Submit a 1-2 page reflection on how directors and cinematographers shape acting in film using mise-en-scène elements such as cinematography and production design. Use Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich (2000), or Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins (2010), both available on Swank. ( (Links to an external site.)WARNING: 13 Assassins is a violent period samurai film.)
These questions should help frame your response:
- How does mise-en-scène frame acting choices?
- If you research what kind of acting styles the leads used, how does knowing their style affect your response?
You must write an abstract.
Be sure to use specific details you’ve learned in Movies and Meaning.