Mise En-Scéne: Analysis: Inside Out

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Mise-en-scéne is something that we see in movies all the time. It’s translated from French and means the staging the different aspects of a movie such as setting, lighting, subjects, or almost anything else. Any common movie, such as Inside Out, shows Mise-en-snéne in it. Three big parts of Mise-en-scéne that are shown in the movie Inside Out are cinematography, sound, and editing. Inside Out uses all of these by describing a plot in which there are feelings in our brains which connect to different memories that we can remember at any time. There were five main emotions that controlled the person on the outside whose name was Riley. The five emotions were named, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. They helped Riley as she moved away from…show more content…
Editing is one of the most important things in now only a film, but in any project. If people don’t edit, then little mistakes slip through. Parallel editing is used in the scene from Inside Out. Parallel editing is when two scenes alter between each other because of a connection that they have. This is also called crosscutting or intercutting. An example would be the fact that the film was switching back and fourth from the scene where Riley was talking in the classroom to where her emotions were trying to see how they could solve whatever was going on. One shot would show the emotions playing a joyful memory and then the next shot would be Riley talking about that memory with a joyful look on her face. This also happened in the shot where the memory became sad and then it showed Riley becoming sad as she talked. These go back and forth with each other because they have a connection that helps keep the story moving along. By using different editing techniques, the film not only looks better, but becomes more believable in a…show more content…
Cinematography was used in the way the color was shown throughout the film. They gave each emotion a different color so the viewers would need no explanation. An example of sound was also used because of the way Riley talked when giving information about herself to her class. When she was happy her voice was enthusiastic and filled with joy. When her memory was changed her voice dropped down and she started to talk slower. This gives off the effect of a change in the mood of the scene. Lastly, editing makes the story move alone. Without editing, the story may miss key points. If parallel editing did not occur in Inside Out, then we would not understand why Riley’s emotions changed as has as they did. Different parts of Mise-en-scéne such as cinematography, sound, and editing all come together to create a sense of
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