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Unformatted text preview: • Renoir reminds you that you are only seeing a chunk of a three-dimensional world • He calls your attention to the space that normally doesn’t make it into the frame o Clip: from Boudu Saved from Drowning : rowing on the river on the wedding day, and then what happens after Boudu pulls them over and swims away ° Note the way the boat sort of comes into the frame, and the way Renoir gives you a physical sense of the environment ° Note that the music is part of the action – it gets louder as they move toward the band, and softer as they move away ° Boudu represents unmitigated nature. He stands for accident, contingency. ° Note the wide, slowly swinging turn of the camera at the end ° The true purpose of the scene ceases to address Boudu’s intentions, and instead addresses his pleasure ° At the end, everything becomes intrinsically beautiful ° Visual Style as Moral Vision o Embedded in what you’ve seen....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10