Mise-en-scène: Film Style and Interpretation

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Wallflower Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 128 pages
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Mise-en-scène: Film Style and Interpretation explores and elucidates constructions of this fundamental concept in thinking about film. In uncovering the history of mise-en-scène within film criticism, and through the detailed exploration of scenes from films as Imitation of Life and Lone Star, John Gibbs makes the case for the importance of a sensitive understanding of film style, and provides an introduction to the skills of close reading. This book thus celebrates film-making as well as film criticism that is alive to the creative possibilities of visual style.


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John Gibbs is lecturer in film and television studies at the London College of Printing, the London Institute.

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