Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye.
Directed by Heinz Butler.
Palm Pictures, New York, 2003.
Heinz Butler's Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye is a mature, evocative biography of a man considered to be the greatest photographer of the last century and the grandfather of photojournalism. Interviews with Cartier-Bresson himself, Isabelle Huppert, Arthur Miller and other cultural luminaries are woven into this indelible portrait of an icon of both photography and the world. Seventy-two minutes.
'For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intution and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to 'give a meaning' to the world, one hs to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at the simplicity of expression.'
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