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Here is the autobiography of the little boy with golden curls in the paintings of his father, Pierre Auguste Renoir—the boy who became the director many consider the greatest in history. François Truffaut called him an infallible filmmaker . . . Renoir has succeeded in creating the most alive films in the history of cinema, films which still breathe forty years after they were made.” In this book, Jean Renoir(1894-1979)presents his world, from his fathers Montemarte studio to his own travels in Paris, Hollywood, and India. Here are tantalizing secrets about his greatest films—The Rules of the Game, The Grand Illusion, The River, A Day in the Country, La Bête Humaine, Toni. But most of all, Renoir shows us himself: a man if dazzling simplicity, immense creativity, and profound humanity.
"These memoirs are as charming, as rich, as full of wisdom, and as fundamental as the films created by their author. Since such a transfer of talent from one medium to another is so rarely experienced, the book cannot be too highly recommended. The clear gaze of the films becomes the clear thinking of the text, for Renoir seems to be independent of the specious thinking which follows fashion. His mind is still so fresh that its power delights as it persuades, while the reader relaxes in the surety of the director's handling of his life." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)
"Here is the autobiography of the little boy with golden curls in the paintings of his father, Pierre Auguste Renoir—the boy who became the director many consider the greatest in history. François Tru"
In this book, Jean Renoir presents his world, from his father's Montmartre studio to his travels and filmmaking in Paris, Hollywood, and India.
About the Author
Jean Renoir (18941979), French actor and director, was one of the master filmmakers of world cinema. He was born in Paris, the son of impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir. His twenty-eight films include Grand Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939).
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