Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
"Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye offers insight into the artistic process documenting a man who approached photography with one simple directive: To seize the moment."
- San Francisco Bay Guardian
Heinz Butler's Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye is a mature, evocative biography of the man considered to the the greatest photographer of the last centure 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.
"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition 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 has 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 simplicity of expression."
- Directors: Heinz Bütler
- Writers: Heinz Bütler
- Producers: Heinz Bütler, Agnes Sire, Wolfgang Frei
- Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English, French, Italian
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Palm Pictures / Umvd
- DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
- Run Time: 72 minutes