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Synonyms for mise en scene

the properties, backdrops, and other objects arranged for a dramatic presentation

the totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development

Synonyms for mise en scene

arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

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For example, Ira Jaffe's Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action (2014) outlines an international trend toward long takes, long shots, austere mise-en-scene, and the lack of emotion and affect, a cinema where "nothing happens," which includes such diverse filmmakers as Jim Jarmusch (United States), Alexander Sokurov (Russia), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey), Cristian Mungiu (Romania), Lisandro Alonso (Argentina), Pedro Costa (Portugal), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Jia Zhang-ke (China), and Bela Tarr (Hungary) (among others) (Jaffe 1-3).
At times, Wertmuller's portrayal of reality may seem absurd; this, however, is the consequence of her careful intermingling of realism and expressionism in the mise-en-scene.
Visually, the mise-en-scene resembles the spatial integrity of many of its predecessors, especially in the way that it calls attention to its location through prominently placed "signage"--the Nelson Mandela Houses and the references to Brooklyn and "Crooklyn" being the most obvious.
What emerged instead was Francois's intuitive ability to marshal a great number of objects into a seemingly coherent (if still ambiguous) mise-en-scene, as well as his penchant for creating sculptures that have a tactile quality (an eagle made of ice dipped in black ink; the wood and spent charcoal in Contamination, 2005; the plaster enveloping the bristles in Black Broom, 2005), two characteristics that unexpectedly brought to mind Gabriel Orozco.
Is the choreography of a ballet no more important than the mise-en-scene of a play or opera?
Once public theater had worked out a general mise-en-scene, the pattern spread and persisted, on the Bankside, on tour, and at court.
Writer and director Scott Smith has assured cinematic sense of pace and design, and an imaginative approach to mise-en-scene.
As we turn from the domestic mise-en-scene, we find exemplified in the poem "Ambush" Komunyakaa's skill in depicting a Vietnam combat situation.
Notwithstanding the simplicity of the device, photographing with this "Caravana Obscura" amounts to a paradoxical process of still moviemaking, complete with lengthy location-spotting, meticulous mise-en-scene (via the positioning of the camper), and one long, lensless sequence shot (three to six hours or more), which "films" the passage of time on a sheet of color-reversal paper inside the camper.
The music of the ballet was there, safe and, I suppose one might say, sound, but dances to that music were often regarded as a useful adjunct, rather as the mise-en-scene of an opera, and the choreographer and opera director had roles that many--including most composers--thought entirely comparable.
They most obviously appear in his often concise, lushly dramatic treatment of the mise-en-scene.
I imagined the Chittendens as a clan or secret society of pre-Microsoft middle managers, and began to develop a mise-en-scene conflating Veblen and the insurance agency's maritime iconography.
Yet while Wilson's history is typically unbalanced and deracinated, his mise-en-scene is anything but.
10 THREE TIMES (HOU HSIAO-HSIEN) With Hou's focus on filmic duration, mise-en-scene becomes everything, leaving narrative in the lurch.
With its lush colors and over-the-top dramatics, The Fox offers a painterly mise-en-scene.