DIGITAL: On the Back of Our Images, vol. I


DIGITAL: On the Back of Our Images, vol. I


by Luc Dardenne

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On the Back of Our Images is for creative people in any discipline, presenting a master artist’s mind at work, measuring sustained introspection against true and constant engagement with the world.

Available for the first time in English are Luc Dardenne’s diary entries as he and his brother work through their films—in effect, an extended lesson on conceptualization, collaboration, and execution—presented alongside their films’ scripts.


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Praise for On the Back of Our Images

I’m a great admirer of Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. When their pictures begin, they appear to be very simple and casually observed. By the time you get to the end, you realize that every single element of the cinema has been carefully integrated and calibrated, converging on a single point of redemptive illumination. This collection of Luc Dardenne’s shooting diaries and the scripts of three of their best pictures gives us a very special look at the shared creative process of these truly spiritual artists.
— Martin Scorsese
Nestled between the essays of Montaigne, Sontag’s diaries, and Bresson’s Notes on Cinematography , this intimate, contemplative, visceral book shows you what it takes to make a great film
— Milos Stehlik, Facets

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About the author

Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne are giants in contemporary world cinema, steadfastly radical in both principle and approach since they began writing, producing, and directing their films together in the 1970s. By winning the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival (the Palme d’Or) twice, they are in an elite club with only seven other directors.

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