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The Rules of the Game (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Jean Renoir and produced by Jean Renoir.

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A Regra do Jogo (1939) / The Rules of the Game (1939)

By L? on Nov 16, 2018 From Critica Retro

A Regra do Jogo (1939) / The Rules of the Game (1939) A vida de um cin?filo muitas vezes se resume a sempre tentar completar algum tipo de lista. Pode ser? lista da AFI dos melhores filmes feitos nos EUA, ou a lista da Sight and Sound dos melhores filmes de todos os tempos. Quantos n?s j? vi... Read full article


The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 6, 2016 From The Stop Button

There are two big sequences in Rules of the Game. There’s the hunting sequence, which concentrates on the rabbits and pheasants before–and as–they are killed for sport. The animals are hunted without motive or enjoyment. Until a line in the third act connects events, the hunt is mo... Read full article


The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 6, 2016 From The Stop Button

There are two big sequences in Rules of the Game. There’s the hunting sequence, which concentrates on the rabbits and pheasants before–and as–they are killed for sport. The animals are hunted without motive or enjoyment. Until a line in the third act connects events, the hunt is mo... Read full article


The Rules of the Game (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 5, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Rules of the Game (“La regle du jeu”) Directed by Jean Renoir Written by Jean Renoir and Carl Koch 1939/France Nouvelles ?ditions de Films (NEF) Repeat viewing/Criterion Collection DVD #138 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Robert de la Cheyniest: Why’s that? Octave:... Read full article


Jean Renoir's "The Rules of the Game"

By Jeremy Carr on May 10, 2013 From Studies in Cinema

The masterful Jean Renior, the great humanist of the cinema, created not only his masterpiece with La r?gle du jeu, but also one of the few films to rival Citizen Kane as the greatest movie ever made. This film is just astounding. Everything about it is pitch-perfect. While it certainly wasn’... Read full article


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When the film opened in 1939, initial reception of it was so bad that one viewer lit a newspaper and tried to burn the theater that it was playing in. There were even threats to other theaters.
After the success of Grand Illusion and La Bête Humaine, Jean Renoir and his nephew Claude helped set up their own production company, Les Nouvelles Editions Francaises. This was their first production.
Director Jean Renoir recut the film numerous times, due to poor initial reception and damage to the negatives during World War II.
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