Late Bresson and the Visual Arts
Raymond Watkins
Cinema, Painting and Avant-Garde Experiment
Late Bresson and the Visual Arts
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ISBN:
9789462983649
Release date:
18-09-2018
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Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
272
Author:
Raymond Watkins
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Late Bresson and the Visual Arts
Critics have largely neglected the colour films of French film director Robert Bresson (1901—99). To correct that oversight, this study presents a revised and revitalised Bresson, comparing his style to innovations in abstract painting after World War II, exploring his affinities with such avant-garde traditions as surrealism, constructivism, and minimalism, and illustrating how his embodied style leads to a complex form of intermediality. Through that analysis, Raymond Watkins shows clearly that Bresson still has a good deal to teach us about cinema’s distinctive ability to draw on painting, photography, sculpture, and the plastic arts in general.