Sunday, April 4, 2010
(No directing of actors.) No parts.
(No learning of parts.) No staging.
But the use of working models, taken from life.
BEING (models) instead of SEEMING (actors)."
- Robert Bresson
If it seems radical and stringent relative to traditional theatrical cinema - that's because it is. Bresson formulated his own methodology of direction and performance (removal of performance) to create uniquely potent realism that transcends the bounds of most direct cinema.