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Robert Bresson (I) (1901–1999)

Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Affaires publiques (1934) in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Les anges du péché (1943) in 1943. His next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)... See full bio »


(age 98) in Paris, France

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Au Hasard Balthazar
Mouchette Writer
A Man Escaped
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 1983 L'Argent (writer)
 1969 Une femme douce (adaptation - uncredited)
 1967 Mouchette (scenario & adaptation and dialogue)
 1959 Pickpocket (writer)
 1956 A Man Escaped (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1951 Diary of a Country Priest (scenario - adaptation)
 1945 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (scenario & adaptation)
 1943 Les anges du péché (scenario)
 1937 Courrier Sud (shooting script - as R. Bresson)
 1936 Les jumeaux de Brighton (adaptation)
 1934 Affaires publiques (Short) (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1933 C'était un musicien (dialogue)
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Author of the book "Notes sur le cinématographe" (Editions Gallimard, Paris).

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1 Biographical Movie | 18 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

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R. Bresson


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In my opinion, it's clear that music is one element that transforms a film. Let me back up a bit: I believe all the elements: image, sound - and "sound" includes sound effects, dialogue, and music - should affect and transform each other. Without transformation, it isn't art. That's why I consider today's cinema a reproduction, not a true art, because it's just a copy of another art: theater. If ... See more »


Did not direct his first feature film until he was 42 years old. See more »


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