Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jacques Rivette, Le pont du nord

Serge Daney's review of Rivette's Le pont du nord is translated in the booklet of Eureka new eponymous Blu-ray disc.

Jacques Rivette, Le pont du nord
First published in Libération on March 26th, 1982. Re-printed in La maison cinéma et le monde - volume 2, POL, 2002, pp. 99-102. Translated by Craig Keller, 2013.

In it, Daney describes the film as a western, a political thriller, a documentary on Paris, an "old modern film" and a "modern metaphor of ancient myths".

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:44 am

    Thank your for your work LK. Almost all of the Daney I've read has been through your blog. You may be interested in this, as it refers to The Tracking Shot in Kapo, which I first read in your translation in senses of cinema. Thanks again for this blog, it's a great resource.

    http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/cinephilia-and-the-theaters-of-los-angeles-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-movies

    Thanks again,
    Nafis

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  2. Hello Nafis, thank you for the kind words. It's always surprising to see how much impact the Kapo article can have. And thanks for the article about LA art house theaters. Looks like a vibrant scene.

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