Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
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Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
Most Americans -- even those who travel in film spheres -- will not immediately recognize the name of Pierre Rissient, but the lives of cinephiles have been invariably touched by him. A Cannes-based Gaul who enjoyed stints as a theater programmer, critic, and assistant director to Jean-Luc Godard on À Bout de Souffle (1959), Rissient found his niche working alongside eventual succès d'estime Bertrand Tavernier (La Mort en Direct) as a publicist. Armed with an extensive network of press contacts, Rissient swiftly projected the ability to make or break any director with a wave of his hand… More

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"Unavoidably, an insidery affair. But even those who have never talked mise-en-scene...will be intrigued by this affectionate look at a legendary cinephile and prime mover of the movies."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"A solid homage to one of the film industries unsung heroes."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
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