What Got This Director Here?: Mostly Celine and Julie Go Boating/Out 1.
My Favorite Past Experience Was…: N/A
What Did I Watch: La Belle Noiseuse.
Where Does He Fit: Most of Jacques Rivette’s films sound like they were made on a dare, but La Belle Noiseuse manages to keep a series of quiet conversations engaging for four long hours. A miracle in its own right, but you also got a brilliant rendering of the artistic process that also seems like bullshit. Fitting, considering the muse in this case is such a hard woman to get a grip on for both the audience and the man at the center of the drawing. His orbit is filled with people who serve as contrasts and obstacles for what is a beautiful painting, and troublemaker, indeed.
Most Valuable Asset: Time and tricks.
Most Excited For: Celine and Julie Go Boating.
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Seems likely
Coming Up Next: Writer-director Joseph Mankiewicz.