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Jacques Rivette (1928–2016)


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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Known For

(1991)
The Gang of Four Director
(1989)
(2001)
L'amour fou Director
(1969)

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J. Rivette | Rivette
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[on All About Eve (1950)] I still think that Eve is a failed Broadway piece and that it's not for nothing that he [Joseph L. Mankiewicz] left after the first scene of [Jean] Cocteau's Monstres sacrés (which by the way is not a good Cocteau film) because as I see it, the first scene is so powerful that one cannot write the ending or, if one does, one is doomed to churn out a scenario à la ... See more »

Trivia:

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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Often directs period pieces See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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