Jean Renoir : letters / edited by David Thompson and Lorraine LoBianco ; translations by Craig Carlson, Natasha Arnoldi, Michael Wells ; translations of the letters of François Truffaut by Anneliese Varaldiev Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979

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Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979
Renoir, Jean, 1894-; Motion picture producers and directors - France - Correspondence.; Cinema - Films (Motion pictures) - Directing
Jean Renoir (1894-1979) was hailed as the greatest of film directors by no less than Orson Welles and Charles Chaplin. The son of the celebrated impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, he made such classics of French cinema as Boudu Saved From Drowning, La Grande Illusion and La Regle du Jeu - voted by critics in Sight and Sound as one of the ten best films of all time. The letters in this volume, many published here for the first time, span Renoir's entire life, revealing a man of unparalleled humanity and artistic commitment. They cast new light on his creative struggles, both in France and Hollywood, and provide a record of his friendships with such people as the writers Georges Simenon, Dudley Nichols and Clifford Odets, the actresses Ingrid Bergman and Leslie Caron and the directors Erich von Stroheim and Francois Truffaut.
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