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The emotional distance typical of Bresson's films seems to exist for a different
reason altogether: because all identification with characters, deeply conceived, is
an impertinence—an affront to the mystery that is human action and the human ...
Cocteau's films may be understood as portraying this inwardness which is the
true morality; so may Bresson's. Both are concerned, in their films, with depicting
spiritual style. This similarity is less than obvious because Cocteau conceives of ...
and to the truth of invention over the truth of “real life,” Bresson's art moves
increasingly away from the story and toward documentary. Le Journal d'un Curé
de Campagne is a fiction, drawn from the superb novel of the same name by
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review