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Mise en Scene

  1. 1. What is included inthe Mise en scene?
  2. 2.  Denotation – What you can see (The literal meaning) Connotation – What it suggests (The implied meaning) E.g. A red rose  Denotation = A flower that is red in colour  Connotation = Love, romance, valentines day
  3. 3. Mise en Scene analysis:We will be watching 4 clips from different TVdrama sub genres. Use the tables on thefollowing slides of this PowerPoint to fill in yournotes about the mise en scene in each.
  4. 4. Meaning produced by these elements. What do these suggest about the characters/places. Be specific with your examplesSetting Glass dome(looks very science relating to the genre making it very realistic SpaceshipDecor White walls(modern), gremlin cage, machinery, stairsCostume and Make up Suits, dresses, all in one suit Gremlin make up (the dr) Dirt on one characters face.Figure Expression and Shock, nerves, excitement, scared & disbelif.Movement Little movement by background characters. The DR coming from his cage traveling through the room in the air.Lighting Very bright, day time setting
  5. 5. Meaning produced by these elements. What do these suggest about the characters/places. Be specific with your examplesSetting The woods, a old house (a typical convention of crime dramas)Decor Old looking house, old furniture(gives a mysterious feel)Costume and Make up Police uniform, suits, trench coat (very typical in crime dramas) Blood, mudFigure Expression and Running, falling, rolling around.Movement Sad, scared, confused Disabled boy- small movements, sitting back in his chair,Lighting Dark, torches for light
  6. 6. Meaning produced by these elements. What do these suggest about the characters/places. Be specific with your examplesSetting House(typical soap setting) Dinner table having a meal.Decor Slightly old fashioned,Costume and Make up Casual, braids(typical black convention) Casual clothesFigure Expression and Patrick- joyful, accent(due to his ethnicity) drinking rum(aMovement black stereotype) Talk of racism changes the happy mood & facial expressions to a sadder unhappy uneasy mood. Black people talking about coming into the UK (using there ethnicity as a conversational piece)
  7. 7. Meaning produced by these elements. What do these suggest about the characters/places. Be specific with your examplesSetting Italy, outside, within the castle.Decor Very grand, expensiveCostume and Make up Period clothing, capes, JewelryFigure Expression and Riding horses, walking, falling to deathMovement Anger, pain, hatredLighting Very bright, day time, day light
  8. 8.  What is a stereotype? Can you think of any examples? If you had to design the costume of a youth offender, what would they be wearing?
  9. 9.  This is where the representation is purposefully going against the stereotype How would you dress a gay male as a countertype?
  10. 10.  In your exam you will have to discuss the representation of one of the following things. Keep this in mind as we go through this task. Gender Age Ethnicity Regional Identity Sexuality Disability/Physical Ability Class and Status
  11. 11.  You will be shown a series of stills from TV dramas. Answer the questions that are shown before the image. Do this in quick note form. You will be feeding back your answers to the class.
  12. 12.  We are going to look at stills from various TV dramas and you have to decide what period of time it represents.
  13. 13. Life on Mars• Different police cars to now• Police woman wearing an old uniform again not worn now• Police woman wearing a skirt• Males wearing dated clothes• Late 70s -80s
  14. 14. SherlockNowadaysKey London landmarks in thebackground.Modern clothesFashionable coatsModern hair cuts
  15. 15. Dr WhoModern day clothesModern hair stylesPeriod background
  16. 16. SkinsNowadaysModern day clothesTeenagersModern hairContemptry
  17. 17.  This time when you are shown stills answer the above question
  18. 18. The OCUpper classAmericanHigh statusAll in suits and party dressWhite americans
  19. 19. Holby CityDoctor outfit – identified as UKor USA as the outfit and thecolour is associated with thosecountrys.Stereotype shes upper classwell educated
  20. 20. ShamelessThe girl in red – a chavA small childA teen a trouble making beingheld by his neckthe background – flats
  21. 21.  This time when you are shown stills answer the above question
  22. 22. SpooksMan in the suit at the front withthe powerThe men behind wearing casualclothes, hands in his pocketsmore relaxed
  23. 23. Downton AbbeyMaids outfits less powerSuits jewelryThose in the center have morepower and status then those onthe edges. The further awayfrom them middle you are thelower your status.
  24. 24. MerlinMerlin wearing rag clothesMan in a crownA knightHe females nice clothes jewelry
  25. 25.  How does the lighting in the scene affect different moods? Does lighting change? Is it high or low key lighting? Watch the Spooks Clip on the VLE and discuss as a class.
  26. 26.  Watch Wire in the blood How does the mise-en-scène affect and reflect the relations between characters? Consider also the actors performances Discussion: what thoughts, feelings and emotions are evoked by the actors’ performances?

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