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Jacques Rivette

Rivette in 2006
Born Jacques Pierre Louis Rivette
(1928-03-01)1 March 1928
Rouen, France
Died 29 January 2016(2016-01-29) (aged 87)
Paris, France
Cause of death Alzheimer’s disease
Nationality French
Occupation Film director, film critic, theatrical director
Years active 1948–2009
Known for L’amour fou
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Celine and Julie Go Boating
Le Pont du Nord
La Belle Noiseuse
Movement French New Wave
Spouse(s) Marilù Parolini (divorced)
Véronique Manniez-Rivette (his death)
Awards

Sutherland Trophy
Grand Prix
Prix Méliès

Whereas with Sirk, everything is always filmed. No matter what the script, he's always a real director.
Jacques Rivette
I guess I like a lot of directors. Or at least I try to.
When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980.
Jacques Rivette
Their films would probably be better if they'd seen a few more films, which runs counter to this idiotic theory that you run the risk of being influenced if you see too much.
Jacques Rivette
Many filmmakers pretend that they never see anything, which has always seemed odd to me.
Jacques Rivette
And I took a long time to appreciate Lynch.
And the fact that I see so many films really seems to amaze certain people.
Jacques Rivette
And Twin Peaks, the Film is the craziest film in the history of cinema. I have no idea what happened, I have no idea what I saw, all I know is that I left the theater floating six feet above the ground.
Jacques Rivette
Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films.
Jacques Rivette
For me, the film has to be incredibly bad to make me want to pack up and leave.
Jacques Rivette