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Robert Bresson
September 25, 1907 - December 18, 1999
Nationality: French
Category: Director
Subcategory: French Director

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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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