Robert Bresson Famous Quotes & Sayings

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47 Robert Bresson Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Robert Bresson Sayings: One recognizes the true by its efficacy, by its power. One recognizes the true by its efficacy, by its power.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle. Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: The thing that matters is not what they show me but what they hide from The thing that matters is not what they show me but what they hide from me and, above all, what they do not suspect is in them.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: The greater the success, the closer it verges on failure. The greater the success, the closer it verges on failure.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the 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.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: The crude real will not by itself yield truth. The crude real will not by itself yield truth.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Be the first to see what you see as you see it. Be the first to see what you see as you see it.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Create expectations to fulfil them. Create expectations to fulfil them.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Cinematography is a writing with images in mouvement and with sounds. Cinematography is a writing with images in mouvement and with sounds.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Ideally, nothing should be shown, but that's impossible. Ideally, nothing should be shown, but that's impossible.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Nothing more inelegant and ineffective than an art conceived in another art's form. Nothing more inelegant and ineffective than an art conceived in another art's form.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Cinema, radio, television, and magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen Cinema, radio, television, and magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen without hearing.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: A film is born in my head and I kill it on paper. It is 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.
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Robert Bresson Sayings: Laugh at a bad reputation. Fear a good one that you could not sustain. Laugh at a bad reputation. Fear a good one that you could not sustain.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Hide the ideas, but so that people find them. The most important will be the Hide the ideas, but so that people find them. The most important will be the most hidden.
Robert Bresson Sayings: For me, film-making is combining images and sounds of real things in an order that 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.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Let nothing be changed and all be different. Let nothing be changed and all be different.
Robert Bresson Sayings: The eye solicited alone makes the ear impatient, the ear solicited alone makes the eye 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.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Prefer what intuition whispers in your ear to what you have done and redone ten Prefer what intuition whispers in your ear to what you have done and redone ten times in your head.
Robert Bresson Sayings: In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene. In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Two types of films: those that employ the resources of the theater (actors, direction, etc 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
Robert Bresson Sayings: Ten properties of an object, according to Leonardo: light and dark, color and substance, form Ten properties of an object, according to Leonardo: light and dark, color and substance, form and position, distance and nearness, movement and stillness.
Robert Bresson Sayings: The point is not to direct someone, but to direct oneself. The point is not to direct someone, but to direct oneself.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Empty the pond to get the fish. Empty the pond to get the fish.
Robert Bresson Sayings: To create is not to deform or invent persons and things. It is to tie To create is not to deform or invent persons and things. It is to tie new relationships between persons and things which are, and as they are.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Hostility to art is also hostility to the new, to the unforeseen. Hostility to art is also hostility to the new, to the unforeseen.
Robert Bresson Sayings: The future of cinematography belongs to a new race of young solitaries who will shoot 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.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body. Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Unbalance so as to re-balance. Unbalance so as to re-balance.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Practice the precept: find without seeking Practice the precept: find without seeking
Robert Bresson Sayings: The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Rid myself of the accumulated errors and untruths. Get to know my resources, make sure Rid myself of the accumulated errors and untruths. Get to know my resources, make sure of them.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
Robert Bresson Sayings: The faculty of using my resources well diminishes when their number grows. The faculty of using my resources well diminishes when their number grows.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Provoke the unexpected. Expect it. Provoke the unexpected. Expect it.
Robert Bresson Sayings: When a sound can replace an image, cut the image or neutralize it. The ear 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.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Bring together things that have not yet been brought together and did not seem predisposed Bring together things that have not yet been brought together and did not seem predisposed to be so.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Be sure of having used to the full all that is communicated by immobility and Be sure of having used to the full all that is communicated by immobility and silence.
Robert Bresson Sayings: When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best
that is inspiration.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, 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.
Robert Bresson Sayings: Master Precision. Be a precision instrument myself. Master Precision. Be a precision instrument myself.
Robert Bresson Sayings: The things one can express with the hand, with the head, with the shoulders! ... The things one can express with the hand, with the head, with the shoulders! ... How many useless and encumbering words then disappear! What economy!
Robert Bresson Sayings: Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Robert Bresson Sayings: The ear is profound, whereas the eye is frivolous, too easily satisfied. The ear is 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.
Robert Bresson Sayings: An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it. An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
Robert Bresson Sayings: The true is inimitable, the false untransformable. The true is inimitable, the false untransformable.
Robert Bresson Sayings: It is in its pure form that an art hits hard. It is in its pure form that an art hits hard.