Author: Professor of Film Studies Martin O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Size: 23.42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 251
Jean Renoir is one of the most important figures in French cinema. This is an eminently accessible and original analysis of all his sound films, including those he made in Hollywood. Bringing new light on some of the director's most celebrated films, this lucid account traces his output from the silent period to the age of television, tying his work into a fast-shifting, socio-historical context. Giving an incisive and illuminating account of critical debates concerning Renoir, and focusing on hitherto neglected areas such as gender, nation and ethnicity the book asks us to rethink our understanding of Renoir's political commitment.