A Companion to Jean Renoir

A Companion to Jean Renoir

Editor(s): Alastair Phillips, Ginette Vincendeau

Published Online: 11 APR 2013

Print ISBN: 9781444338539

Online ISBN: 9781118325315

DOI: 10.1002/9781118325315

About this Book

François Truffaut called him, simply, 'the best'. Jean Renoir is a towering figure in world cinema and fully justifies this monumental survey that includes contributions from leading international film scholars and comprehensively analyzes Renoir's life and career from numerous critical perspectives.

  • New and original research by the world's leading English and French language Renoir scholars explores stylistic, cultural and ideological aspects of Renoir's films as well as key biographical periods
  • Thematic structure admits a range of critical methodologies, from textual analysis to archival research, cultural studies, gender-based and philosophical approaches
  • Features detailed analysis of Renoir's essential works
  • Provides an international perspective on this key auteur's enduring significance in world film history

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter none

      Introduction (pages 1–12)

      Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau

  1. Part I: Renoir in Close-Up - Section 1: Reassessing Renoir's Aesthetics

  2. Section 2: Critical Focus on Selected Films

    1. Chapter 9

      La Règle du jeu (pages 144–165)

      Christopher Faulkner, Martin O'Shaughnessy and V. F. Perkins

  3. Part II: Renoir: The Wider View - Section 1: Renoir's Filmmaking and the Arts

  4. Section 2: Renoir's Place in the Critical Canon

  5. Part III: Renoir, a National and a Transnational Figure - Section 1: Renoir, the Chronicler of French Society

  6. Section 2: Renoir, the Transnational Figure

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