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