An Mise-en-Scène analysis on Confined Space Movies: Locke and Buried

1Drishya Sivaji, Amith George, Varun Prabha T


Cinema is an art a visual art form that allows the filmmakers to tell a story using various multimedia, allows a writer and a director, with help from other perspective. Researches show that cinema is a pretty young art form, created around the 19th Century. Mise-en-scene is the mix of arts that this paper just mentioned. With a literal meaning of “placing on stage”, mise-en-scene elements are crucial for any cinema or moving picture (movie) that is getting produced. These elements include all that is needed in a cinema in front ofa camera that films it (Moura, G. (2010, August 15). Gabe Moura. Retrieved from Claustrophobic movies are fascinating because they pose challenges regarding the appropriate use of Mise-en-Scene elements. These movies are usually narrated through the process of captivity narration. Thus, a writer and movie director can grab the attention of audiences. For instance, buried (2010), a movie we are reviewing, employs a captivity narration through the main and only on-screen character’s ordeals. However, Locke (2013), needs a different type of narration based on its script and its nature. The paper will be attempting to analyze mise-en-scene elements of the movies Buried (2010) and Locke (2013) as they are two different types of claustrophobic movies.


Movie, Mise-en-Scene elements, Cinematography, Lighting, Space, Décor, Props, Editing, content analysis

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