Early cinema

Mise-en-scéne readings

Here are the readings on m-e-s I referenced in class:

Please note that these sources provide differing interpretations of mise-en-scéne, and that both are also distinct from the understanding I am presenting in class (remember that you will be able to link to those presentations from the Calendar).

*This presentation is based on Louis Giannetti, Understanding Movies (2007), chapter 2, 49-101, which is available at Hamersly Library.

Begin practicing analysis of mise-en-scéne in comments to this entry and with the following images from A Trip to the Moon and The Great Train Robbery:

Trip to the Moon at 9:28:

TripToTheMoon9mins28secs

Great Train Robbery at 2:43:

GreatTrainRobbery2mins43secs