Name Course Professor Institution Date Mise-en-scene Elements in Fargo Film Mise-en-scene is the framing arrangement of lighting actors décor costume and props including the camerawork and frame. It is actually a French name meaning placing on the stage. The film Fargo was based on a true story. According to the Coen brothers who produced and direct the film they wrote a fictional story around the actual criminal event. This means that the characterization was different although the basic events were same as the real events. Contrary to the opening graphics the actual murder did not take place in Minnesota. The movie was filmed mainly in Minneapolis. The scenes which required landscape with snows were shot in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota. The landscape setting of Minnesota symbolizes isolation which the he starts to wipe the screen slowly and then violently as he proceeds. This is how the whole film starts simply as being a ransom to get money and the turns out to be cold-blooded serial murder incident. He just had mild anger but he became violent when fed up. The scene becomes more powerful when the Jerry is heard screaming as the scratching sound became faster. Also the bird eye view is used in emphasizing the decisions he made. The second instance of bird eye view is used to signify that someone is watching such as the security camera. The setting of the movie is well placed with humor and accents. Overall it has nice setting characters sounds and shots. Reference "Fargo (Film) - TV Tropes." TV Tropes 2018 http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Fargo. [...]
Discuss how the basic elements of Mise-en-scene (including sets, props, costumes, etc.) are used to create and add to the story in Fargo? How does the settings in Fargo establish our understanding of the main characters? Was there a particular costume or prop that stood out? This assignment must be at least three pages in length, typed and double spaced.