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Jean Renoir

Director

“A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.”

 

Biography

The son of the painter Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir became one of France’s most important and respected filmmakers during the middle of the 20th century. A Philosophy and Math student, Renoir became a cavalryman, but was invalided out of the army before World War I. Later, he married a model and aspiring actress, and, following the death of his father and the acquisition of an inheritance, set up his own production company to produce movies for his wife. Renoir learned from these early experiences of financing movies and watching other films, and became a director in 1924. With the advent of sound, Renoir’s career was quickly made with a series of profitable films, including La Chienne (1931), a savage and dark drama about a man’s self-destruction, which was later remade by Fritz Lang as Scarlet Street. Renoir’s subsequent films, including The Lower Depths (1936) and Grand Illusion (1937), were among the finest made in France before the war, and were well acknowledged at the time of… read more

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Kenji

24Feb14

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chanandre

29Nov11

The best one of us all. Probably the strongest contender toward world's best all-time filmmaker. He was that good. He knew he was that good. France knew he was that good. We know he's that good. He was above genius.

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chanandre

30Jul11

Probably the quote that has inspired me the most since ever.

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Neil Bahadur

13Jul11

Has anyone seen Tosca?

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Is Renoir Overrated or am I Missing Something?

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THE RULES OF THE GAME

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