Jean Renoir: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)
Bert CardulloISBN: 1578067316;
Book DescriptionThe son of Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir (1894-1979) became one of France?s most loved and respected filmmakers during the middle of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, which began during the silent era and continued until 1970, Renoir?s style embraced a multitude of genres; indeed, its permutations make it almost impossible to characterize. One thing is certain: at his best?in Grand Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939)?he gave us cinematic masterpieces of the highest order that explored class, war, nationality, friendship, and social structure. With these two works, Renoir represents the flowering of the period of poetic realism in film (roughly 1934-1940), when French films were generally regarded as the most important and sophisticated in the world. Renoir, as a pioneer of uncut compositions and long takes, had enormous influence on directors all over the world, including Orson Welles,...
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