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Unformatted text preview: Benjamin Nalder Fr/It 217 February 5, 2008 The Crime of Monsieur Lange Jean Renoir 1936 Scene Analysis 576 Words Renoirs film, The Crime of Monsieur Lange , possesses a strong but implicit leftist ideology. He is meticulous and attentive in the development and growth of his moral protagonists. Democratic vs. Hierarchal. Outsiders vs. Insiders. Cooperation vs. Competition. All three of these ideological binaries are carefully defined and exemplified in this magnificent film. Monsieur Batala. Handsome, powerful, and at times, very rich. As the owner of the local printing press, Batala is in total control. He publishes what he likes. He has his way with the women he desires. He even lends his female employees out to persuade clientele or creditors. Renoir establishes Batalas character extensively in the beginning of the film. He is well dressed, despite his apparent financial troubles. As we see Batala interact with his debtors as dressed, despite his apparent financial troubles....
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