Jean Renoir - Stage and Spectacle

Jean Renoir - Stage and Spectacle

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Three late period films from the masterful French director Jean Renoir are compiled on this first-rate release from Criterion. The Golden Coach, French Cancan, and Elena and Her Man are each presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. Soundtracks for all three films are presented in mono and in the original language. Supplemental materials include introductions by Renoir himself as well as directors Peter Bogdanovich and Martin Scorsese, a three-part interview with Renoir that extends over the course of all three discs, the second half of a documentary about Renoir created by film critic David Thompson, production stills, and interviews with some of Renoir's collaborators. This is an outstanding box set for anyone who loves movies.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2004
UPC: 0037429195321
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 5:07:00
Sales rank: 23,763

Special Features

New high-definition digital transfers, with restored image and sound; Introductions to The Golden Coach and Elena and Her Men by Renoir; Video introduction to The Golden Coach by filmmaker Martin Scorsese; Video introduction to French Cancan by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; Exclusive interview with French Cancan set designer Max Douy; "Jean Renoir - Hollywood and Beyond," part two of the BBC documentary by David Thompson; Three-part interview with Renoir ("Jean Renoir Parle de Son Art," conducted by French New Wave director Jacques Rivette); Galleries of production stills; Essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Andrew Sarris, and Renoir historian Christopher Faulkner; New and improved English subtitle translations; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer editions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Magnani Camilla,Actor
Ingrid Bergman Actor,Princess Elena Sorokowska
Jean Gabin Danglard,Actor
Duncan Lamont Ferdinand, Le Viceroy
Jean Marais Gen. Francois Rollan
Maria Felix La Belle Abesse
Françoise Arnoul Nini
Mel Ferrer Viscount Henri de Chevincourt
Riccardo Rioli Ramon, le Toreador
Gianni Esposito Prince Alexandre
Odoardo Spadaro Don Antonio
Pierre Bertin Martin-Michaud
Gaston Modot Danglard's Servant
Jean Richard Hector, Rollan's Batman
Paul Campbell Felipe
Elina Labourdette Paulette
Magali Noël Lolotte, Elena's Maid

Technical Credits
Jean Renoir Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Golden Coach
1. Opening Credits
2. The Golden Coach Arrives
3. Actors and Foreigners
4. A Theater?
5. Getting the Theater Ready
6. Opening Night
7. The Viceroy and the Marquis
8. The Play Is a Hit
9. Ramon, the Bullfighter
10. A Royal Performance
11. The Smell of the Good Life
12. Camilla Meets the Viceroy
13. Camilla's Many Admirers
14. Taxing the Nobility
15. Dinner With the Viceroy
16. The Council Meeting
17. The Bullfight
18. Deceived by Love
19. Ramon Declares His Love
20. Felipe Returns
21. The Viceroy Becomes a Real Man
22. Love or the Coach?
23. Choosing Sides
24. Camilla's Gift of Love and Charity
25. Theater, the First Love
26. End Credits
1. Color Bars
Side #2 -- French Cancan
1. Opening Credits
2. The Chinese Screen
3. Slumming at the White Queen
4. A Little Social Call
5. Danglard Hires Nini
6. The First Love
7. Guibole and the French Cancan
8. Backing for the New Club
9. Demolishing the White Queen
10. Auditions
11. Rehearsals
12. The Minister Visits the Moulin Rouge
13. Danglard Loses it All
14. Danglard and Nini Fall in Love
15. Spite and Despair
16. Paulo Confronts Danglard
17. Prince Alex Proclaims His Love
18. Prince Alex Lives
19. A Night as "The Boy Next Door"
20. Opening Night
21. "Catherine the Great"
22. Esther Georges
23. Nini's Decision
24. The French Cancan
25. Everybody Gets What They Want
1. Color Bars
Side #3 -- Elena and Her Men
1. Quatorze de Juillet
2. "There Are No Pearls!"
3. Long Live Rollan!
4. Introductions
5. Revelry in the Streets
6. Down With Rollan!
7. Violets for Volodia
8. The Vidauban Affair
9. Union of Rubber and Leather
10. Elena Accepts the Mission
11. Involuntary Spies
12. A Mission in Motion
13. Performance for One
14. Vidauban Freed!
15. To Do Nothing
16. Visit From the Prime Minister
17. Rollan in Exile
18. Princess Elena Arrives
19. Talisman to Rollan
20. Rollan Sneaks Away
21. A Plan of Escape
22. Let's Pretend
23. One Last Performance
1. Color Bars

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