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Jacques Rivette
 
Date of birth: 01 March 1928
Date of death: Alive (or unknown)
Country Of Origin: France
Profession:

Film Director

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    Jacques Rivette (born March 1, 1928) is a French film director. With Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette is considered to be the most experimental of the French New Wave directors. Like Godard, he had a background in film criticism, but he also loved popular American cinema, especially genre directors such as Robert Aldrich and Frank Tashlin. Rivette's stories progress in unconventional ways - often following multiple plot lines that can be romantic, mysterious, and comic all at o .... (More...)
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And I took a long time to appreciate Lynch.

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And the fact that I see so many films really seems to amaze certain people.

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And Twin Peaks, the Film is the craziest film in the history of cinema. I have no idea what happened, I have no idea what I saw, all I know is that I left the theater floating six feet above the ground.

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Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films.

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For me, the film has to be incredibly bad to make me want to pack up and leave.

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I guess I like a lot of directors. Or at least I try to.

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If I do something sub-Hitchcock, I'm already very happy.

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If you want to call Secret Defense a policier, it doesn't bother me. It's just that it's a policier without any cops.

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Many filmmakers pretend that they never see anything, which has always seemed odd to me.

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Of course we thought about it when we made Secret Defense, even if dramatically, our film is Vertigo in reverse.

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One play by Moliere might be less good than another, but it is vital and exciting in relation to the entire oeuvre.

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Their films would probably be better if they'd seen a few more films, which runs counter to this idiotic theory that you run the risk of being influenced if you see too much.

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When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980.

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Whereas with Sirk, everything is always filmed. No matter what the script, he's always a real director.

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