“In my Trial of Joan of Arc I have tried to avoid “theater” and “masquerade”, but to arrive at a non-historical truth by using historical words.” - Robert Bresson (1) Released in 1962, and receiving mild-hear...
Wheeler Dixon provides a refreshing look at one of the enduring masterpieces of French cinema.
An insightful comparison of the work of two of the great artists of the 20th Century.
Going Beyond Cézanne: The Development of Robert Bresson’s Film Style in Response to the Painting of Paul Cézanne
“Robert Bresson began as a painter and, while he would rarely practice the art, it was a guiding force in the development of his unique film style.” Doebler argues the case for Bresson’s debt to painting and Cézanne in particular.
At the risk of sounding like the devil, probably, to Bresson’s admirers, Harper expresses some personal doubts about the stature of Bresson’s cinema.