François Truffaut referred to as him, easily, ‘the best’. Jean Renoir is a towering determine in global cinema and completely justifies this huge survey that comes with contributions from top overseas movie students and comprehensively analyzes Renoir’s existence and occupation from a number of serious perspectives.
• New and unique examine through the world’s top English and French language Renoir students explores stylistic, cultural and ideological elements of Renoir’s movies in addition to key biographical periods
• Thematic constitution admits a number of severe methodologies, from textual research to archival learn, cultural reviews, gender-based and philosophical approaches
• gains exact research of Renoir’s crucial works
• presents a global point of view in this key auteur’s enduring value in international movie background
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The Mise en Scène of History and the Need to See in Depth There is a temptation, when examining a film’s handling of time, to simply look at how narrative organization handles story time. In the case of La Règle du jeu, this might involve an analysis of how a few weeks are condensed into a little under two hours. But such an approach, no matter how valuable, would neglect the way in which mise en scène and other elements of the film, including of course dialogue, are used to inscribe the film’s events into a much longer-term unfolding.
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It has been a commonplace to assert Renoir’s uniquely cinematic conception of staging in space. But this anthology also demonstrates a profound engagement with time: time within the frame, time outside the frame. Renoir’s films relate to both the past and the present, and they ask us to engage with profound questions of desire, memory, history, and human experience. At the same time they can be simply enjoyed, and this book, we hope, is also a testimony to the pleasures offered by Renoir: the pleasure of watching the films, of thinking about them, writing on them, editing a book about them, and, we hope, reading about them.
A Companion to Jean Renoir (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors)