The Prayer by Leslie Marcus
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
Neither beautify nor uglify. Do not denature.
Silence, musical by an effect of resonance. The last syllable of the last word, or the last noise, like a held note.
– Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematopgrapher
(Trans. Jonathan Griffin)