Analysis Of Alfonso Cuaron 's Children Of Men

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STATEMENT This essay analyses how mise-en-scene informs both what is seen and how we are invited to see it, in Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men (2006), a dystopian science fiction thriller. The film is set in England in 2027 and humanity has become infertile. Every other society has collapsed due to dwindling populations with many migrating to England a former activist, Theo Faron (Clive Owen), agrees to help, Julian Taylor (Julianne Moore), to get Kee a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. The aim of this essay is to investigate the power of mise-en-scene, specifically in the use of ‘setting’ and ‘staging’ in key scenes that frames the state of affairs in this imaginary society and the use of omnipresent media in the film and how audience is invited to see it by resembling their own reality. Using close textual anlysis of Children of Men, combined with an ideological critique of post 9/11 global, this analysis will demonstrate how Alfonso Cuaron’s uses the techniques of mise-en-scene show the audience a perception of reality in ways which invites them to debate the nature of contemporary society or politics . Key words: mise-en-scene, staging, setting. ESSAY P1 Fig. 1-2 Concentration cages for emigrants in distinct points of the city shown in Children of Men. Mise-en-scene plays a large role in Children of Men; Alfonso Cuaron uses it to set a world with the state of affairs of reality mirroring concerns as migration, and media manipulation

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