Film Appreciation Exam One Part One Chapters 1-7

  1. 1. In digital animation, animators manipulate virtual skeletons or objects frame-by-frame on computers.
    • – True
    • – False
  2. 2. Which of the following is a modern example of film noir?
    • – The Godfather (1972)
    • – L.A. Confidential (1997)
    • – Raising Arizona (1987)
    • – Unforgiven (1992)
    • – An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
  3. 3. The thematic conflict in westerns is generally between _________.
    1. – the good guy and the bad guy
    2. – law men and outlaws
    3. – cowboys and Indians
    4. – wilderness and civilization
    5. – freedom and captivity
  4. 4. Costumes dress the character but do not necessarily help tell a movie’s story.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  5. 5. American Beauty (1999) uses color for symbolic emphasis.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  6. 6. Before we can effectively interpret a movie as a cultural artifact, we must first understand how that artifact _________.
    1. – was found
    2. – functions
    3. – fits in the story
    4. – fails on its own
    5. – fulfills expectations
  7. 7. _________ is the phrase that denotes the accepted systems, methods, and conventions by which the movies communicate with the viewer.
    1. – National distribution
    2. – Cinematic language
    3. – Interpretational distribution
    4. – Cinematic marketing
    5. – Cinema de France
  8. 8. Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000) is convincing and believable because it adheres to the cinematic conventions established by previous movies about the ancient world, including Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus (1960).
    1. – True
    2. – False
  9. 9. What are the two primary elements of composition in movies?
    1. – framing and kinesis
    2. – in frame and out of frame
    3. – light and shadow
    4. – color and texture
    5. – human figures and scenery
  10. 10. Parallel editing is the only means of creating and exploiting patterns in movies.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  11. 11. The better mise-en-scène fits the rest of the film’s elements, the more likely it is to be taken for granted.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  12. 12. The parallel action sequences in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Way down East (1920), and The Godfather (1972) are evidence of cinema’s ability to use _________ to represent multiple, simultaneous events.
    1. – split screen
    2. – crosscutting
    3. – fades
    4. – dissolves
    5. – individual shots
  13. 13. Movies can be broken down into specific, strict categories by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  14. 14. Which of the following describes comic book movies?
    1. – an emerging genre
    2. – a short-term fad and not a genre
    3. – a subgenre of action films
    4. – a subgenre of animation films
    5. – a subgenre of several genres
  15. 15. In The Night of the Hunter (1955) what struggle does the stark black-and-white lighting emphasize?
    1. – the races
    2. – good and evil
    3. – highs and lows
    4. – internal and external forces
    5. – the North and the South
  16. 16. For scholars interested in interpreting the relationship between culture and cinema, opportunities for various approaches are _________.
    1. – limited 
    2. – limitless
    3. – limited to narrative
    4. – limited by cultural bias
    5. – lacking aesthetic distance
  17. 17. What does the term “uncanny valley” result from?
    1. – film noir techniques being applied to animation
    2. – characters rendered in a highly stylized manner
    3. – characters with a high level of detail and sympathetic ways
    4. – a very high level of verisimilitude
    5. – a very low level of verisimilitude
  18. 18. When played by Sam in Casablanca (1942), the song “As Time Goes By” is diegetic music because it occurs within the world of the story.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  19. 19. Surprise is the anxiety brought on by a partial uncertainty; the end is certain but the means is uncertain.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  20. 20. Because it is less common that summary, the _________ is often used to highlight a plot event.
    1. – stretch relationship
    2. – interpersonal relationship
    3. – character-to-action relationship
    4. – real-time relationship
    5. – storyboard
  21. 21. Only movies can record real time chronologically as well as subjectively.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  22. 22. In Stagecoach (1939) John Ford establishes and reinforces ideological and emotional differences by alternating between _________.
    1. – stories of the settlers and stories of the Apaches
    2. – shots from an omniscient point of view and shots from each character’s point of view
    3. – shots in bright light and shots in shadow or darkness
    4. – pagan points of view and Christian points of view
    5. – shots of infants being born and shots of men dying
  23. 23. In digital animation, animators manipulate virtual skeletons or objects frame-by-frame on computers.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  24. 24. What does stop-motion record?
    1. – fast-moving objects at very slow speeds
    2. – movements of objects manipulated between frames
    3. – athletic figures in slow motion
    4. – wire figures in front of a green screen
    5. – wire figures in front of a blue screen
  25. 25. The filmmaker’s intent is an important element to consider when preparing a formal analysis.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  26. 26. Audiences associate particular camera formats and techniques with reality.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  27. 27. The conventions that make up cinematic language are not flexible.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  28. 28. Movies convey and imply smaller, more specific doses of both explicit and implicit meaning in virtually every scene.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  29. 29. Which term describes one-dimensional characters who possess very few discernable traits and whose motives and actions are generally predictable and known?
    1. – round characters
    2. – leading characters
    3. – supporting characters
    4. – flat characters
    5. – all characters
  30. 30. Who is responsible for many aspects of continuity, including wigs?
    1. – costume crew
    2. – script supervisor
    3. – makeup crew
    4. – continuity director
    5. – daily supervisor
  31. 31. A thorough first viewing is better than repeated viewings to obtain the aesthetic distance required for critical observation.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  32. 32. What is the English translation of the title of Akira Kurosawa’s film Ikiru (1952)?
    1. – freedom
    2. – to live
    3. – revenge
    4. – papers
    5. – family
  33. 33. The film Juno (2007) is _________.
    1. – pro-abortion
    2. – pro-right to life
    3. – pro-family
    4. – antifamily
    5. – subject to interpretation
  34. 34. Audiences do not harbor any essential expectations concerning a film’s form and organization.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  35. 35. We generally need no explanation of a character behaves in a way that disrupts the verisimilitude.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  36. 36. Who is a character that opposes the protagonist and is usually considered the bad guy?
    1. – major character
    2. – protagonist
    3. – antagonist
    4. – leading man
    5. – title character
  37. 37. The audience identifies primarily with the _________.
    1. – antagonist
    2. – protagonist
    3. – director’s point of view
    4. – screenwriter’s intent
    5. – camera lens
  38. 38. What kind of narrations occur when a character breaks the “fourth wall”?
    1. – direct-address
    2. – first-person
    3. – voice-over
    4. – unrestricted
    5. – restricted
  39. 39. If a painting of film realistically depicts a recognizable subject, its form is _________.
    1. – presentational
    2. – artistically valid
    3. – representational
    4. – fictionalized reality
    5. – narrative
  40. 40. What do we call a movie’s uninterrupted running time on screen?
    1. – screen duration
    2. – plot duration
    3. – story duration
    4. – stretch relationship
    5. – summary relationship
  41. 41. For each scene, the director plans and rehearses the position and movement of the actors and cameras in a process known as what?
    1. – staging
    2. – blocking
    3. – positioning
    4. – shaping
    5. – storyboarding
  42. 42. How do characters move within an open frame?
    1. – characters move freely within the environment
    2. – characters have complete freedom within the undefined limits of the frame
    3. – characters are acted upon only by forces from outside of the frame
    4. – characters move freely between the open and closed frame
    5. – characters are openly robbed of their free will
  43. 43. Often the people making movies may be just as oblivious to the cultural attitudes shaping their cinematic stories as the people who watch them.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  44. 44. The setting of a film does not generally govern the design of the costumes.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  45. 45. The viewfinder is the border between what the filmmaker wants to see and everything else.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  46. 46. Love Me Tonight (1932) is considered the first contemporary musical. 
    1. – True
    2. – False
  47. 47. Narrative and documentary films differ in terms of allegiance.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  48. 48. If a camera adjusts to see what the actor sees each time he or she turns his or her head, it is called taking the actor’s _________.
    1. – place
    2. – point of view
    3. – focus
    4. – attitude into consideration
    5. – self-awareness
  49. 49. Richard Kelly’s film Donnie Darko (2001) shifts back and forth between the _________.
    1. – fantastic and realistic
    2. – normal and film noir
    1. – narrative and documentary
    2. – demon and rabbit
    3. – beginning and end
  50. 50. A marketable finished screenplay must conform to industry expectations regarding format and style.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  51. 51. The fundamentals of film are that movies depend on light, provide an illusion of movement, and do not manipulate space and time.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  52. 52. Experimental movies employ general narrative structures.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  53. 53. Related to duration and setting is _________ the overall range, in time and place, of a movie’s story.
    1. – plot
    2. – action
    3. – scope
    4. – narrative
    5. – concept
  54. 54. Is American Beauty (1999) an open or a closed film?
    1. – a closed film
    2. – an open film
    3. – both an open and a closed film
    4. – neither an open nor a closed film
    5. – open or closed, depending on your point of view
  55. 55. Today’s actors tend to play a wider variety of roles than they would have in the 1930s and 1940s.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  56. 56. Diligent viewers can consciously consider everything they see in a movie.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  57. 57. Unlike many other aspects of filmmaking, conventions of plot order have not been established and challenged over the course of film history.
    1. – True
    2. – False
  58. 58. In any plot, a logical hierarchy includes the events that seem crucial to the plot, as well as the events that play a less crucial or even subordinate role.
    1. – True
    2. – False

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