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FILM DIRECTOR Jean Renoir



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Jean Renoir as August in La Regle du Jeu




Jean Renoir, a long, detailed post by James Leahy in Senses of Cinema, March 2003.



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May 9, 2014 Posted by | Jean Renoir | , | Leave a comment

FILM JEAN RENOIR The Rules of the Game [1939]





Renoir The Rules of the Game




“Everybody lies” – ‘The Rule of the Game’ by Jean Renoir, 1939

A brief, to the point post in Aphelis, (which is not predominantly a film site, though its author, Philippe Theophanidis, did film studies) mentioning an essay in The Criterion Collection:

The Rules of the Game: Everyone Has Their Reasons

by the late Alexander Sesonske, film studies professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, author of Jean Renoir: The French Films, 1924-1939.


Also in Criterion:


The Rules of the Game: Tributes



August 23, 2013 Posted by | Jean Renoir | | 1 Comment

FILM When Jean Renoir met Henri Cartier-Bresson





In a recent Telegraph article, Expert Witness: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Christopher Turner mentions a few connections between Cartier-Bresson [wiki: Cartier-Bresson] and Jean Renoir:

….Cartier-Bresson joined Jean Renoir to work on a propaganda film that Louis Aragon had commissioned for the communist party. The film, La vie est à nous (‘Life is Ours’), attacked the 200 leading families who controlled France, of which Cartier-Bresson’s was undoubtedly one. A subsequent Renoir film, La Regle du Jeu (‘The Rules of the Game’), in which Cartier-Bresson played an English butler, was shot at his father’s enormous chateau, Mont Evray.


April 28, 2010 Posted by | Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean Renoir | , | Leave a comment