"To communicate impressions, sensations."

- Robert Bresson

Short film: Life (1993) dir. Artavazd Peleshian

(Uploaded by mabsurda, Still: The Life Cinematic, Quote: Notes on the Cinematographer)

"To TRANSLATE the invisible wind by the water it sculpts in passing."
-Robert Bresson
Still from The Tree of Life (2011) dir. Terrence Malick dp. Emmanuel Lubezki
(Image Source: The Film Stage, Quote Source: Notes on the Cinematographer)

"To TRANSLATE the invisible wind by the water it sculpts in passing."

-Robert Bresson

Still from The Tree of Life (2011) dir. Terrence Malick dp. Emmanuel Lubezki

(Image Source: The Film Stage, Quote Source: Notes on the Cinematographer)

"We cannot command our hair to stand on end; nor our skin to startle for desire or fear. Our hands are often carried where we direct them not."

-

Michel de Montaigne, quoted by Robert Bresson

Still from Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), dir. Robert Bresson

Earlier in the text:

“‘Every movement reveals us.’ (Montaigne). But it only reveals us if it is automatic (not commanded, not willed).”

(Quote Source: Essays, 1 Chapter 20, John Florio’s translation; via Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson; Image: Mirror Film