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English
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ENG100H1
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A Maurice
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 2 Exploring a Material World – Mise-en-Scène  mise-en-scène  a French theatrical term meaning literally “put on stage”; used in film studies to refer to all the elements of a movie scene that are organized, often by the director, to be filmed and that are later visible onscreen; they include the scenic elements of a movie, such as actors, lighting, sets, costumes, make-up, and other features of the image that exist independently of the camera and the processes of filming and editing; a naturalistic mise-en-scène appears realistic and recognizable to viewers, while a theatrical mise-en-scène emphasizes the artificial or constructed nature of its world  soundstages  a large soundproofed building designed to construct and move sets and props and effectively capture sound and dialogue during filming  set  strictly speaking, a constructed setting, often on a studio soundstage, but both the setting and the set can combine natural and constructed elements  set designers  the individual responsible for supervising the conception and construction of movie sets  realism  an artwork’s truthful picture of a society, person, or some other dimension of everyday life; an artistic movement that aims to achieve verisimilitude  prop  an object that functions as part of the set or as a tool used by the actors  actor  an individual who embodies and performs a film character through gestures and movements  performance  an actor’s use of language, physical expression, and gesture to bring a character to life and to communication important dimensions of that character to the audience  leading actors  the two or three actors, often stars, who represent the central characters in a narrative  character actors  recognizable actors associated with particular character types, humorous or sinister, and often cast in minor parts  supporting actors  actors who play secondary characters in a film, serving as foils or companions to the central characters  character types  conventional characters (e.g., hardboiled detective or female fatale) typically portrayed by actors cast because of their physical features, their acting style, or the history of other roles they have played  blocking  the arrangement and movemen
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