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Films In 1939

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... ... Shining with the soft hues of early colour and with Jennings evident love of the English landscape, each shot's composition reflects the classical balance and harmony of the romantic, Constable-like view of the land he celebrated throughout his life. ... ... ... Read more
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La Regie Du Jeu has a strange history. Made under hazardous conditions prior to Renoir's departure for Hollywood, it met with a hostile reception at its Paris premiere in July, 1939, and was subsequently severely cut. In October of the same year, it was banned on the grounds that it was ... Read more
... ... With little natural sound-the soundtrack consists largely of music from onscreen sources-and sparse commentary, the film shows how people spent their non-working hours. Overflowing with songs and icons of pop­ular culture from comic books to football adver­tisement, it is also ... Read more
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