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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4: The Shot: Mise-en-scene Mise-en-scene- “putting into the scene” Film direction: setting, lighting, costume, and behavior of characters. “Stages the event” REALISM- Many people judge sets based on our views of the world. Notions of realism vary across culture, over time, and among individuals. Important to examine FUNCTION of mise-en-scene. How it is motivated or develops. THE POWER OF MISE_EN SCENE- Melies influenced by lumiere brothers discovered the “magical powers” of mise en scene through his “bus-hearst transformation” accident on film.- He then created set designs. (control)- He created short fantasy trick films. ASPECTS OF MISE EN SCENE Setting Setting plays more active role in cinema. Sets provide more control, but some search for authenticity. - can over-whelm actors, or it can be reduced to nothing, - props, can be motifs in a narrative. Costume and Make up- costumes play important motivic and causal roles. 8 ½ uses his dark glasses to shield him from the world.- Costume and setting can contribute to narrative progression. Women in love- Primary- pastel (love)- pale and black (cool setting)- Use make up to like older, or historical personagles....
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