The Invention of Robert Bresson: The Auteur and His Market

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Part I. Alternative Institutions31
1Under the Aegis of Surrealism: How a Publicity Artist Became the Manager of an Independent Film Company33
2The Rise of the Accursed: When Bresson Was Copresident of an Avant-Garde Ciné-Club64
Part II. Vanguard Forms95
3Purifying Cinema: The Provocations of Faithful Adaptation and First-Person Storytelling in “Ignace de Loyola” (1948) and Journal d’un curé de campagne (1951)97
4Theorizing the Image: Bresson’s Challenge to the Realists—Sparse Set Design, Acting, and Photography from Les anges du péché (1943) to Une femme douce (1969)138
5Vernacularizing Rhythm: Bresson and the Shift Toward Dionysian Temporalities—Plot Structure and Editing from Journal d’un curé de campagne (1951) to L’argent (1983)194
Afterword238
Selected Bibliography245
Index263

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