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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-19, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 12 June, 2019 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2019.

 

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Mis en scene


core definition

Mise en scene refers to the content and placement of items in a stage set or props and action in a film frame.


explanatory context

Mise en scene is a theatrical term that refers to the content and placement of items in a stage set.

 

In film studies mise en scene refers to that which is within the film frame, including backdrops, settings, costumes, props, composition of the shot and movement within the frame.


analytical review

Lamb, B., undated:

Mise-en-scene. Mise en scene is a French term that refers to 'putting into the scene'. Whereas visual composition usually refers to how specific elements are arranged, li [sic] en scene is a broader term that refers to the artistic look and feel of a shot. It encompasses a range of elements, including lighting, costume, make up, camera techniques and the positioning and movement of actors.


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

cinema

profilimic event


Sources

Lamb, B., undated, Glossary, available at https://lessonbucket.com/glossary/, accessed 10 June 2019.


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