Mise-en-scene: Film Style and Interpretation / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $14.97
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 25%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $14.97   
  • New (4) from $14.97   
  • Used (4) from $17.53   

Overview

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.

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903364062
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 2/27/2002
  • Series: Short Cuts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,223,543
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

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

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2002

    What's in a frame?

    The tenth volume in the Short Cuts series from Wallflower Press is the most narrowly focused and the most modest in intention. John Gibbs claims his task is '...less about saying something new, and more of bringing together in the same place, some of the ways in which mise-en-scene criticism has been brought about and put to use.' Gibbs succeeds, offering a good introduction to practical mise-en-scene analysis and a detailed, even affectionate, history of mise- en-scene criticism. The major topics are definitions of mise-en-scene elements ('the contents of the frame and the way they are organized'), how these elements interact to create meaning, the history of Anglo-American mise-en-scene criticism and it's relationship to the auteur theory, and the distinctive role of mise-en-scene in film melodrama. Gibbs focuses mostly directors celebrated in the early days of auteurism: Renoir, Ford, Ray, Sirk, Minnelli, Hitchcock, Ophuls. You can imagine an undergrad raised on high tech blockbusters getting a bit restless. The most important insight for the seasoned reader is how mise-en-scene analysis, as a preferred method of the auteur critics, elevated the role of director and in turn raised the status of narrative film from shallow escapism to profound artform.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)