Accumulation in Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

For a while after watching Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker, 1991), I repeatedly heard the sound of ink scratching from a nib onto rough paper and canvas. This action occurs throughout the almost four hour long film, to the point where the process of painting – from its earliest preparatory sketches to … Continue reading Accumulation in Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

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The Frozen Time Of Alain Robbe-Grillet

It was a rather surreal feeling to find that, whilst watching this year's Eurovision Song Contest in a flat in France, the work of writer and filmmaker, Alain Robbe-Grillet, continually kept coming to mind.  At first I failed to understand what exactly it was that was bringing his typical visual and narrative ploy of human … Continue reading The Frozen Time Of Alain Robbe-Grillet