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Christopher Faulkner

Christopher Faulkner is a professor of film studies and the director of the interdisciplinary Cultural Mediations Ph.D. program at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is the author of The Social Cinema of Jean Renoir and, with Olivier Curchod, La Règle du jeu: scénario original de Jean Renoir. He is currently writing a reception history of The Rules of the Game.

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Boudu Saved from Drowning: Tramping in the City
When Jean Renoir looked back on Boudu Saved from Drowning from the vantage point of 1967, there were two aspects of the film that stood out in his mind. One, not surprisingly, was the brilliant, idiosyncratic performance of Michel Simon, in the role …

By Christopher Faulkner

Elena and Her Men

Elena and Her Men (Elena et les homes, 1956) has been rather thoughtlessly dismissed as minor Renoir and was not much appreciated upon its release, either by the public or by critics (excepting the enthusiasm of Jean-Luc Godard). The film deserves be

By Christopher Faulkner