“The Devil jumped into her mouth.

Don’t show the devil jumping into her mouth.”

Notes on Cinematography by Robert BressonParaphrased from an older English translation of Robert Bresson’s Notes On Cinematography.

I always tried to make sure I had copy of this book on hand. They came and went. I lent them or gave them then replaced them.

In the 90s a new little pocket sized version appeared on Green Integer with what I assume was a better translation – Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson. God I loved that little book.

And now that essential little beauty of a book is out of print.

Notes on the cinematography by Robert BressonNow when it’s needed more than ever since there is a Bresson Retrospective at The PFA.

At least I still have a PDF of Notes on Cinematography. And you can too. Just right click, control click, click click or whatever you do on this bit of link text here and Bob’s your uncle.

Enjoy.