JEAN RENOIR: Projections of Paradise.

BERGAN, Ronald.

Verlag: Overlook Hardcover, 1994., 1994
ISBN 10: 0879515376 / ISBN 13: 9780879515379
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378 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Photos, filmography, index. Fine- in lightly rubbed Near Fine dust jacket. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears. ISBN: 0879515376. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Now once again available, the definitive biography of a seminal figure in film history, whom Orson Welles called "the greatest of all directors." Jean Renoir's career almost spans the history years of cinema—from the early silent movies, to the naturalism of the talkies, committed cinema, film noir, Hollywood studio productions, the Technicolor-period comedies and fast television techniques. His film The Grand Illusion remains one of the greatest movies about the effects of war. Decades after its release, Renoir's The Rules of the Game (1939) is the only film to have been included on every top 10 list in Sight & Sound's respected decennial poll since 1952, cementing Renoir's influence. André Bazin and François Truffaut praised Renoir as the patron saint of the French New Wave. Jean Renoir: Projections of Paradise gives detailed accounts of Renoir's working methods and captivating appraisals of his films, and his long and fascinating life from his blissful childhood as the son of the great Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir. This is a must-listen for students of film and all fans of entertaining, timeless movies.

Review: So many pyramids of acclaim have been built around Jean Renoir, director of Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game, and The River, that the man and his films often seem removed and sterile. But Renoir was a real entertainer as well as a major filmmaker; poignancy and comedy were of equal importance to him. Throwing off the shackles of austerity, Ronald Bergen has written an intimate biography of the filmmaker. He recounts the details of Renoir's event-filled life in an easy, fluid style that makes this book easy to devour and hard to put down.

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Titel: JEAN RENOIR: Projections of Paradise.
Verlag: Overlook Hardcover, 1994.
Erscheinungsdatum: 1994
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Bergan, Ronald.
ISBN 10: 0879515376 ISBN 13: 9780879515379
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Buchbeschreibung Woodstock, NY : The Overlook Press, 1994. Hardcover. Dustjacket. [vi],378 pp. Ills. Condition : very good copy. ISBN 9780879515379[KEYWORDS: FILM*. Artikel-Nr. 255802

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