Partie de campagne is a 1936 French featurette written and directed by Jean Renoir. It was released as A Day in the Country in the United States; the film is based on the short story "Une partie de campagne" by Guy de Maupassant, a friend of Renoir's father, the renowned painter Auguste Renoir. It chronicles a love affair over a single summer afternoon in 1860 along the banks of the Seine. Renoir never finished filming due to weather problems, but producer Pierre Braunberger turned the material into a release in 1946, ten years after it was shot. Joseph Burstyn released the film in the U. S. in 1950. Monsieur Dufour, a shop-owner from Paris, takes his family for a day of relaxation in the country; when they stop for lunch at the roadside restaurant of Poulain, two young men there and Rodolphe, take an interest in Dufour's daughter Henriette and wife Madame Dufour. They scheme to get the two women off alone with them, they offer to row them along the river in their skiffs, while they divert Dufour and his shop assistant and future son-in-law, Anatole, by lending them some fishing poles.
Though Rodolphe had arranged beforehand to take Henriette, Henri maneuvers it so that she gets into his skiff. Rodolphe good-naturedly settles for Madame Dufour. Henri rows to a secluded spot on the riverbank which he refers to as his "private office". Though Henriette resists his amorous advances, she gives in, he asks her to come see him again, but she says that her father would never permit her to venture into the countryside by herself. Years pass, Henriette marries Anatole. One day, they end up at the place. While Anatole dozes, his wife takes a walk, encounters Henri. With tears in her eyes, she reminisces about their brief time together; when Anatole wakes up, Henri hides until they leave. Sylvia Bataille as Henriette Georges D'Arnoux as Henri Jane Marken as Madame Dufour André Gabriello as Monsieur Dufour Jacques B. Brunius as Rodolphe Paul Temps as Anatole Gabrielle Fontan as Grandmother Jean Renoir as Uncle Poulain Marguerite Renoir as Waitress Future leading directors Jacques Becker and Luchino Visconti worked as Renoir's assistant directors.
The film was shot in July, soon after France had elected the Popular Front government, employers had negotiated the Matignon agreement, providing wage increases, 40-hour weeks, trade union rights, paid holidays and improved social services. A Day in the Country on IMDb A Day in the Country at The Film Journal A Day in the Country: Jean Renoir’s Sunday Outing an essay by Gilberto Perez at the Criterion Collection
Today Is the Day is the third studio album by American noise rock band Today Is the Day. It was released on March 1996 by Amphetamine Reptile Records, it was the band's only album to feature keyboardist Scott Wexton. In 2008, a remastered version of the album containing two bonus tracks that originated from the Amphetamine Reptile Clusterfuck'94 compilation was released through Steve Austin's SuperNova Records. A live performance DVD was released a year earlier, it was filmed during the tour. All tracks are written by Steve Austin. Adapted from the Today Is the Day liner notes. Today Is the Day Steve Austin – vocals, sampler, engineering Brad Elrod – drums Scott Wexton – synthesizer, sampler Today Is the Day at Discogs Today Is the Day at Bandcamp