Book cover The Invention of Robert Bresson

The Invention of Robert Bresson

The Auteur and His Market

Robert Bresson, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles — in the film world, these directors are called ­“auteurs,” genius filmmakers who ­answered to no one but their work. ­Challenging that idea — at least in Bresson’s case — is Colin Burnett, ­assistant professor of film and media studies, with his new book, The Invention of Robert Bresson. Bresson was an elusive filmmaker in France, but the book reveals he was still heavily influenced by the cultural forces of his time.

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