Mise-en-scène: Film Style and Interpretation by John GibbsMise-en-scène: Film Style and Interpretation by John Gibbs

Mise-en-scène: Film Style and Interpretation

byJohn Gibbs

Paperback | March 6, 2002

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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.

John Gibbs is lecturer in film and television studies at the London College of Printing, the London Institute.
Title:Mise-en-scène: Film Style and InterpretationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 1 × 0.68 inPublished:March 6, 2002Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:190336406x

ISBN - 13:9781903364062

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Elements of Mise-en-Scène2. The Interaction of Elements3. Coherent Relationships4. Investigations in the Critical History of Mise-en-Scène5. Mise-en-Scène and Melodrama6. Case Study: Imitation of LifeConclusionAppendixNotesBibliographyIndex