Mise-en-scène, Setting and Expressionism

In this video essay, David Monahan takes a look at one element of mis-en-scene that’s often taken for granted—setting. Using the early German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, as a jumping off point, he illustrates how setting can contribute so much more than just a background for action.



video essay by HorrorOldSchool

Setting As Character

What is Production Design?

German Expressionism

Gothic Horror

Robert Wiene

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari