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L’Argent: Bresson’s Best

Hall, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5671-8175 (2022) L’Argent: Bresson’s Best. BFI.

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It is not an overstatement to suggest that Robert Bresson is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. And I mean just that; Bresson has influenced so many of the great masters of cinema and contributed, in a fundamental way, to the formation of cinematic language in his unwavering contribution to art cinema, working with new and interesting ways to share meaning. From Chantal Akerman to Jim Jarmusch, from Louis Malle and Michael Haneke to Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Martin Scorsese, and from Andrei Tarkovsky and Olivier Assayas to Christopher Nolan and the Safdie brothers, praise and influence is showered over the unparalleled works of Bresson. Littered amongst ‘top ten’ lists, ‘favourite films of all time’ and ‘most influential films ever’ are the titles Pickpocket, Un Homme and Au Hazard Balthazar. Yet suspiciously and quite disappointingly absent from this myriad of commendations is my favourite, and for me, the most accomplished, of his films, L’Argent (1983).

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Illustrated booklet with new essays by Dr Martin Hall and Jonathan Hourigan, an original review and full film credits
Status: Published
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography > TR845-899 Cinematography. Films
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/7785

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