My Life and My Films

My Life and My Films

by Jean Renoir
     
 

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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

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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 father’s 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.

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"This is an autobiography which is literally crammed full of golden nuggets of observation on life, art, acting, and the cinema....A delight from beginning to end."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306804571
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/22/1991
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Paperback Edition
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
779,043
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Jean Renoir (1894–1979), 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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