Robert Bresson: Ranked

I wanted to write pages and pages and pages about Bresson, but I just don't have the time to dedicate to these write-ups that I used to have. Still, Bresson is one of the most brilliant of all filmmakers. Tarkovsky adored him. He once said, "I am only interested in the views of two people: one is called Bresson and one called Bergman." And it seems he loved Bresson even more than Bergman. Bresson influenced so many filmmakers, from Tarkovsky to Tarr to Vlácil to Costa to Straub/Huillet, and many more. He is truly one of the ten or so most important figures in the history of cinema.

Bresson's particular brand of minimalism was completely unique. It was a novelty…

  • The Devil, Probably

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  • Diary of a Country Priest

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  • Au Hasard Balthazar

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  • Angels of Sin

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  • A Gentle Woman

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  • Mouchette

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  • L'Argent

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  • Lancelot of the Lake

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  • Four Nights of a Dreamer

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  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

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  • A Man Escaped

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  • Pickpocket

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  • The Trial of Joan of Arc

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  • Les Affaires publiques

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