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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.

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

J E H Smith on La regle du jeu (and Leibniz)

Who’ll help me out of this skin

25 June 2008


Justin Erik Halldór Smith

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September 14, 2008 Posted by | general | , , | Leave a comment