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Mise en scène in Rebel Without a Cause

by Michelle Langford

This clip is used in our first year film studies course to introduce students to mise en scène. The sequence in the police station in particular uses elements of mise en scène such as blocking/staging, props, costume etc. in a striking way to introduce the narrative and to establish a dynamic between the characters. This includes the connections that are formed between the teenage characters and also the generational gap between the teenagers and their parents. In addition, the positioning of the camera and framing enhance the film's techniques of visual story telling.

Mise en scène in Rebel Without a Cause

by Michelle Langford

This clip is used in our first year film studies course to introduce students to mise en scène. The sequence in the police station in particular uses elements of mise en scène such as blocking/staging, props, costume etc. in a striking way to introduce the narrative and to establish a dynamic between the characters. In addition, the positioning of the camera and framing enhance the film's techniques of visual story telling.

by Ruth Shuttleworth

Mise en scène in the opening sequence of Rebel Without a Cause

opening sequence of Rebel Without a Cause

from Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Creator: Nicholas Ray
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Posted by Michelle Langford
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