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Jean Renoir French Film Great Jean Renoirs Rules of the Game1939 is an excellent example of great French films As a director Jean Renoir made use of the photography plot and characters in a way only he could The deep focus shot as Gianetti and Leech put it A technique of Photography that permits all distant planes to remain clearly in focus from close-up ranges to infinity is one of the most important techniques used in this classic film For one it helps demonstrate the off-the-wall events that occur throughout this film by being able to see the characters in the background as well as the foreground In the entire film there are just over 300 shots meaning that Renoir uses long sequences and lets the characters and actions develop themselves in front of the camera Renoir was also very interested in making sure each character has a chance to reveal the character in detail through both their words and actions Another type of photography that Renoir uses very well were the close-ups Close-ups are rarely used in Renoirs Rules of the game but when they are used they are used very effectively The close-ups are only used on Christine Nora Gregor to demonstrate to the audience that she is the main and most important character And finally the use of Renoirs Realist camera techniques are very evident in this film The main techniques he used in this film were the large depth of the field the constant camera movement and the long sequences For this film Renoir ordered specially made lenses that would make it easier to change focus and capture multiplane movement Renoir also uses a very mobile camera making you feel like a character in the film and not just a viewer Rules of the Game is one of the first films of all time to incorporate sexual freedom and its consequences that come along with
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