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Jacques Rivette, 1928 - 2016

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The legendary filmmaker has passed away at the age of 87. Here is the Notebook's coverage of Jacques Rivette, over the years:David Phelps on Céline and Julie Go BoatingDaniel Kasman on Don't Touch the Axe, Around a Small Mountain, DuelleGlenn Kenny on Joan the Maid, La religieuseMiriam Bale on Le pont du NordIgnatiy Vishnevetsky on Paris Belongs to UsTed Fendt on Paris s'en vaCristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin on Out 1 Jonathan Rosenbaum & Kevin B. Lee on Out 1Chris Luscri on Out 1Covadonga G. Lahera & Joel Bocko on Out 1Christopher Small on The Duchess of Langeais, Joan the Maid, Paris Belongs to Us, L'amour fou, Duelle, The Story of Mary and Julien, Céline and Julie Go BoatingAdrian Curry on the posters of Jacques RivetteCarlo Chatrian on (Three Reasons For) Remembering Jacques Rivette
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Jacques Rivette, Master of the French New Wave, Dies at 87

Jacques Rivette, Master of the French New Wave, Dies at 87
Jacques Rivette, the Cahiers du Cinema critic and director of "The Nun" (1966), "L'amour fou" (1969), "Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1974), Cannes Grand Prix winner "La belle noiseuse" (1991), and other classics of the French cinema — more than 20 features in all — died Friday morning at home in Paris. He had Alzheimer's disease, the New York Times reported his producer Martine Marignac as saying, while the French culture minister, on Twitter, called today one of "profound sadness." He was 87. Along with Cahiers colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Eric Rohmer, Rivette reinvented both film and film criticism in the 1950s, 1960s, and beyond. Truffaut may have been correct that the French New Wave began "thanks to Rivette" — his 1961 film "Paris Belongs to Us," inspired by Italian neorealist Roberto Rossellini, was shot in 1958, after Chabrol's "Le Beau Serge" but...
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Locarno 2015. Day 5

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Spanish director José Luis Guerín is best known in the States for his pseudo-fictional love letter to women-watching In the City of Sylvia, but in fact is a prolific documentary filmmaker and has brought with him to Locarno the lovely and elegant pseudo-documentary L’Accademia delle Muse. Playful and clever as ever, Guerín has collaborated with Professor Raffaele Pinto and several actresses, perhaps students, to stage a false course in philology. The class, populated almost entirely by women, discusses the nature, influence and meaning of muses in poetry, and what starts as seemingly a documentary on this classroom, its teacher and a few select students, subtly evolves into a drama of words and unseen actions.The issues at stake as discourse in the class—what desire means, if it has to be sexual, the difference between a woman and a muse, how a lover influences the beloved and vice versa
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Locarno to Honor French Actress Bulle Ogier, Favorite of Rivette, Chabrol and Fassbinder

Locarno to Honor French Actress Bulle Ogier, Favorite of Rivette, Chabrol and Fassbinder
The 68th Locarno Film Festival will honor international cinema nonpareil Bulle Ogier, 75, with a Pardo alla carriera, the Swiss festival's annual lifetime achievement prize. A selection of films and a conversation with the audience will accompany the tribute. With this award the festival looks back at the legacy of the Nouvelle Vague and its most iconic figures, including past recipients Anna Karina and Jean-Pierre Léaud. A stage actress before moving to film, Bulle Ogier (née Marie-France Thielland) broke out in Jacques Rivette's "L'amour fou" (1969). This sparked a collaboration on six more films including "Celine and Julie Go Boating," "Pont du Nord" and "Gang of Four." Major European directors continued to cast her in films, from Luis Bunuel, Rw Fassbinder and Manoel de Oliveira to Claude Chabrol and Claude Lelouch, as well as her husband Barbet SchroederAlain Tanner's 1971 Swiss drama...
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Out 1 Solitaire

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This video essay collaboration on Jacques Rivette's Out 1 is the second entry in the Out 1 Video Essay Project commissioned by the Melbourne International Film Festival. The first entry, by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin, can be found here.

The following "messages" were sent to Kevin B. Lee as part of the preparatory work for our video Out 1 Solitaire:

Part of the impact of Out 1 derives from the way it captures several aspects of transatlantic 60s counterculture, but the differences between North America and France during this period are telling. Psychedelic drug culture hadn't yet made many discernible inroads, although things we associate with that culture—especially LSD trips and changing perceptions of duration—seem present in some form, especially in Colin's solipsistic fantasies and preoccupations and some of the "tribal" rituals of the theater group's exercises. Politics were also perceived differently, above all because of the experience of
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Alternate Versions: 1.25 Years of (Documented) Speculation

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Watch On Spec (David Phelps, 2012, 23') online:

http://vimeo.com/55713368

Notes

Notas (traducidas)

On Spec is being distributed by Lumière and is available to watch online December 19, 2012 - January 2, 2012

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All audio recorded 12/13/12 at approximately 1am

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Credits (approx 60-90 seconds)

Credits are written out by hand on a blank notepad. “Specters of the Age (Myths/Comedies): On Spec,” “August 17, 2011,” “Credit,” (with names) “Thank you,” (with names). Quote: “Owe a bank a thousand dollars, the bank owns you. Owe a bank one hundred million dollars, you own the bank.” — American proverb

—Outline for On Spec, 8/16/11



"...But, as my first (film) film, it’s a start, even if trying to extract some trace of something redeemingly real from this speculative world seems as dubious a venture, in 2012, as not trying at all. "

—Notes to On Spec, August 20, 2012

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"Went to Ma today to color-correct [film], and good thing too: guy would have naturalized it all,
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Daily Briefing. Senses of Cinema 61 and More of the Best of 2011

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Bulle Ogier and Jacques Rivette on the set of L'Amour fou

Photo by Pierre Zucca

In the last issue of Senses of Cinema, Daniel Fairfax reviewed Douglas Morrey and Alison Smith's Jacques Rivette, and now, for Issue 61, Mary Wiles has allowed the editors to choose a chapter from her forthcoming Jacques Rivette. Rolando Caputo's decided to go with the one on L'amour fou (1969) for a number of reasons, but primarily because "the film seems the point of historical conjunction between the end of one wave and the coming of a second wave of filmmakers that washed up in its undertow. At a stretch, one can see the shadow of this film on the cinema of Jean Eustache, Maurice Pialat, Philippe Garrel and others. L'amour fou is a great and wondrous film." And he's running Rivette's 1950 essay "We Are Not Innocent Anymore" as well.

Also in this issue: Marko Bauer,
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Film Society Fetes Nyff's Upcoming 50th with Retrospective

Film Society Fetes Nyff's Upcoming 50th with Retrospective
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hailing the pending 50th anniversary of its New York Film Festival in 2012 with a series of classics of the big screen, many introduced at Nyff. With the current lineup continuing through February, Fslc has been delighting the devoted with a film from each year of the festival, bringing to the screen some of cinema's rarest holy grails, like Jacques Rivette's four-plus-hour "L'Amour Fou" and Gleb Panfilov's "The Debut." Highlights of the retrospective's January-February line-up include two of Jonathan Demme's earlier films as well as the classic children's film "The Black Stallion" and Andrzej Wajda's controversial "Man of Iron." The schedule of screenings set for the rest of the series in 2012 will be announced at a later date. Full film schedule follows with descriptions and credits provided by the Film Society of Lincoln Center: Ali: Fear...
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Watch: Trailer For Errol Morris' Exceptional Documentary 'Tabloid'

The theaters might be dominated at present by big, expensive action flicks, but for those after more thought-provoking cinema, it's looking to be an excellent summer for documentaries. Already we've seen the likes of "The Arbor," "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff" and "L'Amour Fou," and even more exciting prospects are coming down the pipe, including "Page One," "Buck," "Project Nim" and "Beats, Rhymes & Life." But one of the most anticipated is one that many of The Playlist team have already checked out: "Tabloid," the excellent latest project from Errol Morris, the man behind classics like "The…
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New to Theatres This Weekend: Priest, Bridesmaids, Everything Must Go

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This weekend at the box office it's a battle between the first big comedy of the summer and the second comic book movie of the summer. Will Bridesmaids be able to attract both men and women? Will Priest be any better than Legion? It seems unlikely that either film will bring down Thor, but hey, you never know. In select theatres, look for the Will Ferrell dramedy Everything Must Go, Sundance hit Hesher starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman, and the underground dancing drama Go For It!. What will you be checking out this weekend? Priest [1] Bridesmaids [2] Everything Must Go [3] (limited) Hesher [4] (limited) Go For It! [5] (limited) Skateland [6] (limited) Cameraman: The Work and Life of Jack Cardiff [7] (limited) The First Grader [8] (limited) How to Live Forever [9] (limited) L'amour fou [10] (limited) City of Life and Death [11] [1] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822847/ [2] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478338/ [3] http://www.imdb.
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Read How Alec Baldwin Spent His Week

Read How Alec Baldwin Spent His Week
The mercurial Alec Baldwin has written up a diary of his last week of social events over at Huffington Post, which includes seeing The Motherf***er With the Hat on Broadway and potential summer sleeper film L'Amour Fou at the Tribeca Film Festival. Notably absent from his blogged recounting? That wildly funny Q&A Baldwin did with Doug Liman at Tribeca. [Huffington Post]
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Today on indieWIRE: Edward Burns Talks Indie Film, Tribeca Doles Out Awards & More

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Filed under: 'Fone Finds

Today on indieWIRE: Edward Burns talked indie filmmaking, 'L'amour fou' director talked fashion and Tribeca dolled out awards.

Tribeca Film Festival vet and indie stalwart Edward Burns stopped by the Apple Store in SoHo for Apple and indieWIRE's "Meet the Tribeca Filmmaker" series to talk about his low-budgeted romantic dramedy, 'Newlyweds,' which is closing the festival on Saturday.

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Toronto Film Festival 2010 Complete Roundup

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Toronto Film Festival 2010 Complete Roundup
Filed under: Toronto Film Festival, Cinematical

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end, showcasing a slew of Hollywood's most anticipated fall films -- especially noteworthy after such a bleak summer -- and indie gems you'll have to hunt for over the next few years. 'The King's Speech,' 'Rabbit Hole,' and 'Black Swan' are just a few of the hot titles that drew buzz this year. We've already reported that 'The King's Speech' won the coveted People's Choice Award, but what about the rest?

First, attendees also got to vote on the best Midnight Madness flick and documentary. Jim Mickle's 'Stake Land' -- showcasing a post-apocalyptic America after a vampiric epidemic -- won the former, while Sturla Gunnarsson's environment-centric 'Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie' won the latter. Shawn Ku's 'Beautiful Boy' (a school shooting aftermath story
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Tiff 2010: Jim Mickle’s Stake Land Receives Midnight Madness Audience Award

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With Tiff 2010 now at a close, it's time for a quick awards round-up for you guys. Pertaining to our beloved genre, we're happy to announce that Jim Mickle’s Stake Land took home the Midnight Madness Audience Award at the show, beating out some pretty tough competition in The Vanishing on 7th Street, Insidious and more. Congrats to Mickle and company! Read on for more winners.

Tiff 2010 Award Winners

Award For Best Canadian Short Film

The award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to Vincent Biron for Les Fleurs de l'âge, which explores a summer day for a regular group of school kids. The jury remarked: “Director Vincent Biron manages to take a moment of an ordinary childhood summer and render unforgettable art from it. This gem of a film captured the jury’s hearts with its quiet, poignant, but also vivid and wonderfully sympathetic portrayal of ‘a day in
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Tiff: The People Speak.

Unlike many of the A-list festivals, Toronto does not do the big celebrity jury thing to hand out their awards. So it's up to festivalgoers to vote and the Audience Awards result. This is why, roughly speaking, the Tiff winner usually goes on to Oscar success, popularity being the key to both honors. This year's winner The King's Speech can now follow the same path as famous films before it like Whale Rider, Precious or Slumdog Millionaire. We already suspected, long before it screened anywhere (it was among my Early Bird predictions in April) that this would be an Oscar hit.

Audience Awards

Feature: The Kings Speech by Tom Hooper

Can we just give Colin Firth the best actor statue now? Given the momentum from last year, don't you think there's no way they're not going to hand him the statue this year? We might be looking at a boring
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'King's Speech' wins Tiff audience award

'King's Speech' wins Tiff audience award
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Toronto -- The odds on Colin Firth grabbing the best actor Oscar improved Sunday as Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" picked up the top audience award, the Cadillac People's Choice Award, at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto festival director Piers Handling branded "Speech," which the Weinstein Co. will release stateside Nov. 26, as one of his "personal favorites" in this year's lineup and praised the performances of Firth and co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

"It is a very, very moving story," he said of Hooper's portrait of the father of Queen Elizabeth II.

"Speech" will look to follow a host of festival titles including "Precious," "Slumdog Millionaire," "No Country for Old Men," "Crash," and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that rode goodwill from Toronto's top audience award to Oscar success.

This year's class of Oscar contenders coming out of Toronto includes Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan,
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Stake Land And The King's Speech Win Toronto.

Dear Mpi / Dark Sky: The audience at the Toronto International Film Festival has spoken and they would like you to put Jim Mickle's Stake Land on as many screens as possible at your earliest opportunity. Thank you.

The Toronto International Film Festival announced their award winners today and taking home the big guns - the Cadillac People's Choice Awards - were Tom Hooper's The King's Speech for the main festival prize and Jim Mickle's Stake Land for the Midnight Madness award. Though I missed King's Speech I can definitely say that the award to Stake Land is very well deserved, Mickle delivering on the promise of Mulberry Street with a picture that places him on a very short list of the best American horror directors today.

Taking other awards were Vincent Biron's Les Fleurs De L'Age (Best Canadian Short), Deborah Chow's The High Cost Of Living
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'The King's Speech' Takes Top Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival

Colin Firth in The King's Speech

Photo: The Weinstein Co. It was just announced that Tom Hooper's The King's Speech has taken the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush was one of five films I gave a grade in the A-range to during the festival. In my review I wrote: The most wonderful thing about The King's Speech has little to do with the hardships at hand, the threat of World War II or the speech impediment of King George VI. Of course, these are the important factors that allow the film to move from Point A to Point B, but it's the friendship that forms between King George [Firth] and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue [Rush] that absolutely moves you. Add this aspect of the story to the trials King George must face and you have one of
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Tiff 2010 Guest List

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The following is a partial list of actors/celebrity guests expected to attend the 35th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), September 9-19.

Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Amanda Plummer, Amber Heard, Amy Madigan, Barry Pepper, Bill Gates, Bill Murray, Bill Pullman, Blake Lively, Bob Hoskins, Bruce Greenwood, Bruce Springsteen, Carey Mulligan, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Plummer, Clive Owen, Colin Firth, David Suzuki, Dwight Yoakam, Edward Norton, Ellen Page, Emma Roberts, Emma Stone, Fisher Stevens, Geoffrey Rush, Harvey Keitel, Helen Mirren, Hilary Swank, James Caan, James Franco, Jason Jones, Javier Bardem, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Renner, Jill Hennessy, Jon Hamm, Jon Lovitz, Keanu Reeves, Kelly Preston, Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern, Liv Tyler, Malin Akerman, Maria Bello, Marion Cotillard, Martin Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Matt Damon, Megan Fox, Mélanie Laurent, Michael C. Hall, Michael Moore, Mickey Rourke, Milla Jovovich, Minnie Driver, Miranda Richardson, Molly Parker, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Newton-John, Paul Giamatti,
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The Complete 2010 Toronto International Film Festival Line-up

Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower The Toronto International Film Festival has added even more films to their line-up today as the complete line-up was announced, which ended up causing the festival's server to crash, but I was lucky enough to get in and get out before missing out on the information.

First off, the festival's Mavericks line-up is quite interesting, which includes a series of guest presentations and this year will see Edward Norton interview Bruce Springsteen, NBA All-Star and native Canadian Steve Nash will present his hour-long film Into the Wind, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will talk with the audience as his Cannes Palm d'Or-winning film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives was just added to the Masters programme, Ken Loach and Paul Laverty will be interviewed by Michael Moore on politics and cinema and Philip Seymour Hoffman will have his own panel. Also on hand will be Bill Gates,
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