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By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

Empty the pond to get the fish.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Bresson

Two types of films: those that employ the resources of the theater (actors, direction, etc...) and use the camera in order to reproduce; those that employ the resources of cinematography and use the camera to create

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

The ear is profound, whereas the eye is frivolous, too easily satisfied. The ear is active, imaginative, whereas the eye is passive. When you hear a noise at night, instantly you imagine its cause. The sound of a train whistle conjures up the whole station. The eye can perceive only what is presented to it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Bresson

The things one can express with the hand, with the head, with the shoulders!... How many useless and encumbering words then disappear! What economy!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

The faculty of using my resources well diminishes when their number grows.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robert Bresson

Ton public n'est ni le public des livres, ni celui des spectacles, ni celui des expositions, ni celui des concerts. Tu n'as à satisfaire ni le goût littéraire, ni le théâtral, ni le pictural, ni le musical.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Bresson

The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Bresson

Bring together things that have not yet been brought together and did not seem predisposed to be so.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robert Bresson

Hide the ideas, but so that people find them. The most important will be the most hidden.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Bresson

When a sound can replace an image, cut the image or neutralize it. The ear goes more towards the within, the eye towards the outer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

The eye solicited alone makes the ear impatient, the ear solicited alone makes the eye impatient. Use these impatiences. Power of the cinematographer who appeals to the two senses in a governable way. Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Robert Bresson

Nothing more inelegant and ineffective than an art conceived in another art's form.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

Prefer what intuition whispers in your ear to what you have done and redone ten times in your head.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Robert Bresson

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 onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

The crude real will not by itself yield truth.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Robert Bresson

Moque-toi d'une mauvaise réputation. Crains une bonne que tu ne pourrais pas soutenir.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

Hostility to art is also hostility to the new, to the unforeseen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

Laugh at a bad reputation. Fear a good one that you could not sustain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

The future of cinematography belongs to a new race of young solitaries who will shoot films by putting their last penny into it and not let themselves be taken in by the material routines of the trade.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

A film is born in my head and I kill it on paper. It is brought back to life by the actors and then killed in the camera. It is then resurrected into a third and final life in the editing room where the dismembered pieces are assembled into their finished form.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

For me, film-making is combining images and sounds of real things in an order that makes them effective. What I disapprove of is photographing things that are not real. Sets and actors are not real.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

Catch instants. Spontaneity, freshness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Bresson

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

Ten properties of an object, according to Leonardo: light and dark, color and substance, form and position, distance and nearness, movement and stillness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Bresson

Provoke the unexpected. Expect it.