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Robert Bresson
(1907-1999) born on
Sep 25
French film director. His motion pictures are intense psychological probings executed in a pristine, formal photographic style.
         
   
F
Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.

R
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best --that is inspiration.
A
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
N
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Notes on the Cinematographer," "1950-1958: Exercises," 1975.
R: "Notes on the Cinematographer," "1950-1958: The Real," 1975.
A: "Notes on the Cinematographer," "1950-1958: On Poverty," 1975.
N: "Notes on the Cinematographer," "1950-1958: Exercises," 1975.
K: "Notes on the Cinematographer," "1950-1958: On Looks," 1975.
   


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