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An early selection by the great French critic turned director.
“If music is a universal idiom, so too is mise en scene: it is this language, and not Japanese, that has to be learned to understand ‘Mizoguchi’. A language held in common, but here brought to a degree of purity that our Western cinema has known only rarely.” (Rivette, 1958)
thanks to H.K, for bringing my attention to an interview with Rivette in 2001, (on Senses of Cinema site), and his views on some films and directors.
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