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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.
Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best --that is inspiration.
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
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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