Quotation by Robert Bresson

My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: On Looks," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
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