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Jacques Rivette

Although François Truffaut has written that the New Wave began "thanks to Rivette," the films of this masterful French director are not well known. Rivette, like his "Cahiers du Cinéma" colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Eric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer, was something of a late bloomer as a director. ... See full bio »
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[on James Cameron] Cameron isn't evil, he's not an asshole like Spielberg. He wants to be the new De Mille. Unfortunately, he can't direct his way out of a paper bag. See more »

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His main sources of inspiration for L'amour fou (1969) were Les idoles (1968) (which starred the same actress, Bulle Ogier) and Pirandello's play 'To Find Oneself', of which he had attended a stage performance with Delphine Seyrig. See more »

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