Touching God: The Novels of Georges Bernanos in the Films of Robert Bresson

Touching God: The Novels of Georges Bernanos in the Films of Robert Bresson

by Beth Kathryn Curran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820478261

ISBN-13: 9780820478265

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Robert Bresson (1901-1999), one of the most original film-makers in the history of cinema, adapted two novels by Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), Journal d’un curé de campagne and Nouvelle Histoire de Mouchette. The Catholic novelist Bernanos and the spiritual filmmaker Bresson, each in his own way, articulate grace and redemption through

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Robert Bresson (1901-1999), one of the most original film-makers in the history of cinema, adapted two novels by Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), Journal d’un curé de campagne and Nouvelle Histoire de Mouchette. The Catholic novelist Bernanos and the spiritual filmmaker Bresson, each in his own way, articulate grace and redemption through the suffering and death of their heroes/heroines. As a result, the reader and the spectator come to sense the presence of God in all four works. Bresson’s techniques are presented and analyzed, as well as his later move to films without grace and redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820478265
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures Series, #144
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The hero's spiritual destiny in Bernanos' Journal d'un cure de campagne5
Ch. 2The hero's inner drama in Bresson's Journal d'un cure de campagne29
Ch. 3The heroine's redemption in Bernanos' Nouvelie Histoire de Mouchette65
Ch. 4The heroine's salvation in Bresson's Mouchette85

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