The Life of Mise-en-scene: Visual style and British film criticism, 1946-78


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The life of mise-en-scene offers a critical history of key debates about visual style in British film journals in the post-war period. It reclaims an often-ignored or misrepresented history, including: the concept of film poetry in the journal Sequence, changing attitudes in Sight and Sound during the 1950s, and the battle over the significance of film style which raged between a number of small journals and the national press in the early 1960s. It examines the British school, first associated with Movie in the 1960s, ...

The Life of Mise-En-SceNe: Visual Style and British Film Criticism, 1946-78 2013, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719088667