mise en abyme

mē-zäⁿ-nä-bēm | varient or mise en abîme

  • placement at the centre
  • The images within an imagea frame within a frame: story within a story: a scene within a scene: the spectacle within the spectacle

    For instance, when a film has a movie or a television playing within a scene.
    • Famously the Fellini film 8 1/2 is a film within a film and a story within a story
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