Renoir and Poetic Realism

Renoir and Poetic Realism - o Often we look at Bergman or...

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Renoir and Poetic Realism I. French film • A parallel history • Film theory II. Jean Renoir (1894-1979) • 1926 Nana (Zola novel) • 1928 The Little Match Girl • 1931 La Chienne • 1932 Boudu Saved from Drowning • 1934 Madame Bovary (Flaubert novel) • 1935 Toni • 1937 Grand Illusion • 1939 Rules of the Game • 1950 The River III. Poetic Realism • Forerunner: Jean Vigo (1905-34) • Key features • Andre Bazin (1918-58) on Renoir IV. Two examples • The ending of Boudu • Dinner in prison: Grand Illusion V. Visual style as moral vision ° Final exam in three weeks o There will be one makeup exam available if you can’t make it at the normal date. ° A word about the last three weeks in this course: o Normally the final three weeks are devoted to examples of three different filmmakers from three different nations/cultures
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Unformatted text preview: o Often we look at Bergman or Kurosawa o However, this time well be looking at two different French directors: Jean Renoir and Truffaut o Im looking to illustrate a certain continuity across European cinema o These films are central examples of dominant schools of filmmaking Renoir is at the center of the movement of Poetic Realism o Neo-realism is also an important movement o You should get a feel for both how different these films are from American cinema, and simultaneously you should understand the continuity of style Look for the continuity in the moral vision of these movies o For these reasons we wont be watching Kurosawas The Seven Samurai this semester, but its a wonderful movie, and you should watch it on your own time...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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