Silent Renoir

Philosophy and the Interpretation of Early Film

Authors: Davis, Colin

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  • The only book specifically focussed on Jean Renoir’s silent films
  • Develops a philosophical account of issues in the interpretation of early film
  • Re-interprets the early work of a major film director
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Jean Renoir (1894-1979) is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished directors in the history of world cinema. In the 1930s he directed a string of films which stretched the formal, intellectual, political and aesthetic boundaries of the art form, including works such as Le Crime de Monsieur Lange, La Grande Illusion, La Bête humaine and La Règle du jeu. However, the great director’s early work from the 1920s remains almost completely unknown, even to film specialists. If it is discussed at all, it is often seen to be of interest only insofar as it anticipates themes and techniques perfected in the later masterpieces. Renoir’s films of the 1920s were sometimes unfinished, commercially unsuccessful, or unreleased at the time of their production. This book argues that to regard them merely as prefigurations of later achievements entails a failure to view them on their own terms, as searching, unsettled experiments in the meaning and potential of film art.


About the authors

Colin Davis is Emeritus Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Silent Renoir
Book Subtitle
Philosophy and the Interpretation of Early Film
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63027-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63027-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63026-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 142
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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