Mise-en-scène | The Journal of Film & Visual Narration Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

One frame at a time…

Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (MSJ), the official film studies journal of Kwantlen Polytechnic University that endeavours to promote and advance the study of film as an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural art form grounded in the visual narrative. Supported by an international board and readership, this peer-reviewed publication is dedicated to the scholarly investigation of filmic storytelling, one frame at a time. From its articles to its interviews, its contents are deeply in conversation with what film critic Adrian Martin has called “A Term that Means Everything, and Nothing Very Specific.” Every piece featured in the journal strives to define part of the mise-en-scène enigma and its underlying role in the screen narrative.

Vol 1, No 1 Table of Contents 

(ISSN: 2369-5056)


“Who Killed the World”: Building a Feminist Utopia from the Ashes of Toxic Masculinity in Mad Max: Fury Road by Taylor Boulware

The Viral Image: Transmedia Mise-en-scène in the Fictional Real by Caleb Andrew Milligan

The Adaptation of Artwork in Lust for Life and Mr. Turner by Rachel Walisko

The Walk of Cinema by Walter Carl Metz

Reification and Alienated Form in A Clockwork Orange  by James Driscoll

From the Shadows: Nosferatu and the German Expressionist Aesthetic by William Burns

View from the Road: Vincent Gallo’s The Brown Bunny by Michael Johnston


Filmmaker Agnieszka Holland Discusses her Life in Film by Paul Risker

Mise-en-scène Featurettes

The Sight of Unseen Things: Cinephilic Privileging and the Movement of Wind in The Eclipse by David Scott Diffrient

Unseen Voices in The Wind Will Carry Us by Kenta McGrath

Book Reviews

A Pedagogical Review of The Film Experience: An Introduction by Joakim Ake Nilsson

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Transforming Gender by Gerald Walton

Wizard Mode by Fiona Whittington-Walsh

Contact: MSJ@kpu.ca | @MESjournal


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