Film Appreciation Chapter Eleven MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Eleven (HOW THE MOVIES ARE MADE)

1. Of what does the first stage of film production, preproduction, consist? (planning and preparation)

2. What are the three filmmaking technologies? (digital, film and video)

3. Dominating the markets worldwide, independent producers continue to redefine the nature of movie production in the United States. (False)

4. Film stock speed is the number of feet, meters, or reels used per hour of actual shooting time. (False)

5. United Artists was essentially a distribution company and not a studio at all. (True)

6. Today’s average film costs about 100 million dollars to produce and market. (True)

7. The history of Hollywood’s production systems is composed of three basic periods: the studio system, the independent system, and the current system that basically combines the studio and independent systems. (True)

8. Professional-grade digital technology does have to go through a laboratory process, but it is far simpler and less expensive than film stock. (False)

9. Orson Welles completed his landmark film, Citizen Kane (1941), in four years and spent over twice his budget because of his extensive planning. (False)

10. Production, the actual shooting of a film, can typically last from six weeks to several months. (True)

11. A film’s rating, given by the Motion Picture Society of America (MPSA), helps determine the marketing of a film. (False)

12. What was the amount of exposed hours of film for every hour actually used in Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark film Apocalypse Now (1979)? (115)

13. The success of early independent producers proved the viability and profit-making potential of an alternate approach to the studio system. (True)

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