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Jean Renoir by Martin O'Shaughnessy


Jean Renoir by Martin O'Shaughnessy

Accessible and original analysis of all Jean Renoir's sound films, including those he made in Hollywood - this is the first major study to appear for a number of years and brings new light on some of the director's most celebrated films.. 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.. Traces his output from the silent period to the age of television, tying his work into a fast-shifting, socio-historical context.. Detailed analyses of his sound films map his evolving style while individual chapters cover Renoir's career and writings, critical debates, the silent and early sound films, the Popular Front period, Renoir americain and the later films. -- .

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Martin O'Shaughnessy is Principal Lecturer in French at Nottingham Trent University -- .

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Publication date

27th July 2000


Martin O'Shaughnessy

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Manchester University Press


264 pages


Individual film directors, film-makers



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