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Jacques Rivette (Contemporary Film Directors)

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As a pioneer of the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette was one of a group of directors who permanently altered the world's perception of cinema by taking the camera out of the studios and into the streets. His films, including Paris nous appartient, Out 1: Noli me tangere, Céline et Julie vont en bateau--Phantom Ladies Over Paris, La belle noiseuse, Secret défense, and Va savoir are extraordinary combinations of intellectual depth, playfulness, and sensuous beauty.
 
In this study of Rivette, Mary M. Wiles provides a thorough account of the director's career from the burgeoning French New Wave to the present day, focusing on the theatricality of Rivette's films and his explorations of the relationship between cinema and fine arts such as painting, literature, music, and dance. Wiles also explores the intellectual interests that shaped Rivette's approach to film, including Sartre's existentialism, Barthes's structuralism, and the radical theater of the 1960s. The volume concludes with Wiles's insightful interview with Rivette.

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Mary M. Wiles is a lecturer in cinema studies at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252036651
Author:
Wiles, Mary M.
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Contemporary Film Directors
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 black and white photographs, filmogra
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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