Film Appreciation

Film Appreciation Chapters Summary 1-9

Chapter One (Looking At Movies) The Implicit Meaning: The deep meaning of the movie, or the message that the director wants the viewers to get. The Explicit Meaning: The outside meaning of the movie that is clear and shown to the viewers. Chapter Two (Principles of Film Form) Plot, Attraction, Theme, Acting, Dialogue, Cinematography, Editing, […]

Film Appreciation Exam Two Part Two Chapters 8-11

Watch “Witness” movie, then answer the questions below. 1. The “Witness” movie is a “genre mixer” motion picture. Your instructor has identified at least three genre types in the movie. Which ones do you see? (Cite pages from the textbook for optimal points) According to the book on pages 71-72-73-77 there are three main types […]

Film Appreciation Exam Two Part One For Chapters 8-11

1. According to the text, even though every movie employs narrative in some form, what primarily affects how stories presented? – Cultural values – Cinematic creativity – Cinematic language – Formal analyses 2. According to the text, if someone asked you to interpret a film or “say something arguable about it”, what kind of “meaning” […]

Film Appreciation Exam One Part Two Chapters 1-7

1. In the movie Juno, the main character (Juno) makes an important decision in a scene where no words are even spoken. Think of another example from a film in which a key dramatic moment (a decision or a major event) is communicated to the audience without dialogue. What elements of cinematic language make this […]

Film Appreciation Exam One Part One Chapters 1-7

1. In digital animation, animators manipulate virtual skeletons or objects frame-by-frame on computers. – True – False 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. The thematic conflict in westerns […]

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) […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Ten MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Ten (FILM HISTORY) 1. The French avant-garde movement included artists and intellectuals who took their inspiration from previous French filmmakers as well as from _________. (Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud) 2. Film historians Robert C. Allen and Douglas Gomery said that “Film history is predominantly a list of film titles, or an […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Nine MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Nine (SOUND) 1. A significant portion of the dialogue and all of the sound and music effects are created during post production. (True) 2. “Film music” may not emanate from sources within the story. (False) 3. Movie speech can take many forms other than dialogue. (True) 4. Prior to the 1970s, the […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Eight MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Eight (EDITING) 1. Once the axis of action is determined, the camera can operate on either side of the line. (False) 2. Both parallel editing and crosscutting permit us to experience at least two sides of related actions. (True) 3. Lev Kuleshov discovered that two shots _________ any actual relationship to one […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Seven MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Seven (ACTING) 1. The most revealing indicator that separates the “old” from the “new” Hollywood for actors is the freedom to choose roles and negotiate earnings. (True) 2. Movie actors have the additional burden over stage actors of having to create _________ between related shots. (continuity) 3. Traditionally movie sets have been […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Six MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Six (CINEMATOGRAPHY) 1. An eye-level shot is made from the observer’s eye level and usually implies a neutral position. (True) 2. Special effects can be in-camera effects, mechanical effects, or laboratory effects. (True) 3. Multiple Oscar-winner for cinematography Freddie Young said that a cinematographer “stands where the _________ meets the _________ of […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Five MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Five (MISE-EN-SCÈNE) 1. What is the literal meaning of the French phrase mise-en-scène? (staging a scene) 2. American Beauty (1999) uses color for symbolic emphasis. (True) 3. It is the combination of elements within the _________ that provides the overall meaning of the shot or scene. (frame) 4. The viewfinder is the […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Four MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Four (ELEMENTS OF NARRATIVE) 1. 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. (True) 2. Who first outlined the fundamentals of narrative theory that exist even today? (Aristotle) 3. A storyboard […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Three MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Three (TYPES OF MOVIES) 1. What are the four basic approaches to documentary film? (factual, instructional, persuasive, propaganda) 2. In digital animation, animators manipulate virtual skeletons or objects frame-by-frame on computers. (True) 3. Most science fiction films are about science gone wrong. (False) 4. Thomas Edison shot the film Cripple Creek Bar-Room […]

Film Appreciation Chapter Two MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Two (PRINCIPLES OF FILM FORM) 1. The conventions that make up cinematic language are not flexible. (False) 2. The most acute human eye can discern no more than fifty pulses of light per second. (True) 3. Audiences associate particular camera formats and techniques with reality. (True) 4. In Donnie Darko (2001), the […]

Film Appreciation Chapter One MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation MJS 1310 is a class that I was required to take in order to finish my degree requirements. I saved the answers of the quizzes I took, it may help you too while you are taking this class Film Appreciation Chapter One (LOOKING AT MOVIES) 1. Movies convey and imply smaller, more specific […]