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Studying Pan's Labyrinth$
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Tanya Jones

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733308

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733308.001.0001

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Film Language

Film Language

Mise-en-scène

Chapter:
(p.35) Film Language
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Studying Pan's Labyrinth
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Tanya Jones

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733308.003.0005

This chapter talks about mise-en-scène as a French phrase that best translates in English as 'put into the scene', which includes setting, décor, costume, props, body language, and make-up. It explains how mise-en-scène conveys meaning and includes information concerning character emotion, psychological state, mood, atmosphere, historical time, genre, and point in the narrative. It also points out ways in which mise-en-scène dominates some films as they are constructed as cinematic tableau, such as a series of pictures or paintings. The chapter describes Guillermo Del Toro's vision of the world of Pan's Labyrinth, in which there are clear parallels between the real-world characters and sets and the imaginary ones. It explores how Pan's Labyrinth gives centre stage to the power of the imagination and the need to retain imagination in order to counter point the horrors of the real-world.

Keywords:   Pan's Labyrinth, mise-en-scène, Guillermo Del Toro, imagination, cinematic tableau, real-world characters, imaginary characters

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