Quotes by Robert Bresson

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Robert Bresson (September 25, 1901December 18, 1999) was a French film director well known for his mastery of minimalist film-making. He has influenced a number of other film-makers, including Jim Jarmusch and Paul Schrader, whose book Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer (ISBN 0306803356) includes a detailed critical analysis.

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

An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.
Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
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.
Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.
The true is inimitable, the false untransformable.
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.
One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.