Mise-en-Scene I

Session Preview

In this section, we turn to a discussion of film style. This session is devoted to the first of the two elements that make up a "shot." Mise-en-scene is a French term derived from live theater that refers to that which is put into a scene: set design, actors, props, etc. It also refers to the way a scene is lit. The simplest way to think about it is that which is being filmed.

 

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Assignment Due for this Session

Look at the image on the post for this session, from the 2002 film Bend it Like Beckham. What can you figure out about the young woman in the picture? Feel free to speculate based on the evidence in the frame. (If you have seen the film, pretend that you don't know anything but what is on this frame.) Post your comment below.