mise-en-scene in ” The Great Gatsby”

Essay Question:

Film style is not just how a film looks, but how a film works. How do theories such as mise-en-scene, auteurism and genre help to illuminate the specificity of cinema as a medium—its ‘workings.’? In your answer you must focus on ONE of these theories and apply its principles to the analysis of a specific film. The film selected cannot be one screened in class or discussed during the lectures.