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La Règle du Jeu
by V.F. Perkins
La Règle du jeu was the first and is still the finest of all the films that we see in a director’s cut. The work of French cinephiles in the 1950s restored Jean Renoir’s work to glory. It had been a disaster at its premiere in 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of war. Its failure, Renoir wrote, ‘depressed me so much that I made up my mind either to forsake cinema or to ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by British Film Institute
(first published November 3rd 2003)
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Victor Perkins co-founded the film department at the University of Warwick in 1978, where he acted as a full time lecturer/senior lecturer until 2004. Although since retired, he continues to teach occasional classes and conduct research.More about V.F. Perkins...