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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2016, 12:23:09 PM »

So among you guys who's seen many of his films, which ones are the good ones?
You want me to repeat myself? Well, OK: La belle noiseuse (the greatest film about painting ever); Va savoir (nice use of a play-within-a-film); and The Duchess of Langeais (a Balzac adaptation).

I have a DVD copy of Paris Belongs to Us, and I've tried to watch it several times, but I've never been able to make it all the way through. I've never attempted Out 1. Celine and Julie Go Boating leaves me cold.

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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 09:25:26 AM »

To me, there are about 100 legit ways to attack Cameron and his work, but Rivette saying the guy cannot direct shows that there are many things about filmmaking the french director was miles from understanding. I'm not sure what he really meant because technically, Cameron is one of the best. I think Rivette is saying Cameron has no interesting "vision", which may be true, but it is a very weird way of expressing it.


Maybe he sees things in Cameron's films we don't see.

Jean Pierre Melville made a list of every important Hollywood pre war director. One film which enthused him was reason enough to be included, and the list has everyone, including Jack Conway, Norman Taurog or Richard Thorpe, but astonishingly he disliked everything from Raoul Walsh: "Believe me, Walsh is a poor director. It is sad to see how all the young people are at fault."

But then Melville was also a Frenchy, at least he did not call him an asshole.

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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 06:22:06 AM »

Maybe he sees things in Cameron's films we don't see.

Probably. Cameron isn't on my top 10 directors (one of his films is in my top 10, though). He has flaws. Many ones. That doesn't make Rivette's statement true, whatever he saw. It's plain false. And once again, his statement about Kate Winslet isn't false, it's stupid, mean and 100% off topic. D&D has the right to say such things, I don't understand how a respected director would think this is a good idea.

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 07:21:22 AM »

I don't understand how a respected director would think this is a good idea.

Yes, I don't understand this either.

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