The Killers, 1946, Robert Siodmak

Images in Time

Mise en scène


Monday, November 13
10 am to 12 pm

Age 15 plus

Each single frame of each film is bursting with information. When time is added in a single shot - movement, rhythm, change - things become even more complex. To deal with this excess it's often pigeonholed in categories such as framing, camera movement, choreography, set design, costumes, lighting, acting. What we want to do in this lecture though, is to go the opposite way and ask how all of these elements interact and thus tell a story cinematically. On the go we will also understand a lot about cinema as a whole: what it can do, what we want it to be and how it has changed in its history. 

Presented by Film Museum employee Stefan Huber