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Jacques Rivette
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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, Celine et Julie vont en bateau--Phantom Ladies Over Paris, La belle noiseuse, Secret defense, and Va savoir are extraordinary combinations of intellectual depth, playfulness, and sensuous beauty._x000B__x000B_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._x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Moving Backstage: The Films of Jacques Rivette
  2. p. 1
  1. The Apprentice Years: Aux quatre coins, Le quadrille, Le divertissement, and Le coup du berger
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. From Shakespeare to Sartre: Paris nous appartient
  2. pp. 8-22
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  1. From the Literary Text to the Tableaux: La religieuse, Hurlevent, La belle noiseuse, and La belle noiseuse: Divertimento
  2. pp. 22-40
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  1. A Revolution in Realism, Reflexivity, and Oneiric Reverie: Jean Renoir, L'amour fou, Out 1: Noli me tangere, and Out 1: Spectre
  2. pp. 41-61
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  1. Sounding Out the Operatic: Les filles du feu (Duelle and Noroit), Merry-Go-Round, and Le Pont du Nord
  2. pp. 61-77
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  1. Reenvisioning Genres: Haut bas fragile, Jeanne la pucelle, Secret defense, and Va savoir
  2. pp. 77-98
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  1. An Occult Theatricality: Celine et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris, L'amour par terre, La bande des quatre, Histoire de Marie et Julien
  2. pp. 98-127
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  1. Returning, Departing: Ne touchez pas la hache and 36 vues du Pic Saint Loup
  2. pp. 127-138
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  1. An Interview with Jacques Rivette
  2. pp. 139-149
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 151-162
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 163-170
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 171-179
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  1. About the Author, Further Reading, Production Notes
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