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Tarantino on Ophuls in DJANGO UNCHAINED

[American Cinematographer, January 2013.]

One Response to “Tarantino on Ophuls in DJANGO UNCHAINED”

  1. Not David Bordwell says:

    Between this, the soundtrack, and the McTeague image, you seem to have seen more and appreciated better what’s actually in DJANGO UNCHAINED than 90% of what I have read online. I already bitched about this on Twitter, but the Tal Rosenberg review in the Reader is an embarrassing hatchet job.

    Anyway, thanks for these posts and for steering me to Steven Boone and Odie Henderson, two bruvas I’m going to look forward to reading from now on.

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DENNIS COOPER

The next thing that really changed my world and thoroughly influenced my writing were the films of Robert Bresson. When I discovered them in the late seventies, I felt I had found the final ingredient I needed to write the fiction I wanted to write.

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What was the final ingredient?

DENNIS COOPER

Recognizing that the films were entirely about emotion and, to me, ­ profoundly moving while, at the same time, stylistically inexpressive and monotonic. On the surface, they were nothing but style, and the style was extremely rigorous to boot, but they seemed almost transparent and purely content driven. Bresson’s use of untrained nonactors influenced my concentration on characters who are amateurs or noncharacters or characters who are ill equipped to handle the job of manning a story line or holding the reader’s attention in a conventional way. Altogether, I think Bresson’s films had the greatest influence on my work of any art I’ve ever encountered. In fact, the first fiction of mine that was ever published was a chapbook called “Antoine Monnier,” which was a god-awful, incompetent attempt to rewrite Bresson’s film Le diable ­probablement as a pornographic novella. So I came to writing novels through a channel that included experimental fiction, poetry, and nonliterary influences pretty much exclusively. I never read normal novels with any real interest or close attention.
~ Dennis Cooper Discovers Bresson

The whole world within reach.
~ Filmmaker Peter Hutton

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