Robert Bresson


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  • ''Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Exercises," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
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  • ''The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Exercises," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Gestures and Words," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: On Automatism," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: On Looks," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: On Poverty," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best—that is inspiration.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: The Real," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''The true is inimitable, the false untransformable.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: The Real," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: The Real," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
  • ''In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.''
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "Further Notes 1960-1974," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).

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