Hello to all members of MUBI. My name is Louis and I’m new to this forum. I have a question regarding the last/final shot of Jacques Rivettes “Out 1: Noli me tangere”. If you have actually seen the whole film/serial (which few people have) I bet the last shot made an impact on you. I just wanted to here some opinions and theories regarding the meaning of the shot.
I had read Jim Hoberman’s review before I saw the film/serial (along with Rosenbaum’s and others) and he wrote: “Rivette’s last shot is an extraordinary throwaway that provoked spontaneous applause for being at once completely ordinary, totally unexpected, and positively diabolical in shifting the meaning of the entire previous 12 1/2 hours”. To put it frankly: What do you think the last shot suggests? And what does Hoberman mean with shifting the meaning of the entire serial?
PS: if this is the wrong place for this topic please tell me where to post it then (or remove it)
Yes, this is the place to ask that question. Although you mention ‘Last shot’ in your title, we sometimes use the word SPOILERS in this case to warn those that have not seem the film.
I have not seen the film, but good luck with your thread.
The Last Shot is of Hermione Karaheuez waiting on a streetcorner expectantly. It usggests a new direction for the story we’ve seen up to that point.
Robert: I am aware of “spoilers” and of course it wasn’t my intention to cause any problems for people who haven’t seen the film/serial. Thank you for your comment.
David: I have seen the last shot, but I’m not quite sure what it means exactly, imo it suggests several things. Thanks for the link by the way.
I was wondering, if any of you have something to say about it and you can’t write it here, can you send me a private message then?
David if you have seen Out 1: spectre would you be so kind to point out how it differs from noli me tangere? I have read it should be like a different film with a different mood/tone than the original (if you could pm me or something it would be great). Thanks again for your responses
Spoilers… so there
The last shot sort of blindsided me after that moving sequence with Thomas. For me it just indicated that there is still so much left unresolved. What about the statue that’s prominently displayed in the shot? What did anybody make of that?
I haven’t seen Spectre but I read the last shot is of Colin flicking the Eiffel Tower keychain and counting the number of swings. The last line is him saying “Didn’t work”.
I think what blew people away about the end of “Out 1: noli Me Tangere” was less the last shit but the last big scene in which Michael Lonsdale — on the beach in front of the mysterious house where variosu characters may or may not have resided — annocnes a dismissale of the threatrical company (once one, during the action two, and at the end no more) that’s a kind of farewll greeting to the audience comparable to Prospero’s final speech in “The Tempest.”
M. Dek.: That statue bothers me to… And thanks for the Spectre information.
David: I think the last scene with Thomas is very strong too.
Is that Rivette? (with a Feuillade like mask)
Yes that’s Rivette wearig the mask that Juliet Berto wears in her final scene in “Out 1: Noli Me Tangere” in which she’s murdered. Her murder is not included in “Out 1: Spectre.”
Jesus how old is that pic…And the mask?!
if he is wearing the same mask as her it would be like 40 years old I guess (out 1 1970).
That pic was taken in 1971 at which time Rivette was 43.
I think she is representing the children of May 68, who are literally left adrift in Paris, disconnected from the struggle. The statue is of Athena, any idea what that would represent?