Paul Schrader: Transcendental Style in Film - Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer


Paul Schrader: Transcendental Style in Film – Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer


The acclaimed director of MISHIMA, AMERICAN GIGOLO, HARD CORE, BLUE COLLAR, CAT PEOPLE and also the screenwriter for TAXI DRIVER, Paul Schrader here analyzes the film style of three great directors – Yasajiro Ozu, Robert Bresson, Carl Dreyer – and posits a common dramatic language by these artists from divergent cultures. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, the transcendental style expresses a spiritual state with austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and editing that avoids editorial comment. This important book is an original contribution to film analysis and a key work by one of our most searching directors and writers.

„Schrader believes that directors from varies cultural backgrounds have, by their approach to specific films, created a common style to express the sacred, and that is commonality shows throug each director’s individual choice of subject and philosophical assumptions and can be recognized through detailed criticism.“
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Da Capo Press – ISBN: 3-306-80335-6

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