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Macmillan Higher Education

La Regle du jeu

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British Film Institute

Pages: 96
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BFI Film Classics

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Paperback - 9780851709659

04 September 2012

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Renoir's famous and controversial comedy of manners has a troubled history. Victor Perkins presents here a sensitive socio-historical study of Renoir's revised edition of the film, released 20 years after its premiere; shaped...

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Renoir's famous and controversial comedy of manners has a troubled history. Victor Perkins presents here a sensitive socio-historical study of Renoir's revised edition of the film, released 20 years after its premiere; shaped by the profundity and originality of its form.

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A brand new addition to this popular and successful series in time for the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics and the Sight & Sound Greatest Film Poll. Richly illustrated in full colour with images from the film
Classic of prewar cinema: La Regle du Jeu is regarded as a premier example prewar French realism, showcasing the elemental but also advancement of cinematography
Controversial history: Banned by French government on initial release for its portrayal of the upper classes
Established BFI author: Perkins produced acclaimed previous volume in the BFI Film Classics series, on Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons

Preliminaries
Andre Jurieul Roland Toutain
Robert de la Chesnaye Marcel Dario
Christine Nora Gregor
Octave/Jean Renoir
Appendix
Notes
Credits.

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V.F. Perkins is Honorary Professor of Film Studies at Warwick University. His film criticism includes the books Film as Film (1972) and the volume on Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons, also in the BFI Film Classics series (1999).

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V.F. Perkins is Honorary Professor of Film Studies at Warwick University. His film criticism includes the books Film as Film (1972) and the volume on Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons, also in the BFI Film Classics series (1999).

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