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Renoir, Jean 1894-1979

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La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

286 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Two French Air Corps officers, one an aristocrat, are shot down and captured during World War I. In spite of their different class backgrounds, they are drawn together in escape attempts. The aristocrat sacrifices his own chances in order to aid his companions' escape
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Jean Renoir( Visual )

223 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Règle du Jeu unfolds at a weekend shooting party at the château of Robert de la Chesnaye and his wife Christine, where the guests include Robert?s mistress Genevieve, and André, an aviator who is in love with Christine. An upstairs downstairs bedroom farce ensues, with lovers and adulterers, masters and servants, playing out the morally bankrupt rules of the game. While the original negative was destroyed during the War, this fully restored print finally allows cinema lovers to savour the genius of Jean Renoir?s cinematic masterwork
Renoir, my father by Jean Renoir( Book )

24 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in English and French and held by 2,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the famous artist by his son, mingling personal anecdotes with the factual
A day in the country : impressionism and the French landscape by Jean Renoir( Visual )

149 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outing of a simple Parisian family results in the amorous escapades of its beautiful daughter and convivial mother with two young blades. Set in the 1880's, the film forms an interlude in Renoir's career and illustrates a return to the sources of his inspiration in the landscape in which he grew up and in French literature. It reveals the filmmaker's relationship not only to his father, Auguste Renoir, but also to other Impressionist artists. The theme is typically French- that love found amid the beauties of nature will not be denied, however bittersweet the result may be. (Circulates)
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

153 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,060 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
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )

82 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saved from suicide by drowning, Boudou wreaks havoc in the home of his benefactor by seducing both his wife and mistress
Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 703 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
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

45 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: 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."--website
French cancan : une comédie musicale by Jean Renoir( Visual )

66 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Paris comes alive in Jean Renoir's tale of the opening of the Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women: an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl-turned-cancan star. Includes a cameo by Edith Piaf
Rules of the game; a film by Jean Renoir( Book )

42 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 631 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
The golden coach by Jean Renoir( Visual )

47 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 597 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
Jean Renoir : essays, conversations, reviews by Penelope Gilliatt( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elena et les hommes = Elena and her men by Jean Renoir( Visual )

44 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 528 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
Grand illusion; a film by Jean Renoir by Charles Spaak( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The southerner by Jean Renoir( Visual )

52 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 415 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 the elements during its first year on the farm
The river by Jean Renoir( Visual )

56 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English family lives in Bengal, India, which provides the backdrop for the coming-of-age story of Harriet, the heroine, an adolescent girl who experiences the first pangs of womanhood when she falls in love with a wounded American war hero, loses a beloved family member, and begins to express her deepest feeling in eloquent verse
Le Crime de Monsieur Lange by Jean Renoir( Visual )

70 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lange works in a Paris publishing house where his boss, the lecherous Batala, exploits him and the other workers. When Batala absconds with creditors on his heels, Lange and the other employees form a cooperative. (Circulates)
Piano music by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 356 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
Jean Renoir by André Bazin( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in French and English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unanimement admirés, les films de Jean Renoir s'accordent mal au portrait jusqu'à présent dessiné de leur auteur, contrastés et divers quand l'homme est présenté d'un seul tenant. Le projet est né de ce constat, du désir de retracer l'histoire d'un des grands acteurs de son siècle, et d'une question jusqu'alors sans réponse : comment un même cinéaste a-t-il pu mettre en scène des classiques aussi dissemblables que Le Crime de M. Lange, La Grande Illusion et La Règle du jeu ou Le Fleuve? A Renoir, ses admirateurs ont donné toujours raison. Enfant d'un immense peintre, combattant et mutilé de la Première Guerre, dandy fortuné dans les années vingt, proche des communistes dix ans plus tard, puis exilé volontaire à Hollywood, "inventeur" du cinéma aux Indes, "patron" de la Nouvelle Vague, écrivain enfin, tout cela est vrai, mais pourquoi alors refuser d'apprendre qu'au lendemain de la défaite de 1940 il s'habilla en pétainiste, ce après avoir revêtu une panoplie de mussolinien? Comment refuser d'entendre qu'il livrait à chaque interlocuteur les mots que celui-ci espérait, aussi contraires fussent-ils à ceux prononcés quelques instants avant? Que la méthode de cinéaste censément inventée par lui répondait à cette vérité qui établit que les théories naissent de la pratique, pas le contraire. Entre autres talents, Jean Renoir possédait celui, remarquable tout autant peut-être, de la communication. Epousant au plus près les soubresauts de son temps, il a inscrit son cinéma dans les pas de l'histoire, avant d'écrire lui-même sa légende et de devenir alors l'acteur d'un seul rôle, le sien. Si sa légende est belle, l'histoire l'est plus encore, qui offre de comprendre mieux un siècle, une personnalité et une oeuvre, qui ainsi trouvent à s'accorder enfin
My life and my films by Jean Renoir( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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