Jacques Rivette (1928–2016)


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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 Éric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer, was something of a late bloomer as a director. ... See full bio »

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(age 87) in Paris, France

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Who Knows? Director
(2001)
L'amour fou Director
(1969)
The Gang of Four Director
(1989)

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. Rivette | Rivette

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Marilù Parolini  (divorced) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on television] I have no relation with television. It's not a willed refusal. First, because I'm never at home; there too, it's a question of lifestyle. I have on occasion seen films on television at friends' homes, and since I'm not used to it, I've always had the impression that I was not watching the film, that I was seeing something else, a reflection . . . It was not a real connection! I ... See more »

Trivia:

His 10 favourite movies are: The Life of Oharu (1952), Germany Year Zero (1948), True Heart Susie (1919), Sunrise (1927), The River (1951), Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) and Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot (1958) (tied for the sixth place), L'Atalante (1934), Day of Wrath (1943), Monsieur Verdoux (1947) and Confidential Report (1955). See more »

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Usually directs movies of considerable length See more »

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Pisces

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