The December 1999 death of Robert Bresson at the age of ninety-two represents the virtual end of the post-World War II era of internationally known film directors. Although Bresson never found the broad audience that made Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini household names, his reputation among movie professionals-Jean-Luc Godard called him "the Mozart of French cinema"-guarantees that his work will continue to be studied, especially by...
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