Universally admired by his fellow filmmakers, Jean Renoir is considered one of the first great "auteurs," a cinematic master whose distinctive style always centered on concern for human issues and a reverence for natural beauty. Renoir's work is characterized by a sense of visual realism, the love of nature and a poetic representation of the physical environment, modest use of camera movement, an emphasis on long takes and deep focus photography, and naturalistic acting. His best films are multi-dimensional critiques of the human condition, managing to function as farce, drama, and tragedy all at once; they manifest Renoir's unique ability to be both acerbic social critic and heartfelt humanist.
Celebrate Pride Month by browsing UCTV's archive of programs that spotlight LGBTQ+ issues and experiences including discussions of films and TV that explore the LGBTQ+ community, interviews with historians and political activists, and more. You'll even get to watch a performance from the world's first LGBTQ+ mariachi band.
As our climate continues to change, researchers need to understand the complicated chemical, biological, and physical processes that occur at the boundary between the ocean and the atmosphere. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has a unique tool that allows scientists to simulate varying ocean environments by controlling winds, waves, water...
How uncommon is it for a successful scientist to encounter imposter syndrome? According to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Barry Barish, it’s a common occurrence, and one he admits to personally facing. “I think anybody, if they actually think about it, has it,” Barish said. “I have a psychoanalyst for a wife, so I can’t avoid the […]