Notes on the Cinematographer (Sun and Moon Classics) (Green Integer) Paperback – 12 Aug 2009
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This crummy little edition, which I've owned for about a decade, is a letdown. It's just wrong.
So if you're interested in it, you should buy it while it's available. It seems to go on sale sporadically in limited stock. And for $6 it's a great deal.
It's a small little book with a lot of different notes in it. Each page has about 4 or 5 notes. It sort of resembles a book of quotes. It's definitely not a collection of essays on filmmaking. Some of the notes can be a bit redundant with the same idea said over again in a slightly different way. But there are a lot of inspirational little tidbits and guide posts in there that make it a good read. You can read it straight-through but i feel like it's best to have it somewhere handy and occasionally open it up to a random page and read a few of the notes when you need a little bit of inspiration.
If you like Bresson's work or you're a filmmaker interested in his style, i think you'll enjoy it.
Don't expect a great read. Just a little advice book from one of the greats.
YOU CAN BUY THIS BOOK DIRECTLY FROM THE PUBLISHER (greeninteger.com) FOR ONLY $10! Don't sucker in to these jacked up prices. The marketplace sellers are trying to rip you off.
That aside, this is a wonderful, expressionistic mini-tome with haiku-like meditations on cinema as perplexing visual art. Highly recommended (but only if you get it for a reasonable price).
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