Out 1 is a very precise picture of post May ‘68 malaise – when Utopian dreams of a new society had crashed and burned, radical terrorism was starting to emerge in unlikely places and a great many other things. Two marginals who don’t know one another stumble into the remnants of a “secret society”: Thomas, a seemingly deaf-mute who all of a sudden begins to talk and Frederique, a con artist working the “short con” (stealing drinks and tricking men who think she’s a hooker out of their money). Meanwhile there are two theater groups rehearsing classic Greek dramas: Seven Against Thebes and Prometheus Bound. A member of the Moretti group passes a note to Leaud about The 13 which sends Leaud on a search for The 13. His search brings him eventually to Bulle Ogier’s shop in Les Halles L’Angle du Hasard. –IMDb
Jacques Rivette was born in Rouen in 1928. In 1950, he began attending the Cine-Club du Quartier Latin in Paris, and contributed articles to its bulletin, the Gazette du Cinema, edited by Eric Rohmer. During this time he embarked on his career as a filmmaker with his first short films, Aux Quatre Coins (1950), Le Quadrille (1950), and Le Divertissement (1952).
Rivette’s friendship with Rohmer led him to begin writing articles for the new film journal Cahiers du Cinema. Here he met and became friends with Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, and Jean-Luc Godard. At Cahiers he became one of the first to champion contemporary American cinema as opposed to the staid French “cinema of quality”, then prevalent. He became known as a fierce advocate of the auteur theory and praising the work of such directors as Howard Hawks, Nicholas Ray, John Ford, and Robert Aldritch.
In the mid-1950’s he continued his filmmaking education by serving as an assistant… read more
Suzanne Schiffman (née Klochendler, 27 September 1929 – 6 June 2001) was a screenwriter and director for numerous motion pictures. She often worked with François Truffaut. The ‘script girl’ Joelle, played by Nathalie Baye in Truffaut’s Day for Night was based on Schiffman. It accurately portrayed the close collaboration she had with Truffaut and other directors.
Her Jewish mother was detained by the Gestapo during the war, but Klochendler and her sibling were hidden by an order of nuns. Schiffman studied art history at the Sorbonne after the war.
During her career she worked closely with Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette in addition to Truffaut, latterly on the scripts of his films. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Day for Night and won a César Award for writing The Last Metro with Truffaut.
Suzanne Schiffman died of cancer in 2001. She is the mother of French cinematographer, Guillaume Schiffman. —Wikipedia read more
I 'd say I enjoyed it the second time than I did while seeing it for first time. Balzac would 've been proud of it. I wonder how will Out 1: Spectre will turn out ? For better or worse !!!
A marathon glimpse into what appears the post-Mai 68 disorder amongst Paris’ bohemia, situated between a jovial, conventional coffeehouse New Wave piece, and an almost free-form exercise in performance art and maximal vérité cinema. Intriguing, perplexing, entrancing and testing, at any given time and in any one of its stages; yet proving to be strangely durable during its most engaging stretches, whether for its sheer performance value, or narrative freedom and eccentricity (viz. Léaud’s comic born-again deaf-mute). Ideally for the savant.
Also: The latest on Charlie Kaufman’s surrealistic musical about a film blogger.
Darren Aronofsky: a resourceful technician (Pi) of considerable range but little imagination (Requiem for a Dream), after attempting an artwork
(It should be noted—and enjoyed!—that such a recursive path can obviously be diverted at any point, such as the example here
Dan Fainaru in Screen on Jacques Rivette's Around a Small Mountain (36 vues du Pic Saint Loup): "The latest from the French New Wave
Out 1, noli me tangere 1971
Episode 8 , noli me tangere- De Lucie a Maria
Concluding episode as obscure as the rest with Frederique engaging in a phone conversation and… read review
Out 1: Noli Me Tangere, Jacques Rivette and Suzanne Schiffman’s twelve-hour epic about the theater, Paris, and the emergence of Leftist terrorism in the 1970s is not a perfect film… read review
One has to be careful whom one tells about watching 12-hour long films. It could become easy for people to assume that this is some kind of regular occurrence – in fact, even in the world of ‘arthouse’… read review