The Invention Of Robert Bresson: The Auteur And His Market

December 19, 2016|
The Invention Of Robert Bresson: The Auteur And His Market by Colin Burnett
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Challenging the prevailing notion among cinephiles that the auteur is an isolated genius interested primarily in individualism, Colin Burnett positions Robert Bresson as one whose life''s work confronts the cultural forces that helped shape it. Regarded as one of film history''s most elusive figures, Bresson (1901-1999) carried himself as an auteur long before cultural magazines, like the famed Cahiers du cinéma, advanced the term to describe such directors as Jacques Tati, Alfred Hitchcock, and Jean-Luc Godard. In this groundbreaking study, Burnett combines biography with cultural history to uncover the roots of the auteur in the alternative cultural marketplace of midcentury France.

Colin Burnett is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He has published articles in Film History, Transnational Cinema(s), Studies in French Cinema, The Journal of American Studies, and New Review of Film and Television Studies, and written essays for Robert Bresson (Revised), The Routledg...
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Title:The Invention Of Robert Bresson: The Auteur And His Market
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Published:December 19, 2016
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780253024695

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