Mise-En-Scene In Brooklyn Bridge: A History Of Narrative Film

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Mise-en-scene implies the layout of everything that shows up in the frame, including the performers, lighting, stylistic layout, props, and ensemble. mise-en-scène, a French expression that signifies "setting in front of an audience." In movies, putting on the stage truly means setting on the screen, and the movie director is accountable for choosing what goes where, when, and how. Gibbs, J. (2002)

David A. Cook points out in his book A History of Narrative Film, how a mise-en-scène is shaped by all the parts that appear “within a shot itself, as opposed to the effects created by cutting.” What he basically means is that whatever is in the shot and is a physical object is considered part of the Mise-en-scene.
Cook, D. (1980). The movie that I chose to talk about is Manhattan (1979) done by the director Woody Allen, I chose this movie because is its simplicity and it’s relativism to Mise-en-scene. A specific shot in this movie that stood out to me the most is the shot of Brooklyn Bridge in the early morning. This shot depicts so many elements of Mise-en-scene, and although it seems so simple and natural, there are so many elements that were put into the this shot to make it look this effortless and graceful. It is early morning. The rising 's light sun suffuses the Brooklyn Bridge with a sentimental glory. A couple is seen sitting along the waterside. The expressive magnificence of the shot strikes the viewer. Past its tasteful worth, the acclaimed Brooklyn Bridge shot

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