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Late Bresson and the Visual Arts : Cinema, Painting and Avant-Garde Experiment - (Hardcover)

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Critics have largely neglected the color films of French film director Robert Bresson (1901–99). To correct that oversight, this study presents a revised and revitalized 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.
Number of Pages: 261 p. ;
Genre: Art, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film & Video, Film
Series Title: Film Culture in Transition
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Amsterdam Univ Pr
Book theme: History & Criticism
Author: Raymond Watkins
Language: English
Street Date: November 6, 2018
TCIN: 53522318
UPC: 9789462983649
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-4150
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