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Bresson, Robert

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Notes on cinematography by Robert Bresson( Book )

84 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,250 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 )

104 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,165 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 )

83 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,056 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
Journal d'un curé de campagne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

96 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: A new priest (Claude Laydu) 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. With his fourth film, Robert Bresson began to implement his stylistic philosophy as a filmmaker, stripping away all inessential elements from his compositions, the dialogue and the music, exacting a purity of image and sound."--Website
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

65 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 731 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
Mouchette( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 547 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 pubescent turmoil"--Container
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de Boulogne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

55 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows the maneuverings of a society lady as she connives to initiate a scandalous affair between her aristocratic ex-lover and a prostitute. With his second feature film, director Robert Bresson was already forging his singularly brilliant filmmaking technique as he created a moving study of the power of revenge and the strength of true love. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Robert Bresson's Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne."--Website
L'Argent = Money by Robert Bresson( Visual )

79 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 490 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 )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 468 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
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

74 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 379 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
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 )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and held by 301 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. French Resistance activist Andre Devigny is imprisoned by the Nazis, and devotes his waking hours to planning an elaborate escape. Then, on the same day, he is condemned to death, and given a new cellmate. Should he kill him, or risk revealing his plans to someone who may be a Gestapo informer?
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, the womanizing ringleader of a group of French youth, is 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
L'argent( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 212 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
The trial of Joan of Arc by Robert Bresson( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 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 )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in French and Multiple languages and held by 118 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 )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in French and Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le scénario du film, qui montre les minutes du procès de Jeanne d'Arc
Pickpocket( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in French and held by 57 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
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut by Robert Bresson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le lieutenant Fontaine, arrêté par la Gestapo, est incarcéré, après une tentative d'évasion, dans le fort de Montluc. Aussitôt, il songe à s'évader et commence ses préparatifs. À la nouvelle qu'il doit être exécuté bientôt, il redouble d'ardeur et décide de tenter sa chance. Mais voici qu'on lui impose un compagnon de cellule. Est-ce un mouchard? Fontaine joue le tout pour le tout, le met dans le coup et réussit à s'enfuir avec lui
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 46 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
 
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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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Au hasard Balthazar = BalthazarUn condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escapedLes dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de BoulogneLe diable probablement = The devil, probablyUne Femme douceTranscendental style in film: Ozu, Bresson, DreyerNeither god nor master : Robert Bresson and radical politics
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Bresson, Robert 1901-1999

Bresson, Robert 1907-1999

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Robertus Bresson

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Рабер Брэсон

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