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Renoir, Jean 1894-1979

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Renoir, my father by Jean Renoir( Book )

46 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the famous artist by his son, mingling personal anecdotes with the factual
La grande illusion = Grand illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

290 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French air corps officers, one an aristocrat, are shot down and captured during World War I. In spite of their different class backgrounds, they are drawn together in attempts to escape. The aristocrat sacrifices his own chances in order to aid his companion's escape
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy( Visual )

36 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Règle du Jeu unfolds at a weekend shooting party at the château of Robert de la Chesnaye and his wife Christine, where the guests include Robert?s mistress Genevieve, and André, an aviator who is in love with Christine. An upstairs downstairs bedroom farce ensues, with lovers and adulterers, masters and servants, playing out the morally bankrupt rules of the game. While the original negative was destroyed during the War, this fully restored print finally allows cinema lovers to savour the genius of Jean Renoir?s cinematic masterwork
What is cinema? by André Bazin( )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andre Bazin's What Is Cinema? (volumes I and II) have been classics of film studies for as long as they've been available and are considered the gold standard in the field of film criticism. Although Bazin made no films, his name has been one of the most important in French cinema since World War II. He was co-founder of the influential Cahiers du Cinema, which under his leadership became one of the world's most distinguished publications. Championing the films of Jean Renoir (who contributed a short foreword to Volume I), Orson Welles, and Roberto Rossellini, he became the protege of Francois Truffaut, who honors him touchingly in his forword to Volume II. This new edition includes graceful forewords to each volume by Bazin scholar and biographer Dudley Andrew, who reconsiders Bazin and his place in contemporary film study. The essays themselves are erudite but always accessible, intellectual, and stimulating. As Renoir puts it, the essays of Bazin "will survive even if the cinema does not.""--PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

207 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This French film tells the story of the son of a drunkard who finds his own abstinence from drinking is no escape from self-hate and sadess
Rumer Godden's The river by Jean Renoir( Visual )

85 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold
La grande illusion( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt
La règle du jeu = Rules of the game by Jean Renoir( Visual )

234 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Count and Countess La Chesnaye host a lavish weekend party at their country manor where sexual tensions erupt among the hosts, their guests and servants. Long banned in France for its stinging appraisal, the film frankly delineates the erotic charades of the French leisure class before World War II. Renoir satirizes the social and sexual mores of a decadent society near collapse. The film is noted for its two set pieces - the after-dinner entertainment and the rabbit shoot. (Does not circulate)
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )

120 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval). The Lestingois family decides to take in the irrepressible bum, and he shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations. With Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux), legendary director Jean Renoir takes advantage of a host of Parisian locations and the anarchic charms of his lead actor to create an effervescent satire of the bourgeoisie."--Website
Rules of the game; a film by Jean Renoir( Book )

58 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy-drama set on the eve of World War II which contrasts the affairs of the French aristocracy with those of the working class during a weekend house party
The golden coach by Jean Renoir( Visual )

54 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteenth-century comic fantasy about a viceroy in Central America who receives a golden coach and gives it to the tempestuous star of a touring commedia dell'arte company
Elena et les hommes = Elena and her men by Jean Renoir( Visual )

62 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los amores de una princesa polaca en la Francia de 1880 son evocados en tono de fantasía musical y en tres partes, la segunda de las cuales recuerda notablemente el tema de La regla del juego. Al igual que en French Can Can, Renoir consideró que el tema del film no se adaptaría a escenarios reales y decidió realizarlo en estudios. Esa opción estética, validada por los años, molestó a la crítica de su época ya que contravenía la creciente tendencia al realismo del cine mundial. Pero al amonestar a Renoir en tales términos, esa crítica olvidaba que Renoir había cultivado con fruición el realismo veinte años antes y era comprensible que sintiera deseos de probar otra cosa. Tomado de: Malba Coleccion Costantini
Jean Renoir : essays, conversations, reviews by Penelope Gilliatt( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day in the country = Partie de campagne by Jean Renoir( Visual )

119 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a romantic idyll in the country. The spot is revisited by the protagonists fourteen years later. The film was not fully completed
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

34 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: Jean Renoir and Akira Kurosawa, two of cinema's greatest directors, transform Maxim Gorky's classic proletariat play The Lower Depths in their own ways for their own times. Renoir, working amidst the rise of Hitler and the Popular front in France, had need to take license with the dark nature of Gorky's source material, softening its bleak outlook. Kurosawa, firmly situated in the postwar world, found little reason for hope. He remained faithful to the original with its focus on the conflict between illusion and reality-a theme he would return to over and over again. Working with their most celebrated actors (Gabin with Renoir; Mifune with Kurosawa), each film offers a unique look at cinematic adaptation-where social conditions and filmmaking styles converge to create unique masterpieces."--Website
Grand illusion; a film by Jean Renoir by Charles Spaak( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Book )

87 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belasco Theatre, opposite the White House, Washington, D.C., American premiere "Grand Illusion" a Jean Renoir film, directed by Jean Renoir, story by Jean Renoir, script by Jean Renoir and Charles Spaak, camera by Claude Renoir, music by Joseph Kosma, sets by Lourie, an R.A.C. production, released by World Pictures Corp., New York City
The southerner by Jean Renoir( Visual )

71 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realistic drama of life in the rural South in the mid-twentieth century. A family of tenant farmers struggles against poverty, illness and the elements during its first year on the farm
Le crime de Monsieur Lange by Jean Renoir( Visual )

94 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as one of Renoir's most important works. Tells the story of the creation and demise of a utopian society. When Batala, the owner of a small publishing company, disappears with the firm's capital, the employees band together to take over the company and collectively publish a series of comic books written by Monsieur Lange, one of the employees. Based on the adventures of a mythical cowboy, "Arizona Jim," the comic books are instant best sellers, and the cooperative continues its great success by producing films based on the character of "Arizona Jim." However, the infamous Batala, who is considered dead, reappears. Lange kills him to save the collective
Piano music by Darius Milhaud( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saudades do Brazil pour piano, op. 67 / La muse ménagère pour piano, op. 245 / L'album de Madame Bovary pour piano, op. 128b: Musique de film
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