robert bresson,

dramatic stories should be thrown out. they have nothing whatsoever to do with cinema.

it seems to me that when one tries to do something dramatic with film, one is like a man who tries to hammer with a saw. film would have been marvelous if there hadn’t been dramatic art to get in the way.

robert bresson, the question: interview with robert bresson by jean-luc godard and michael delahaye,” cashiers du cinéma in english, No. 8 p.12).