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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. ---->>>

When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980. ---->>>

And the fact that I see so many films really seems to amaze certain people. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

And I took a long time to appreciate Lynch. ---->>>

For me, the film has to be incredibly bad to make me want to pack up and leave. ---->>>

I guess I like a lot of directors. Or at least I try to. ---->>>

Many filmmakers pretend that they never see anything, which has always seemed odd to me. ---->>>

Whereas with Sirk, everything is always filmed. No matter what the script, he's always a real director. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: 03-01, 1928
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Die: 2016-01-29
Occupation: Director

Jacques Rivette (French: [ʒak ʁivɛt]; 1 March 1928 – 29 January 2016) was a French film director and film critic most commonly associated with the French New Wave and the film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. He made twenty-nine films, including L'amour fou (1969), Out 1 (1971), Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), and La Belle Noiseuse (1991) (wikipedia)