Robert Bresson - Quotes

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When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration.

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration.

In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene. ---->>>

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it. ---->>>

Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body. ---->>>

Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 09-25, 1907
Birthplace: Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Die: 12-18, 1999
Occupation: Director
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Robert Bresson (French: [ʁɔbɛʁ bʁɛsɔ̃]; 25 September 1901 – 18 December 1999) was a French film director. Known for his ascetic approach, Bresson contributed notably to the art of cinema; his non-professional actors, ellipses, and sparse use of scoring have led his works to be regarded as preeminent examples of minimalist film (wikipedia)