The best place to go today: http://www.jacques-rivette.com
"Every Rivette film has its Eisenstein/Lang/Hitchcock side—an impulse to design and plot, dominate and control—and its Renoir/Hawks/Rossellini side: an impulse to 'let things go', open one's self up to the play and power of other personalities, and watch what happens". [Jonathan Rosenbaum]
Film Studies For Free was very sad to hear of the death of Jacques Rivette at the age of 87. In warm memory of and tribute to his work, it has gathered together in one place (below) quite a few links to video- and written essays by others (and by him) on his films, mostly ones that it has shared before.
But as the remarkable (somewhat frozen in time) website Order of the Exile has been honouring and exploring his work since 2007, that is most definitely the best to go for remembrance and reflection. Then there is also the wonderful, customary tribute being maintained by David Hudson at Keyframe | Fandor.
Film about Rivette:
Excerpts from Claire Denis's 1988 film for television Jacques Rivette, Le veilleur/The Watchman in which of Serge Daney interviews Rivette on his early interest in filmmaking, his days with Cahiers du cinéma, and his first meetings with Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, and Eric Rohmer.
An audiovisual essay by Joel Bocko and Covadonga G. Lahera. Part 5 (the latest) in an ongoing series (more are embedded below). Commissioned by Chris Luscri to mark the ongoing set of screenings, activities and new criticism centred around the new 2K restoration of Rivette's 1971 magnum opus OUT 1 - NOLI ME TANGERE.
Read the accompanying text at MUBI here: https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/video-essay-the-language-of-birds-out-1-noli-me-tangere
Paratheatre: Plays Without Stages by Cristina Alvarez López and Adrian Martin. See text at MUBI here
- Paratheatre: Plays Without Stages - From V to VIII Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin
- Out 1 Video Essay Project Notebook
- Out 1 - From Conspiracy to Conspiracy Chris Luscri
- Jacques Rivette, 'On abjection', Order of the Exile/Jacques-Rivette.com, Originally appeared in Cahiers du cinema 120 (June 1961): p. 54-55. Translated by David Phelps with the assistance of Jeremy Szaniawski
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Rivette: Texts and Interviews (BFI, 1977)*
- Frédéric Bonnard, 'The Captive Lover – An Interview with Jacques Rivette', Senses of Cinema, 16, 2001*
- Laleene Jayamanne, 'Va Savoir! (Who Knows!, 2001, Jacques Rivette)', Senses of Cinema, 20, 2002
- Paul Grant, 'Jacques Rivette - Le veilleur', Senses of Cinema, No. 42, 2007*
- John Hughes/Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'John Hughes On (and With) Jacques Rivette', Rouge, 4, 2011*
- Travis Mackenzie Hoover, 'Rewriting Documentary: Claire Denis's Jacques Rivette, le veilleur', The House Next Door Online, April 3, 2007
- Douglas Morrey, 'To Describe a Labyrinth: Dialectics in Jacques Rivette’s Film Theory and Film Practice', Film-Philosophy, 16.1, 2012
- David Phelps, 'Think But This ... 36 vues du Pic St-Loup', Lola, 1, 2011
- Sam Rohdie, 'Jacques Rivette: Va savoir', Screening the Past, 2007
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'Jacques Rivette: Babel and the Void', 2012
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'Rivette, The Long and Short of It,' 2015
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'Jacques Rivette [chapter from FILM: THE FRONT LINE 1983]', 1983
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'Introduction to Rivette: Texts and Interviews (1977)' 1977
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'Reflections on “Rivette in Context”', 2012
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'LES FILLES DU FEU: Rivette x 4 (with Gilbert Adair and Michael Graham), part one', 1977
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'Noroît (1976/77 review), 1977'
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, 'Rotterdam ’89: Magic from Rivette and Ivens', 1989
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Jacques Rivette, le veilleur, 2002
- Mary Wiles, author of Jacques Rivette (University of Illinois Press, 2012), discusses Rivette's place in the New Wave, The Cine-Files, Issue 2, 2012
* Thanks to Girish Shambu for flagging up these essential links (added a few hours after the original post was published).