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Sandy Dwiggins <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 18 Apr 1994 10:55:41 EDT
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Jordan Stein wrote:
>         Can anybody reccomend anything for me to red on Bresson?  Is
> Bresson considered to part of any cinematc trend, or was his style
> extremely unique at that time.  I kmow that I was extreme in saying that
> he's not part of the French cannon(it's hard to be articulate when you have
> only two seconds to type a message, and it's very jarring for me to read
> what I write in people's replys), but is are there any directors, or
> stylistic tendencys today, which can be linked to Bresson.
I don't know about stylistic trends today...the trend today seems to be
toward fast and frequent cuts, lots of moving camera, somewhat the opposite
of Bresson...however, that doesn't mean that he isn't a part of the
French cannon...I recommend an old but interesting book, The Transcendental
Style...which links Bresson to Ozu.  You might find it interesting.
Sandy Dwiggins
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