… that would influence his directing style.
In addition to being surrounded by women, Jeans childhood was unconventional in many ways. The family house was located in Montmarte which, at that time, was associated with prostitution and crime. He also interacted regularly with his fathers friends, including write Emile Zola and artists Cézanne and Toulouse-Lautrec (OShaughnessy, 2).
Renoirs first experience with a camera occurred in during World War I. To forge an identity separate from his famous father, Jean became an officer in the French Cavalry. He was tasked with using a camera during aerial …
… social concerns. Le Petit Theatre de Jean Renoir (1969) indirectly addressed issues raised by the 1968 student and workers revolts (OShaughnessy, 219). This proved to be Renoirs final film. He died in 1979 at the age of 85.
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