did-you-know? rent-now

Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

did-you-know? rent-now

Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

We're the #1 textbook rental company. Let us show you why.


Cracking Gilles Deleuze's Crystal Narrative Space-time in the Films of Jean Renoir

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-09-01
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Purchase Benefits
List Price: $31.95


Jean Renoir is widely considered as one of the most important technical innovators and politically engaged filmmakers in cinema history. Reassessing the unique qualities of Renoir's influential visual style by interpreting his films through a blend of Gilles Deleuze's film philosophy and previously unpublished production files, Barry Nevin provides a fresh and accessible interdisciplinary perspective that illuminates both the complexity and diversity of Renoir's oeuvre. Exploring canonised landmarks in Renoir's career, including La Grande Illusion (1937) and La Règle du jeu (1939), the book also considers neglected films such as Le Bled (1929) and Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) to present a rounded analysis of this quintessential French auteur's oeuvre.

Author Biography

Barry Nevin is Assistant Lecturer in French at the Dublin Institute of Technology and Teaching Visitor in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

Table of Contents


Theorising Renoir's narrative style: Bazin, Faulkner, and Braudy.
The future beyond the point de fuite: opening the image-temps to space
Open spaces / open futures: filming spatial politics
Reading Deleuze on Renoir: critical opinions
Discursive positioning: Renoir auteur

Chapter 1 - Teatro Mundi: Framing Urban Dynamics in Renoir's Paris
Introduction: Renoir, cinema and the city
La Chienne (1931)
Boudu sauvé des eaux (1932)
La Règle du jeu (1939)
Conclusion: Renoir's Ville-concept

Chapter 2 - From Desert to Dreamscape: Viewing Renoir's Rural Landscapes as Spatial Arenas
Introduction: opening the natural landscape to space-time
Le Bled (1929)
The Southerner (1945)
The River (1951)
Conclusion: dynamising the natural landscape

Chapter 3 - Portraying the Future(s) of the Front Populaire
Introduction: theory and texts in context
Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (1936)
Les Bas-fonds (1936)
La Grande Illusion (1937)
Conclusion: 'We are dancing on a volcano'.

Chapter 4 - Renoir's Crises Anti-réalistes: Framing le Temps Gelé
Introduction: seeing time in the image plane
Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
The Golden Coach (1952)
Eléna et les hommes (1956)
Conclusion: society and spectacle

Appendix: Corpus Breakdown

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Rewards Program