Five French Filmmakers: Renoir, Bresson, Tati, Truffaut, Rohmer; Essays and Interviews

Five French Filmmakers: Renoir, Bresson, Tati, Truffaut, Rohmer; Essays and Interviews

Bert Cardullo


5 French Filmmakers: Renoir, Bresson, Tati, Truffaut, Rohmer; Essays and Interviews is, as its name exhibits, a suite of essays approximately, through interviews with, 5 of Franceâs significant motion picture administrators from the silent interval (the early a part of Jean Renoirâs occupation) throughout the New Wave and past (even to the current, within the motion pictures of Eric Rohmer). such a lot critics could agree that those 5 males are one of the most crucial, if no longer an important, within the historical past of French cinemaâwhich capability, after all, that they play an important function within the background of global cinema besides. furthermore, there are echoes of Renoirâs paintings in François Truffautâs, at the same time there are of Robert Bresson in Rohmer. the nice Jacques Tati himself is proof of Bressonâs dictum that âthe soundtrack invented silence,❠for he made all of his comediesâotherwise choked with silenceâduring the sound interval. 5 French Filmmakers, then, is the macrocosmic French cinema in microcosm. And the entire extra so simply because this ebook is brought by way of the seminal French theorist and critic André Bazin (1918-1958), who in 1957 wrote an essay (translated the following by way of me, for the first actual time) titled âFifteen Years of French Cinema,❠which serendipitously spans the interval from Renoirâs sound images the entire means as much as the beginning of the hot Wave. Bazin obviously talks approximately all of the very important administrators, as well as Renoir, Bresson, Tati, Truffaut, and Rohmer, operating or beginning their careers from 1942 to 1957, that is accurately why i've got integrated his piece inâindeed, put it before everything ofâFive French Filmmakers.

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