Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 December 2013

208 Pages | 17 black and white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088667

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The life of mise-en-scène

Visual style and British film criticism, 1946-78

John Gibbs

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Challenges received notions of critical history, and presents an under-explored period to a new generation of scholars
  • Explores the relationship between film and broader cultural histories. In tracing the critical history, the study provides a cross-section of British culture and its attitudes to film
  • Mise-en-scène is central to many important debates
  • authorship, the critical discovery of Hollywood and melodrama. The writing examined in the book shaped the field in enduring ways
  • Uncovers the traditions and varied approaches of mise-en-scène criticism, arguing for their enduring importance, providing a context for the recent revival of interest in this area

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