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Renoir, Jean 1894-1979

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Renoir, my father by Jean Renoir( Book )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the famous artist by his son, mingling personal anecdotes with the factual
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Michel Leiris( Visual )

78 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,706 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
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

133 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of two French officers captured by German forces in 1916. While prisoners the two officers encounter an aristocratic German officer. The conflicts between enemies and between the classes emphasize their awareness that certain ways of life are gone forever. The message of the movie is the tragic observation that war itself is the grand illusion
What is cinema? by André Bazin( )

17 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
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )

102 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 858 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
Partie de campagne = A day in the country by Jean Renoir( Visual )

105 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tenderly comic idyll about a city family's picnic in the French countryside and the romancing of the mother and grown daughter by two local men
Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 649 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. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet, her older friend Valerie, and for Mr. John's half-Indian daughter Melanie
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in French and English and held by 646 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
Rules of the game; a film by Jean Renoir( Book )

46 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 617 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 )

47 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 602 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 star of a touring commedia dell'arte company
La bete humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

187 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 600 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
Jean Renoir : essays, conversations, reviews by Penelope Gilliatt( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Book )

88 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 478 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
Grand illusion; a film by Jean Renoir by Charles Spaak( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le crime de Monsieur Lange by Jean Renoir( Visual )

95 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story concerning the creation and dissolution of a utopian society foreshadowed the tragedy that was soon to overtake Europe. When Batala, the owner of a small publishing firm, absconds with the firm's capital, the employees unite to take over the company and collectively publish a series of comic books written by Monsieur Lange, one of the workers. The comic books, based on the adventures of the mythical cowboy hero, "Arizona Jim," are an instant success. The workers' cooperative experiment is disrupted, however, when the unscrupulous Batala returns to assume possession of the now prosperous company. To preserve the employees' freedom, Lange shoots his boss and is forced to become a fugitive. (also available on 16 mm film)
The southerner by Jean Renoir( Visual )

67 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 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 nature
Elena et les hommes = Elena and her men by Jean Renoir( Visual )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amid the military manoeuvers and Quatorze de Juillet carnivals of turn-of-the-century France, Jean Renoir's romantic comedy stars Ingrid Bergman as a Polish princess who drives men of all stations to fits of desperate love
French Cancan by Jean Renoir( Visual )

70 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the story of Paris' Moulin Rouge! Henri is the owner of a fashionable but financially flailing café in which the entertainment is his belly-dancing lover, Lola. One fateful day, Henri happens upon a café where the cancan is still performed and, inspired by a talented young dancer called Nini, decides to bring the old-fashioned dance back to his café. But as his affections for Nini becomes obvious, jealousies mount
My life and my films by Jean Renoir( Book )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Renoir on Renoir : interviews, essays, and remarks by Jean Renoir( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Renoir, my father
La grande illusionWhat is cinema?The southernerMy life and my filmsRenoir on Renoir : interviews, essays, and remarksMy life and my filmsLa règle du jeu : (Jean Renoir, 1939)
Alternative Names
Jean Renoir

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Jean Renoir French film director and screenwriter

Jean Renoir ranskalainen elokuvaohjaaja, näyttelijä ja kirjailija

Jean Renoir réalisateur et scénariste français

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Jean Renoir regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico francese

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