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Renoir, Jean 1894-1979

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La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

351 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner of war camp during World War I, when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant yet must cooperate with his comrades in a daring escape
Renoir, my father by Jean Renoir( Book )

57 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,860 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 Jean Renoir( Visual )

277 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy drama set on the eve of World War II, contrasting the affairs of the French aristocracy and the working class at a weekend house party
Partie de campagne = A day in the country by Jean Renoir( Visual )

186 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unhappily married middle-aged bank clerk rescues a prostitute from a beating by her pimp. A tragicomic love triangle that ensues replete with obsession, exploitation, and physical and psychological violence portrayed in an amoral world". --Movie Detective
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

192 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,142 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
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )

121 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boudu, a shambling tramp, is taken into the middle-class household of a Parisian book seller after being rescued from the Seine. The collision between nature and convention is represented as a series of humorous incongruities as Boudu shows scant regard for bourgeois decorum. The humour is gently satirical and subversive rather than cutting, but is far from the original play's affirmation of middle-class culture. The theme of moral freedom is realised through a formal freedom. Renoir's use of longtakes, camera camera movement, despite a loosley framed composition with the continuous suuggestion of a world beyond the frame, was the antithesis of the then developing Hollywood style of tight composition and reverse angle cutting
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

67 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 700 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 )

62 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 694 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
French cancan : une comédie musicale by Jean Renoir( Visual )

92 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women-an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl turned cancan star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light-with a cameo by Edith Piaf-is a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema."--Website
The golden coach by Jean Renoir( Visual )

58 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 629 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
Elena et les hommes = Elena and her men by Jean Renoir( Visual )

65 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in turn-of-the century France, Renoir?s classic comedy of romantic and political hijinks stars the luminous Ingrid Bergman as Elena, a Polish princess who drives the men wild. After being introduced to the newly-appointed Minister of War, General Franȯis Rollan, Elena soon finds herself with the hearts of several men - and the future of France - in her lovely hands
Jean Renoir : essays, conversations, reviews by Penelope Gilliatt( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand illusion; a film by Jean Renoir by Charles Spaak( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The southerner by Jean Renoir( Visual )

68 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 435 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 )

90 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 399 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( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 380 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
La Marseillaise : chronique de quelques faits ayant contribué à la chute de la monarchie by Jean Renoir( Visual )

98 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic film of the French Revolution
Jean Renoir : interviews by Jean Renoir( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life and my films by Jean Renoir( Book )

68 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Jean Renoir by André Bazin( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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