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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 2,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the famous artist by his son, mingling personal anecdotes with the factual
What is cinema? by André Bazin( )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 1,867 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 1,145 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
La grande illusion( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and held by 1,005 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
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

58 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lower Depths (Renior)' is part of a series of films from Criterion Collection/Janus Films. 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. Additional Reading (Renoir): Additional Reading (Kurosawa):
Rules of the game; a film by Jean Renoir( Book )

47 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 633 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
Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 625 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
La grande illusion = Grand illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

58 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns French aviators shot down during World War I. Their differences of class and education fade as they strive toward a common goal of escape
The golden coach by Jean Renoir( Visual )

47 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 595 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. Shot and released simultaneously in English, French, and Italian language versions; Renoir was said to prefer this English language version of the three
Elena et les hommes = Elena and her men by Jean Renoir( Visual )

51 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 567 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 )

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

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

53 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amorous escapades of a young daughter and her convivial mother on the family's country outing
La Grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Book )

89 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 492 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 )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le crime de Monsieur Lange by Jean Renoir( Visual )

106 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 433 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 418 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
The Southerner by Jean Renoir( Visual )

67 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 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
The rules of the game = La règle du jeu by Michel Leiris( Visual )

65 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy drama set on the eve of World War II
My life and my films by Jean Renoir( Book )

56 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 183 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What is cinema?
What is cinema?La grande illusion = Grand illusionThe 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

Jean Renoir cineasta

Jean Renoir cineasta, produtor e actor francés

Jean Renoir franca reĝisoro kaj scenaristo

Jean Renoir francouzsko-americký režisér a scenárista

Jean Renoir Frans filmregisseur

Jean Renoir fransk filmregissör

Jean Renoir französischer Filmregisseur

Jean Renoir French film director and screenwriter

Jean Renoir ranskalainen elokuvaohjaaja, näyttelijä ja kirjailija

Jean Renoir réalisateur et scénariste français

Jean Renoir reĝisoro kaj scenaristo

Jean Renoir regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico francese

Jean Renoir stiúrthóir scannán agus scríbhneoir scripte Francach

Leinuoa, Rang 1894-1979

Renoar, Zhan

Renoar, Zhan 1894-1979

Renoir, J.

Renoir, J.‏ 1894-1979

Renoir Jean

Renoir, Jean, 1894-

Renuar, Žan.

Renuar, Žan 1894-1979

Renuar, Zhan 1894-1979

Renuārs, Žans 1894-1979

Žans Renuārs

Ζαν Ρενουάρ Γάλλος σκηνοθέτης και σεναριογράφος

Жан Реноар

Жан Ренуар

Жан Ренуар французский кинорежиссёр

Жан Рэнуар

Ренуар Жан

Ренуар, Жан 1894-1979

Ренуар, Жан французский кинорежиссёр

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ז'אן רנואר

ז'אן רנואר שחקן צרפתי

רנואר, ז'אן 1894-1979

רנואר, ז'ן 1894-1979

جان رينوار

جان رينوار، 1894-1979

ژان رنوار تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان فرانسوی

ज़ाँ रन्वार

ज्यां रेनुआ

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르노와르, 장 1894-1979

르누아르, J. 1894-1979

르누아르, 장 1894-1979

르느와르, 장 1894-1979

장 르누아르 영화 감독


ジャン・ルノワール‏ 1894-1979

ルノアール, ジャン

ルノワール, ジャン

ルノワール, ジャン‏ 1894-1979


讓·雷諾阿 法國電影導演兼編劇

雷诺阿, 让 1894-1979