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Miss Representation: Mise-En-Scene Analysis

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Aesthetic realism is a philosophy based on yourself and how being critical about other people around you is only going to trigger your own insecurities that you long to perfect in an imperfect world just to fit in and be what others expect you to be instead of who you really are. True happiness can only come within your own self and the actions you take to succeed as well as be happy. The aesthetic realism of film includes on camera interviews, available lighting, real people (non-actors), direct address to the camera, deep focus, textual information on screen (display of facts) and available (real) mise-en-scene.
On camera interviews consist of the director focusing on one character in the film. A time to get some insight on what is going
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Mise-en-scene is one of the the most important cinema aesthetics because it pulls the scene together to create purpose of what the story is telling the audience and using propaganda to fully develop the scene and what the meaning is behind it. Mise-en-scene helps the truth within the aesthetics. IN both of the films Waiting on Guffman and Miss Representation you will find these elements of aesthetic realism in the same and in different views in order to produce these two great…show more content…
Miss Representation as many eye opening concepts of how media can ruin a woman’s appearance as well as her self-esteem on how she perceives herself. This film is strictly a documentary on the influence of media and how it controls your everyday life. Women are most influenced by the media because it portrays the wrong message by downgrading them to be something or someone that someone else expects them to be. Documentaries such as this one rely on truth within the actor’s actions and performance. For the audience to believe the message given they must first believe the person/actor telling the story. The mise-en-scene in Miss Representation is based on real events happening such as women rallies for equal rights with propaganda like picket signs but the interviews in this film are drastically different in words of mise-en-scene being used. When these on camera interviews are being filmed the setting is an all-white room with nothing besides a coffee table, chair and the interviewee. This technique is used in this film to direct your attention strictly towards who is speaking at the moment of the
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