Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Robert Bresson (1901–1999), French film director.

Etymologies

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Bresson +‎ -ian

Examples

  • "This half-mad cine-Icarus risks a perilous Bressonian ideal: 'The greater the success, the closer it verges on failure.'"

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 3/28.

  • Both playful and serious, it's a wholly original riff on Bressonian and Ozuesque notions of cine-purity, and very much a film that adheres to its own chivalric code.

    GreenCine Daily: Torino Dispatch.

  • No gratuitous reaction shots or musical cues interrupt to tell us what to think or how to feel; the prudent use of close-ups is almost Bressonian in its economy and control. ...

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Reichardt's realism and, perhaps grandiose, a Bressonian dedication to ideals that invests

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Vue Weekly: There's this quality to Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy I hadn't seen before, a severity, a containment that builds to this transcendent, almost Bressonian level of release when we finally get to see her smile.

    Vue Weekly

  • He's never tried to ape Bressonian simplicity (which is pretty much the opposite of '70s exploitation shlock, which is where he lives), and he could never replicate it if he tried so why bring it up?

    Hollywood Elsewhere

  • This is not a Bressonian exercise, though; they truly inhabit their characters.

    GreenCine Daily

  • Both playful and serious, it's a wholly original riff on Bressonian and Ozuesque notions of cine-purity, and very much a film that adheres to its own chivalric code.

    GreenCine Daily

  • "This half-mad cine-Icarus risks a perilous Bressonian ideal: 'The greater the success, the closer it verges on failure.'"

    GreenCine Daily

  • Both playful and serious, it's a wholly original riff on Bressonian and Ozuesque notions of cine-purity, and very much a film that adheres to its own chivalric code.

    GreenCine Daily

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