Mise-en-scene: Matte Painting/ Set

Mise-en-scene encompasses many different formal elements.

Here are some remarkable matte paintings in the gothic mode:

http://nzpetesmatteshot.blogspot.com/2011/11/creepy-castles-menacing-mansions.html

And here’s a shot from Dark City. Note that the film was made on a massive soundstage. The elements of this image are built:

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