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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 Renoir’s 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 Batala’s 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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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course FRENCH 217 taught by Professor Lee during the Winter '08 term at BYU - ID.
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