My Gleanings

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Robert Bresson on Jean-Luc Godard (1970)

This short exchange is from a Robert Bresson interview which is available on-line

Interviewer: That reminds me of Godard. He makes bad films, but he defends them so interestingly.
Bresson: His films are interesting. He upsets the official cinema, which cares only for profits. He taught films how to use disorder.
Interviewer: Don't you think his purpose is more important than the individual results - which aren't very good?
Bresson: When he uses professional actors, I don't like his films, but when he doesn't, he makes the best that can be seen.

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