- Rivette, Jacques
(Jacques Lorris / March I, 1928, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France - )He settled in Paris in 1949 and spent a lot of time watching films at the Cinémathèque Française. In 1950, he co-founded with Jean-Luc Godard, Eric Rohmer, and François Truffaut a review, La Gazette du Cinéma, which died after five issues. In 1953, he started writing in Les Cahiers du Cinéma and was the review's chief editor from 1963 to 1965. He worked as a cinematographer on several shorts directed by the future New Wave directors (1954 Bérénice, Eric Rohmer; 1955 Une Visite, François Truffaut; 1956 La Sonate à Kreutzer, Eric Rohmer). Seen as himself in several documentaries (1994 Jacques Rivette, le Veilleur, Claire Denis, Serge Daney; 2007 Alfred Hitchcock et la Nouvelle Vague, TV documentary, Jean-Jacques Bernard), he also appeared in a few motion pictures (1950 Le Château de Verre / L'amante di una notteF René Clément, France / Italy; 1979 La Mémoire courte, Edu-ardo de Gregorio; 1995 Lumière et Compagnie / Lumiere y compania / Lumiere and Company, Sarah Moon segment, France / Spain / Denmark / Sweden).Filmography◘ Aux Quatre Coins (unreleased 16-mm short)◘ Le Quadrille (unreleased 16-mm short)1952 ◘ Le Divertissement (unreleased 16-mm short)1956 ◘ Le Coup du Berger / USA: Fool's Mate (short; also screenwriter, dialogist)1961 ◘ Paris nous appartient / UK: Paris Is Ours / USA: Paris Belongs to Us (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; shot in 1958-1959)1967 ◘ La Religieuse / Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse de Diderot / USA: The Nun (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; shot in 1965)1969 ◘ L'Amour fou (also co-screenwriter, dialogist; shot in 1967)1970 ◘ Out One: noli me tangere (also co-screenwriter; unreleased)1974 ◘ Out One: Spectre (shortened version of Out One: Noli me tangere; also co-screenwriter; shot in 1970)◘ Céline et Julie vont en Bateau / USA: Celine and Julie Go Boating (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)◘ Essai sur l'Agression (short)◘ Naissance et Mort de Prométhée (medium-length; also screenwriter)1975 ◘ Noroît—Le Vengeur (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, editor; unreleased)◘ Marie et Julien (unfinished)1976 ◘ Duelle (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)1982 ◘ Paris s'en va (short)◘ Le Pont du Nord (also co-screenwriter; shot in 1980)1983 ◘ Merry-Go-Round (also co-screenwriter; shot in 1977)◘ L'Amour par Terre / USA: Love on the Ground (also co-screenwriter)◘ Hurlevent / USA: Wuthering Heights (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)1989 ◘ La Bande des Quatre / USA: The Gang of Four / US DVD: Gang of Four (also co-screenwriter; shot in 1987)1991 ◘ La Belle Noiseuse / USA: Divertimento (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)1994 ◘ Jeanne la Pucelle (two parts: "Les Batailles" / UK and USA: "Joan the Maid I: The Battles", also actor; "Les Prisons" / UK and USA: "Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons", also screenwriter; shot in 1992-1993)1995 ◘ Haut bas fragile / USA: Up, Down, Fragile (also co-screenwriter, actor)◘ Lumière et Compagnie / Lumiere y compania / Lumiere and Company (segment "Jacques Rivette / Paris"; France / Italy / Denmark / Sweden)1998 ◘ Secret Défense / USA: Secret Defense (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)2001 ◘ Va savoir / Chi lo sa? / Va savoir—Keiner weiss mehr / USA: Va savoir (Who Knows?) (also co-screenwriter; France / Italy / Germany)2003 ◘ Histoire de Marie et Julien / Storia di Marie e Julien / UK and USA: The Story of Marie and Julien (also co-screenwriter; France / Italy)2007 ◘ Ne touchez pas à la Hache / La Duchessa di Langeais / UK: Don't Touch the Axe / USA and Canada: The Duchess of Langeais (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)Television Filmography◘ Cinéastes de notre Temps (documentary; episode "Portrait de Michel Simon par Jean Renoir ou Portrait de Jean Renoir par Michel Simon ou La Direction d'Acteurs: Dialogue")◘ Cinéastes de notre Temps (documentary; episode "Jean Renoir le Patron"; three parts: "La Recherche du Relatif", "La Direction d'Acteur", "La Règle et l'Exception")
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.