Film Appreciation Exam Two Part One For Chapters 8-11

  1. 1. According to the text, even though every movie employs narrative in some form, what primarily affects how stories presented?
    1. – Cultural values
    • – Cinematic creativity
    • – Cinematic language
    • – Formal analyses
  2. 2. According to the text, if someone asked you to interpret a film or “say something arguable about it”, what kind of “meaning” are they looking for?
    • – Conventional
    • – Fundamental
    • – Implicit
    • – Explicit
  3. 3. Match the person with the movement or trend in movie-making with which he or she is most closely associated.
    1. – German Expressionism
    2. B.
    3. FW Murnau
    4. – Soviet Montage Movement
    5. C.
    6. S Eisenstein
    7. – French New Wave
    8. D.
    9. A Bazin
    10. – Dogme 95 Movement
    11. A.
    12. von Trier
  4. 4. The analysis and shot breakdown in Chapter 2, the “ice-break” scene from D.W. Griffith’s Way Down East (1920), rivals what formal pattern?
    1. – Repeated close-ups to emphasize Lillian Gish’s beauty
    2. – The technique of parallel editing
    3. – The contrasting of light and dark
    4. – Repeated long shots to establish setting
  5. 5. Diegetic sound:
    1. – is usually synchronous
    2. – is added in postproduction
    3. – includes narration and the musical score
    4. – originates from a source within the film’s world
  6. 6. Varying the length of the shots in relation to each other controls a film’s:
    1. – narrative structure
    2. – mood
    1. – disclosure
    2. – rhythm
    3. – fulfills expectations
  7. 7. What term descries the integrated techniques and concepts that connect us to the story while deliberately concealing the means by which it does?
    1. – Cinematic creativity
    1. – Cinematic narrative
    2. – Cinematic entertainment
    3. – Cinematic language
  8. 8. Which of the following includes events explicit presented in a movie but does NOT include implicit events?
    1. – Diegesis
    2. – Scenario
    3. – Plot
    4. – Narrative
  9. 9. In the old studio system, the film budget consisted of what two categories?
    1. – Above-the-line costs, below-the-line costs
    1. – production costs, postproduction costs
    2. – Direct costs, indirect costs
    3. – Overhead costs, underhead costs
  10. 10. The two major visual components of mise-en-scène are:
    1. – onscreen and offscreen space
    2. – design and composition
    3. – actors and props
    4. open and closed frames
  11. 11. Which is NOT a filmmaking technology?
    1. – film
    2. – video
    3. – analog
    4. – digital
  12. 12. What type of shot generally implies the observer’s superiority to the subject?
    1. – high-angle
    2. – low-angle
    3. – Dutch-angle
    4. – point of view
  13. 13. The viewer’s perception of cinematic space is determined by
    1. – lighting
    2. – the camera’s lens
    3. – acting
    4. – the number of shots within a scene or sequence
  14. 14. A sound is distinguished from others of the same pitch and loudness by its:
    1. – form
    2. – amplitude
    3. – intensity
    4. – quality
  15. 15. Ensemble acting, practicing/preparing for long takes, deep focus photography, and extensive low-angle shots are just some of the innovations advanced by this director:
    1. – John Ford
    2. – Elia Kazan
    3. – Orson Welles
    4. – Quentin Taratino
  16. 16. “A convincing appearance of truth” best defines:
    1. – naturalism 
    2. – verisimilitude
    1. – fantasy
    2. – suspension of disbelief
  17. 17. Which of the following is a formal analysis option for Juno?
    1. – The movie’s treatment of class
    2. – The movie’s depiction of women and childbirth
    3. – The implications of the t-shirt messages displayed by thee film’s characters
    4. – The motif of the empty chair that frames the story
  18. 18. Match the person with the discovery, trend, or invention for which they are best known in film-making:
    1. – Sergei Eisenstein.
    2. E.
    3. Regarded editing as a creative process, and presented opposing forces and makes the viewer reach conclusions about the clash between the two. Ardent advocate of montage.
    4. – George Melies
    5. C.
    6. Credited with being “first narrative artist” and used special effects and joined short, sequential scenes.
    1. – D.W. Griffith
    2. A.
    3. Fundamental discovery in making movies was in the realization that a film sequence must be made up of incomplete shots whose order and selection are governed by drastic necessity.
    4. – Luminere Brothers
    5. B.
    6. Credited with “actuality” film making, also showing deep composition and life in natural settings.
    7. – Edwin Porter
    8. D.
    9. Pioneered multiple camera positions, interior and exterior settings in one movie, and crosscutting and editing.
  19. 19. Manipulation of what formal element is primarily responsible for both stretch and summary relationships between durations?
    1. – Cinematography
    2. – Characterization
    3. – Lighting
    4. – Editing
  20. 20. Dubbing has become easier with the help of:
    1. – digital dialogue dubbing
    2. – digital audio replacement
    3. – automatic dialogue replacement
    4. – avid synchronization
  21. 21. Three-point lighting relies on what kinds of lights?
    1. – Front light, fill light, backlight
    2. – Key light, side light, backlight
    3. – Front light, side light, fill light
    4. – Key light, fill light, backlight
  22. 22. What term refers to a unifying idea that a film expresses through its narrative or imagery?
    1. – Setting
    1. – Presentation
    2. – Storyformula
    3. – Theme
  23. 23. Which of the following is NOT a device used for cinematic invisibility?
    1. – Cutting on action
    2. – Jump cut
    3. – continuity of screen direction
    4. – Fade-in
  24. 24. Staging or putting on an action or scene is…the definition of…
    1. – Kinesis
    2. – Mise-en-scene
    3. – Framing
    4. – Design
  25. 25. Which is the best description of the difference between content and form?
    1. – Content is the subject of an artwork, and form is the means through which that subject is expressed
    2. – Content is the meaning of the movie, and form is what happens in the story
    3. – Content refers to a movie’s look, and form refers to its genre
    4. – Content refers to individual scenes or shots, and form refers to the movie as a whole
  26. 26. The manipulation of time and space is a function of what filmic element?
    1. – Processing
    2. – Fusing
    3. – Postproduction
    4. – Editing
  27. 27. Match the description to the correct part in the dramatic structure:
    1. – Exposition
    2. C.
    3. Provides background info. about characters…and ends with an inciting moment.
    4. – Rising Action
    5. E.
    6. Principal conflict develops.
    7. – Climax
    8. D.
    9. Protagonist faces the major obstacle.
    10. – Crisis
    11. B.
    12. Narrative Peak.
    13. – Resolution
    14. A.
    15. Narrative wraps up loose ends.
  28. 28. What term do we use to describe editing that creates the visual sensation that time has elapsed between shots?
    1. – Ellipsis
    2. – Separation editing
    3. – Time-lapse editing
    4. – Hard cuts
  29. 29. Which of the following best describes the characteristics of experimental film?
    1. – They are typically directed toward fiction
    2. – They are personal, nonconformist critiques of culture and media
    3. -They are star-driven, with cause-and-effect narratives
    4. – They are objective portrayals of real-life situations
  30. 30. Emphasizing importance or meaning can be achieved through the manipulation of:
    1. – Story order
    2. – Plot order
    3. – The film’s diegesis
    4. – Narrative
  31. 31. Which is NOT a type of narration?
    1. – Subjective
    2. – Restricted
    3. – Indirect
    4. – Direct-address
  32. 32. One camera position and everything associated with it is called:
    1. – a shot
    2. – a setup
    3. – a take
    4. – a gaffer
  33. 33. The spatial and temporal environment (whether realistic or imagined) in which the narrative takes place is called:
    1. – the design
    2. – the mise-en-scène
    3. – the setting
    4. – the narrative zone
  34. 34. Your professor doesn’t necessarily agree, but according to the textbook, the antagonist of a movie’s narrative:
    1. – is the central figure
    2. – can be a force of nature
    3. – is a virtuous individual
    4. – has well-motivated actions
  35. 35. A dissolve is conventionally employed to convey:
    1. – ellipsis, or the passing of time
    2. – a sudden, jarring shift in time and/or space
    3. – the omniscient camera
    4. – a sad or melancholy mood
  36. 36. Which of the following organizations is in charge of the Oscars?
    1. – Motion Picture Patents Company
    2. – Motion Picture Association of America
    3. – Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
    4. – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  37. 37. A match cut:
    1. – presents an instantaneous and disorienting advance in the action
    2. – helps create a sense of continuity between two shots
    3. – conveys the passage of time
    4. – intercuts two or more lines of action occurring simultaneously but in different spaces
  38. 38. The first dinosaur sighting in the movie JURASSIC PARK is an example of what cinematography technique?
    1. – Dutch angle shot
    2. – Aerial view
    3. – Scale
    4. – Low-angle shot
  39. 39. Which of the following is NOT a major movie type?
    1. – Western
    2. – Narrative
    1. – Documentary
    2. – Experimental
  40. 40. One of the textbook’s typology of actors is “personality actors” — actors or actresses who take their personae from the role. All of the following are example of personality actors EXCEPT:
    1. – Tom Cruise
    2. – Cameron Diaz
    3. – Will Smith
    4. – Cate Blanchett
  41. 41. Which of the following ensures that the viewer is watching a scene in real time?
    1. – a zoom
    2. – a long take
    3. – a slow take
    4. – a sequence
  42. 42. The distance in front of the camera lens in which objects in apparent sharp focus is:
    1. – aperture
    2. – focal length
    3. – depth of filed
    4. – rule of thirds
  43. 43. What term do we use to describe a very common and familiar editing pattern that switches between shots of different characters in conversation, often framed over each character’s shoulder?
    1. – Montage
    2. – Separation editing
    3. – Dialogue editing
    4. – Shot/reverse shot
  44. 44. In filmmaking today, amor studios account for what percentage of gross income?
    1. – 15 percent
    2. – 50 percent
    3. – 80 percent
    4. – 95 percent
  45. 45. What is the primary technique for ensuring consistent screen direction between shots?
    1. – the directional axis of action
    2. – static framing
    3. – the 180-degree system
    4. – the kuleshov effect
  46. 46. Realistic films generally employ the:
    1. – open frame
    2. – closed frame
    3. – enclosed frame
    4. – inclusive frame
  47. 47. According to the text, which of the following genres have a distinctive visual style dependent upon low-key lighting effects?
    1. – Science fiction, Western
    2. – Film noir, horror
    3. – Gangster, Western
    4. – Horror, musical
  48. 48. Which of the following lenses flatters space and depth?
    1. – The zoon lens
    2. – The long-focal-length lens
    3. – The short-focal-length lens
    4. – None of the above
  49. 49. Until the advent of digital animation, what was used to create nearly all feature-length animated films?
    1. – Stop Motion
    1. – Puppets
    2. – Motion capture
    3. – Cel animation
  50. 50. Musical themes are frequently associated with which of the following?
    1. – character
    2. – plot elements
    3. – time period
    4. – location
  51. 51. Determining physical relationships between the actor(s) and the camera is referred to as:
    1. – spacing
    2. – staging
    3. – visualizing
    4. – blocking
  52. 52. The Stanislavsky system evolved into what is known today as…
    1. – Typecast acting
    2. – Method acting
    3. – Improvisational acting
    4. – None of them — you’re making this up, Professor Kerezy
  53. 53. Most film sound is constructed:
    1. – in postproduction
    2. – on the set
    1. – in preproduction
    2. – on location
  54. 54. A shot of someone looking offscreen in one direction followed by a shot of a clock is most likely a(n):
    1. – parallel cut
    2. – eye-line-match cut
    3. – jump cut
    4. – montage
  55. 55. The process by which the human brain retains an image for a fraction of a second longer than the eye records it is called:
    1. – Persistence of vision
    2. – Apparent motion
    3. – The phi phenomenon
    4. – Critical flicker fusion

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