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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1176 Post by nolanoe » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:42 am

Divertimento was just a "short version", no?
These are quite strange in the context of Rivette. As far as I understand, he sometimes made shorts and then decided to "expand" on them, or experiment if he could cut things down (either for festivals or TV).

I still haven't seen Va Savoir (I hope I don't mess up the title), which apparently exists in a great long version that is hard to find and a readily available "TV edit", no?

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#1177 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:51 am

nolanoe wrote:Divertimento was just a "short version", no?
No. It was sourced from the same shoot, but often uses different takes and offers a substantially different perspective on the material.

Put it like this: it would be impossible to recreate it from the restoration of La Belle Noiseuse itself.

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1178 Post by nolanoe » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:52 am

MichaelB wrote:
nolanoe wrote:Divertimento was just a "short version", no?
No. It was sourced from the same shoot, but often uses different takes and offers a substantially different perspective on the material.
Ah, very interesting. Would you say it's worth the time, or is it merely "an alternative" to the long cut?

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1179 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:15 am

Yes, absolutely - it's designed to be a companion-piece, and its major point of interest is that it's depicted much more from the perspective of the artist's wife (Jane Birkin) and model (Emmanuelle Béart), whereas La Belle Noiseuse itself focused far more on his viewpoint (unsurprisingly, given the core subject).

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1180 Post by dda1996a » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:11 am

Any info on the release of the recently found Rivette shorts?
And where can one see Divertimento?

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1181 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:28 am

There was an Asian DVD release (with subs) of Divertimento long long ago, not sure if this is still in print. I found Divertimento interesting -- but thought Belle noiseuse actually FELT shorter.

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1182 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:34 am

It was on the third disc of the (OOP) Artificial Eye DVD release

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1183 Post by antnield » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:39 am

Also on Artificial Eye's Emmanuelle Béart DVD set - which may be OOP too.

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1184 Post by dda1996a » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:07 am

dda1996a wrote:Any info on the release of the recently found Rivette shorts?
And where can one see Divertimento?
Any new info regarding the shorts?

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1185 Post by Petty Bourgeoisie » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:10 am

Not that I know of, but the restoration of Le Religieuse will premier at Cannes next month. So there is that bit of good news!

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1186 Post by dda1996a » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:39 am

It will be really good news when the shorts and Le Religieuse are all released on blu-ray

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1187 Post by nick » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:55 pm

Details for the Cohen La Belle Noiseuse bluray
Special Features and Technical Specs:
-BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
-Two-disc Blu-ray set featuring the complete original four-hour version of La Belle Noiseuse
-Video interview with director Jacques Rivette
-Video interview with co-writers Pascal Bonitzer and Christine Laurent
-Audio commentary track by film historian Richard Suchenski
-4K Restoration 2017 theatrical re-release original trailer
-Optional English subtitles for the main feature
So it doesn't look like they will be including 'Divertimento' on this release.

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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1188 Post by furbicide » Sat May 05, 2018 10:03 am

I missed the Artificial Eye 3-disc set when it was still generally available and not priced through the roof, and tried to purchase the Béart box set a while back, but my order ended up being cancelled after months of waiting. I’d thought it might be getting a re-release soon, so, now this is apparently not the case, I’ve just given up and bought a videotape of Divertimento on Ebay for 20 bucks – better than nothing, hey? :P
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Re: Jacques Rivette

#1189 Post by bearcuborg » Sat May 05, 2018 10:42 am

furbicide wrote:I missed the Artificial Eye 3-disc set when it was still generally available and not priced through the roof, and tried to purchase the Béart box set a while back, but my order ended up being cancelled after months of waiting. I’d thought it might be getting a re-release soon, so, now this is apparently not the case, I’ve just given up and bought a videotape of Divertimento on Ebay for 20 bucks – better than nothing, hey? :P
Rivette, and Von Stroheim are the main reason I haven’t completely ditched my VHS machine. That, and a ton of MTV from the 90s tapes.

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