematographer by Robert Bresson( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short notes about cinematography by Robert Bresson
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
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut by Robert Bresson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 96 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
Les anges du peche = Angels of sin by Robert Bresson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in French and Multiple languages and held by 49 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 )

3 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Procès de Jeanne d'Arc; film by Robert Bresson( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le scénario du film, qui montre les minutes du procès de Jeanne d'Arc
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped
Alternative Names
Bresson, Robert, 1901-1999

Bresson, Robert, 1907-1999

Rober Breson

Robert Bresson cineasta

Robert Bresson francia filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró

Robert Bresson Frans filmregisseur

Robert Bresson Französischer Filmregisseur

Robert Bresson French film director

Robert Bresson regista francese

Robertus Bresson

Ρομπέρ Μπρεσόν

Рабер Брэсон

Робер Бресон

Робер Брессон

בערסאן, רובר

ברסון, רובר

רובר ברסון

روبر برسون فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان فرانسوی

റോബർട്ട് ബ്രസ്സൻ

ブレッソン, ロベール

ロベール・ブレッソン

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Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escapedLe diable probablement = The devil, probablyNotes on the cinematographerUne Femme douceL'argentNeither god nor master : Robert Bresson and radical politicsTranscendental style in film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer