For most artists the method of creation is a fickle one with many wrong answers and few right ones. Yet for Robert Bresson, the theory was practice and the practice was dogmatic. Bressons’s short lessons learned as a filmmaker could apply to any creative person. By accepting the inherent artifice of your medium and refusing to use it to “recreate reality”, you are then free to explore it how you will. Delivered in short, punchy passages Bresson gives practical advice, abstract thoughts, or amusing anecdotes. Peaking behind the curtain has never been so practical yet informal.
Notes on the Cinematograph - Robert Bresson