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"Au Hasard Balthazar"


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Some people don't like it, Fred, and I am one of them. The donkey is great, but Bresson "proves" his hypothesis that people are basically evil and that grace is an unmerited gift (as in Calvinism or the 17th-century French Catholic version, Jansenism) by making people act, well, basically evil. The director identifies totally with his lofty, remote, and all-powerful deity.

 

I like some of Bresson's other films a lot, especially *A Man Escaped*, where human beings still have some capacity for goodness, the director is willing to cast attractive and talented people, and the deity he worships is good as well as powerful.

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"Stylistically, Bresson was an advocate of what he called "pure cinematography," a filmmaking technique divorced from any connection to the stage to focus entirely on the creation of images. He tried to drain the acting from his actors, often doing as many as 50 takes until they were too worn out to force any emotion."

 

-was also kinda put off by the the 'deadness' of the actors

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