Mise-en-scene literally means ‘placed in the scene’.

Mise-en-scene refers to anything that the director chooses to film. Every element of mise-en-scene is carefully selected to communicate meaning, and mise-en-scene work along with other micro elements of film language to communicate an overall idea which helps tell the story of the film.

Here is a presentation on Mise-en-Scene:

Please complete a mise-en-scene analysis, using C.L.A.M.P.S on the still in the slides below. What ideas is Guillermo Del Torro communicating through the selection of mise-en-scene?

Here is a link to a video of the sequence – there are no subtitles, but this is fine. Film is a visual art (meaning is communicated primarily by what we see).

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