Robert Bresson: A Passion for Film

Robert Bresson: A Passion for Film

Tony Pipolo


possibly the main very popular French filmmaker after Jean Renoir, Robert Bresson created a brand new form of cinema via meticulous refinement of the form's grammatical and expressive percentages. In 13 positive factors over a forty-year profession, he held to an uncompromising ethical imaginative and prescient and aesthetic rigor that stay unrivaled. Robert Bresson: a fondness for Film is the 1st finished research to offer equivalent cognizance to the movies, their literary assets, and psycho-biographical features of the paintings. focusing on the flicks' cinematographic, imagistic, narrative, and thematic buildings, Pipolo presents a nuanced research of every film-including approximately a hundred illustrations-elucidating Bresson's targeted kind because it advanced from the impassioned Les Anges du péche to such disconsolate meditations at the global as The satan Probably and L'Argent. designated realization is usually given to psychosexual points of the flicks which are often missed. Bresson has lengthy wanted a thoroughgoing remedy through a critic helpful to the duty: he will get it right here. From it emerges a provocative portrait of a rare artist whose ethical engagement and devotion to the craft of filmmaking are with out equal.

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