Constructive Editing in Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket

How do editors make sure the viewer knows where everything is located in the space of a scene? David Bordwell demonstrates different ways editors deal with this challenge, highlighting Robert Bresson’s use of constructive editing in his 1959 film, Pickpocket.


Case Studies: How Editing Shapes the Story


Criterion Collection


Arthouse


Crime/Drama


Robert Bresson