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Jacques Rivette

Mary M. Wiles

Published by University of Illinois Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780252036651
Published online April 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780252093722 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5406/illinois/9780252036651.001.0001
Jacques Rivette

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As a pioneer of the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette was one of a group of directors who permanently altered the world's perception of cinema by taking the camera out of the studios and into the streets. His films, including Paris nous appartient, Out 1: Noli me tangere, Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris, La belle noiseuse, Secret défense, and Va savoir are extraordinary combinations of intellectual depth, playfulness, and sensuous beauty. This book provides a thorough account of the director's career from the burgeoning French New Wave to the present day, focusing on the theatricality of Rivette's films and his explorations of the relationship between cinema and fine arts such as painting, literature, music, and dance. The book also explores the intellectual interests that shaped Rivette's approach to film, including Sartre's existentialism, Barthes's structuralism, and the radical theater of the 1960s. The volume concludes with an insightful interview with Rivette.

Keywords: French New Wave; Jacques Rivette; cinema; film director; radical theater

Book.  200 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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