Ladybridge Film Studies: Mise-en-scene

Key terms for mise-en-scene in films
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Mise-en-scene
A term that suggests that everything is in the shot for a reason. It literally means 'putting in the scene'
Gestures
Movements of hands, arms, fingers or any other part of the body that illustrate and emphasize what is being said.
Expressions
Facial movements which show a character's reactions or emotions
Movements
The way a character moves their body around the set to convey meaning, such as when they walk fast, pace frantically or don't move at all
Speech
What the characters say (dialogue), and the way in which they say it: This could involve accent, intonation, or even slurring
Props
1) Stage furniture, set dressing which makes a place look realistic; 2) Articles used by actors, entertainers, or speakers.
Setting
The context in time and place in which the action of a film occurs.
Costumes
The clothing and accessories worn by actors to portray character and period.

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