By Owen Gleiberman
January 11, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

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He rarely allowed himself to be interviewed, but Henri Cartier-Bresson, here nearing 100, comes off as a marvelous, spritely, and companionable figure in Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye. With eyes that glow like Yoda’s, and a bald head that recalls his fellow humanistic giants Jean Renoir and Henry Miller, Cartier-Bresson, arguably the most influential photographer who ever lived, recalls how he caught, over and over again, the Moment. His work is really a series of global verité portraits — of leisure and war, of celebrity and daily life — that he somehow memorialized with a light and compositional richness to rival Rembrandt. The Impassioned Eye makes that genius disarmingly accessible.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

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  • Movie
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  • Unrated
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  • 72 minutes
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