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Mark Hurne and Aaron West look carefully at The Criterion Collection a title at a time. We discuss all things Criterion, delve into the library and will explore relevant topics such as directors, themes, actors, genres that encompass all of film.
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CCU57: French 1930s 2 - Early Jean Renoir
Dec 18 16
Mark and Aaron continue the French 1930s series by exploring the early career of Jean Renoir, easily the most recognizable director from the period. We begin with the beginning, by looking at his origins and childhood. We look at his early silent films, his first sound adaptations, and a couple of films from the middle of the decade where we began to settle into his poetic realist style. 7:00 – Why Renoir? 9:30 – Origins of Renoir 20:00 – Silent Renoir (Catherine, Whirlpool of Fate, Nana, Charleston Parade, The Little Match Girl) 51:30 – Early Sound (On purge bébé, La Chienne, Boudu Saved From Drowning) 1:21:30 – Poetic Realism in Mid-Thirties (Toni, A Day in the Country) French 1930s Episode 1 Jean Renoir Taschen book Republic of Images Renoir Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago DVD Beaver - Jean Renoir Collector's Edition Aaron West - A Day in the Country David Blakeslee - A Day in the Country Recommended Films The Little Match Girl La Chienne Boudu Saved from Drowning Toni A Day in the Country Episode Credits Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd Aaron West: Twitter