The Killers, 1946, Robert Siodmak


Images in Time

Mise en scène

For all ages starting age 11
Each single frame of every film is bursting with information. When time is added to a single shot – via movement, rhythm, or change – things become even more complex. To deal with this excess, time is often pigeonholed in categories such as framing, camera movement, choreography, set design, wardrobe, lighting, and acting. But in this lecture, we will move in the opposite direction, asking how all of these elements interact and tell a story cinematically. On the go, we will come to understand a lot about cinema as a whole: what it can do, what we want it to be, and how it has changed over time.

Presented by Film Museum staff member Stefan Huber