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The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Sharon Cameron

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Robert Bresson’s cinematography the linkage of fragmented, heterogeneous images challenges our assumption that we know what things are, or the infinite ways persons, animals, and material objects ... More


Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Brian Price

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The French auteur Robert Bresson, director of such classics as Diary of a Country Priest (1951), The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962), The Devil, Probably (1977), and L’Argent (1983), has long been ... More


Crime as a Form of Liberation: Modeling Revolt in Pickpocket and A Man Escaped

Brian Price

in Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter suggests that the transcendental tradition of Bresson criticism has been too much concerned with the theological implications of cells and too little concerned with the crimes ... More


Animal Sentience: Robert Bresson’s <i>Au hasard Balthazar</i>

Sharon Cameron

in The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar in which, through the filmic congruence of animal and human bodies, we are made to rethink the meaningfulness of the distinction that separates ... More


The Sight of Death in Tolstoy

Sharon Cameron

in The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay engages two strains of Tolstoy’s writing. In the first, the sight of death is the foundation of ethical understanding; in the second, if ethical understanding is practiced, there is no ... More


Robert Bresson’s Pathos

Sharon Cameron

in The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines how Bresson’s cinematography captures phenomena outside a situating placement, specifically the ways in which The Trial of Joan of Arc, Mouchette, and A Man Escaped dismantle ... More


Everyday Style: (Bresson 1983), (Haneke 1989)

Alison Taylor

in Troubled Everyday: The Aesthetics of Violence and the Everyday in European Art Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415224
eISBN:
9781474434829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415224.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Where chapter two deals with ordinary moments in extraordinary films, chapter three explores another aspect of the spectrum of the everyday in cinema: the concept of the everyday as a film style, and ... More


Europeanising Spaces in the Work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1948–1955

Hugh McDonnell

in Europeanising Spaces in Paris c. 1947-1962

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383025
eISBN:
9781781384060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383025.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 8 considers the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and how Europe was represented or interpreted in his work. It looks at the contradictions, problems and capacities of the photographic ... More


Dostoevskii’s “White Nights”: The Dreamer Goes Abroad

Ronald Meyer

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores four versions of Dostoevskii’s 1848 story “White Nights,” whose nameless protagonist, referred to as the Dreamer, inspired many directors to transpose this early Dostoevskian ... More


On Not Showing Dostoevskii’s Work: Robert Bresson’s <i>Pickpocket</i>

Olga Peters Hasty

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Robert Bresson’s engagement of Dostoevskii’s Crime and Punishment in his 1959 film The Pickpocket. It argues that although Bresson suppresses Dostoevskii’s emphasis on ... More


Stealing the Scene: Crime as Confession in Robert Bresson’s <i>Pickpocket</i>

S. Ceilidh Orr

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Noting the difficulty of interpreting Bresson’s use of Dostoevskii’s Crime and Punishment in The Pickpocket as an adaptation per se, this chapter argues that the director takes part in the generic ... More


Becoming-Animal Cinema Narrative

Dennis Rothermel

in Deleuze and the Animal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422734
eISBN:
9781474434959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422734.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter connects distinctive animal territories to specific uses of film language through a series of case studies, most notably Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar (1966), Michelangelo ... More


Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

András Bálint Kovács

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Casting light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, and Robert Bresson, and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, ... More


Styles of Modernism

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at four main styles representing the most important trends that influenced art filmmakers during the late modern period. Not all these tendencies were equally strong or influential ... More


Introduction

Brian Price

in Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter presents an aspect of Robert Bresson’s production that portrays him as an engaged, militant filmmaker, indicating the political discourse that emerged around his work. ... More


Word and Image, World and Nothingness: Logocentrism and Ironic Reversal in Procès de Jeanne d’Arc, Diary of a Country Priest, and Les Anges du péché

Brian Price

in Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Michel Estève’s differentiation of Luis Buñuel’s Nazarin and Bresson’s Diary of a Country Priest. The differences between these films is said to reside in Buñuel’s tendency to ... More


The Aftermath of Revolt: Une femme douce and the Turn to Color

Brian Price

in Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Bresson’s first adaptation of Dostoevsky, Une femme douce, which initiates his transition to color filmmaking. According to Keith Reader, Bresson’s transition to color leads to ... More


Disintegration: Lancelot du Lac; or, The Failure of Identification and Totality

Brian Price

in Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Bresson’s Lancelot du Lac, in which he remains concerned with the problem of revolution in the aftermath of its perceived failure. His turn to Arthurian legend in 1974 makes ... More


The Last Gasp: L’Argent and the End of Socialism

Brian Price

in Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Robert Bresson’s last film of his career, L’Argent, in which he makes the turn from Dostoevsky to Tolstoy. This turn is an evidence of Bresson’s sensitivity to a relation ... More


New Exile

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov left France in 1933 to lecture at the Barnes Foundation. Shortly afterward, his ballet Union Pacific, on a scenario by poet Archibald MacLeish, the first ballet on an American theme, ... More


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