Mise en scène



I published a little book on the concept of mise en scène, which forms part of a trilogy, together with Jacques Aumont’s Montage and Timothy Barnard’s Découpage. The book was published by the Montreal-based publisher caboose in their Kino-Agora series.

The book sketches the history of the term from its origins in theatre in the 19th century to contemporary discussions of special FX-heavy movies, where mise en scène seems to be all but absent, looking in particular at the discussions of the term among the critics of Cahiers du cinéma in the 1950s and 1960s.

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