In order to describe and understand Hong's style in more concrete detail, I will combine two approaches: Mise-en-scene
criticism and statistical style analysis.
This juxtaposition of moods is a significant aspect of the mise-en-scene
that reflects the presence of realism and expressionism in Seven Beauties.
The film's excursions outside of this space draw attention to the constructed nature of its mise-en-scene
and, by relation, foreground the constructedness of representation as a whole.
The purple mists and shafts of light look like what they are: a temporary, artificial mise-en-scene
In Version, it's expressed as the rupture between diegetic sound and nondiegetic sound (Poledna effectively collapses the two) and mise-en-scene
Suddenly, Kilimnik's mise-en-scene
became a mise en abyme, with so many reinterpreted realities stacked inside each other like Chinese boxes.
Beyond playing on the true and the false, Laurette's "performance" can be seen as an institutional critique, as an investigation of context via the mise-en-scene
and mise en abime of the social dynamics of the spectacle, and as an examination of relationships between the art world and the celebrity system--all in three easy steps.
Sculpting reliefs based on newspaper photos, for instance, Pascal Convert subtly reveals an iconographic tradition and a mise-en-scene
that profoundly modify their putatively neutral status.
The Reaganomic terminology seems appropriate, since the video's mise-en-scene
has a New Wave noir quality that feels distinctly '80s.
Pflumm's rhythmic mise-en-scene
of everyday media signs and allusions to their effects is but one of many post-Pop appropriations and infiltrations of today's multifarious mass culture.
Waters's little movies are subversive rewritings of cinematic material liberated from its mise-en-scene
so that it can tell its own story in its own time.
Michael Mittelman's Hallway, 2003-2004, confronted audiences with the delayed feedback of their own sounds and ghostly images (captured by hidden camera) in the claustrophobic mise-en-scene
of a house corridor.