It also reflects on the role of Sebastien in the film, his timidity in the face of contingency and his arrogance in the face of the security of order. Rivette's mistake, ultimately, is his approach to formal technique; his avowed aim was a dialectical film, a "film-discussion", and hence a film without a linear narrative structure, whose core was a situation, thus reducing the autonomy of the director. PHILADELPHIA STORY, A STAR IS BORN) with the life-spectacle dichotomy has its firm axis in an inverse movement. Such images as these contradict any simplified view of the characters or the situations presented in the film, and illustrate very clearly the aesthetic on which the mise-en--scene is founded. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping ... See full summary ». Inevitably, however, the effacement cannot be total, not even with cinema-verite, to which L' AMOUR FOU approximates in many respects (cf. |, April 14, 2011 L'amour fou es una película dirigida por Jacques Rivette con Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, André S. Labarthe, Josée Destoop, Dennis Berry .... Año: 1969. In the primary idea of L' AMOUR FOU can perceived a certain pliable internal structure, the parallel between art (Andromaque) and life (the Claire-Sebastien personal life) itself symbolized within the movie. Characters are forced into certain roles; the parallel between the situation of the movie and the rehearsals, for Pericles forces us into a realization of the allegorical roles of the film, the fact, for example, that Anne equals Marina, emblematic of innocence and constantly renewed hope. The stark bareness of the rooms and corridors of the various convents work excellently on the level of décor, both functional and symbolic of the void, the arid spiritual life. The film is pivotal in Rivette's career as a precursor to his vast 12+ hour opus Out 1 which followed two years later. L'Amour fou is one of the few movies, and one of the best, to deal directly with a literary subject. and the Terms and Policies, It was a talkathon, no question about that, and at times it seemed to me that the actors were just making things up as they went along, just treading dramatic water as it were. As Rivette says, it bears witness to a character, rather than dictating a certain symbolic conception. Plus de quatre heures, une construction audacieuse, un jeu sur le 16 et le 35mm, deux acteurs, Bulle Ogier et Jean-Pierre Kalfon, totalement libres et sincÃ¨res.