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Description - Mise-en-scene - Film Style and Interpretation by John Gibbs

Explores the fundamental concepts of composition, framing, costume and set design in cinema. In uncovering the history of mise-en-scene within academic film studies and popular film criticism, John Gibbs offers a full introduction to this central component of film analysis and provides detailed readings of such films as Rebel Without a Cuase, Imitation of Life and Lone Star. Explores the fundamental concepts of composition, framing, costume and set design in cinema. In uncovering the history of mise-en-scene within academic film studies and popular film criticism, John Gibbs offers a full introduction to this central component of film analysis and provides detailed readings of such films as Rebel Without a Cuase, Imitation of Life and Lone Star. It provides a review of the historical significance of mise-en-scene and its role in the critical discovery of Hollywood cinema. In inviting viewers and critics to consider the importance of a sensitive approach to film style, the book provides a useful tool for the critical understanding of interpretative methodologies in film reading and the expression of visual style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903364062
ISBN-10: 190336406X
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Gibbs

John Gibbs is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the London College of Printing, the London Institute.

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