Day 110: Boudu sauvé des eaux 1932

Boudu sauvé des eaux 1932

Decided to put the other three films out of my mind and watch a fourth Jean Renoir film, a comedy. It’s highly regarded.

Apparently, Jean Renoir is the greatest film director of all time according to many academics and critics. I’d not heard that before. But I read it in three separate articles in books that make up my collection of books about cinema. I don’t have a big collection, but it does number around the 500 or 600-mark.

I don’t know for sure as I’ve never counted them. I looked at The Film Till Now by Paul Rotha, The Movie and Cinema: A Critical Dictionary by Richard Roud. I found Pauline Kael’s notes in her book, For Keeps, but suddenly decided against reading it until I’d put all my own thoughts on the page.