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  21. Boss Jim Gettysa. designed campy costumes for Citizen Kane 22. Xanadub. RKO’s art director 23. Thompsonc. Hired the then 24-year-old Welles to direct 24. Edward Stevensond. coauthor of the script for Citizen Kane 25. RKOe. stands at the balcony at Madison Square 26. Gregg TolandGarden looking down on Kane 27. Susan Alexanderf. Kane’s palace 28. Bernard.
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  33.Explain the nature of eclecticism as used by critics to come to grips with interpreting film. What are the weaknesses in using eclecticism? 34.According to film historians there is no such thing as a film history; only one general history of film. What is meant by that? Discuss the notions proposed.
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1.A sense of tension in the film audience can be produced by a.low-frequency sounds. b.slow, plodding sounds. c.high-pitched sounds. d.soft, low-pitched sounds. 2.In Scarface, Shame of a Nation, Howard Hawks emphasized ____________ by having the dialogue delivered at 30 to 40 percent faster than normal. a.tension b.speed c.confusion d.excitement 3.Most of the talented film directors of the early sound era,.
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  21.John Wayne 22.James Cagney 23.Esther Williams 24.Ingrid Bergman  25.Toby Maguire 26.Laurence Olivier 27. Robert De Niro   28. Kate Winslet   29. Marlon Brando   30. Sandra Bullock     a.first American female star to combine fitness with beauty b.a deft underplayer who seems to be behaving rather than acting c.most popular star in film history d.a favorite with the public but not.
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  35.Semiologists believe that the shot—the traditional unit of construction in film—is too general and inclusive to be of much use in a systematic analysis of a movie. Explain what this means, and what semiologists suggest are better filmic tools for the analysis of cinema. 36.What are the origins of the auteur.
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1.In British cinema, the counterculture is represented by a left-wing school that emphasizes                 a. loose scripting. b.working-class life. c.strong anti-establishment ideology. d.all of the above. 2.Camp movies frequently use all of the following EXCEPT a.theatrical metaphors. b.comic mockery. c.unobtrusive style. d.artistic excess. 3.The type of cinema which avoids the extremes of didacticism and pure abstraction is  a. classical. b.formalist. c.avant-garde. d.none.
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  21. mimesis   a. focus on domestic life 22. pseudo-narrative   b. major twist in the action 23. woman’s picture   c. Oceans Twelve 24. cinéma vérité   d. birth, puberty, first love, and so on. 25. plot point   e. embodies common ideals and aspirations 26. exposition scenes   f. submerged reservoir of symbols 27. rites of passage   g. more realistic than the slapstick of the silent 28. screwball.
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  31. There are 10 sections or “plot units” in Citizen Kane. Discuss the purpose of the following sections: Newsreel, Premise, Thatcher’s Flashback, and Leland’s Flashback. What approximate proportions of whole plot outline constitutes each of these four sections? 32.The text states, “Everyone saw at once that Citizen Kane didn’t look like.
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  21. The Orion   a. sex and violence combine with comedy 22. Seven Beauties   and dance 23. Brokeback Mountain   b. deals with the Depression of the 1930s 24. Cinema Paradiso   c. “the gay cowboy movie” 25. The Hurt Locker   d. documentary commissioned by Adolf 26. Triumph of the Will   Hitler 27. Bringing Up Baby   e. Iranian film shot in real time to create 28. The.
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  33.Give an example of a film with a “fast” narrative. Why is it that many critics perceive American-made films as being “fast”? 34.Explain the connection between the ancient Greek philosophies of Aristotle and the construction of genre. 35.Compare and contrast the fundamental nature of classical narratives with formalistic narratives.   .
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1.An implied reference to a well-known event or work of art is a.an illusion. b.a motif. c.homage. d.an allusion. 2.Writer Aaron Sorkin won an Oscar despite stretching the truth about a supposed factual account of a.Brad Pitt b.Nazi Germany c.an MTV reality series d.Mark Zuckerberg 3.Screenwriters with major studios usually work a.independently. b.on realistic comedies. c.in collaboration. d.also as cinematographers. 4.Andrew Sarris says that the.
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  11.Cinéma vérité uses an abundant amount of sound in its films. 12.Though often defined as “an absence of style,” realism is actually a style with an elaborate set of conventions that are less obvious than those used by expressionists. 13.Formalists prefer loose, discursive plots, with no clearly defined beginning, middle,.
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  11.The more realistic the director's techniques, the less necessary it is to rely on the         abilities of the actors. 12.British acting traditions tend to favor a mastery of externals such as diction,        movement, makeup, and body control. 13.Because filmmaking is an art, economic considerations have the lowest priority         in determining.
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  21. All About Eve   a. example of strengths and limitations of 22. War Horse   adapting story in three mediums 23. Cahiers du Cinema   b. “the Jules Verne of films” 24. Blade Runner   c. drama is action 25. Danilo Donati   d. popularized the auteur theory 26. Georges Melies   e. German Expressionist film 27. Aristotle   f. art director for Federico Fellini 28. The Seven Year Itch   g..
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  11.The cinematic equivalent to the “voice” of the literary narrator is the “eye” of the camera. 12.A metaphor is a comparison that is literally true. 13.Generally speaking, students, artists, and intellectuals are the individuals most likely to discuss ideas and abstractions without a sense of self-consciousness. 14.Good dialogue is often the.
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1.Which is characteristic of realistic narrative? a.use of clichés, predictable characters b.sentimental point of view c.preoccupation with the shocking or sordid and low subject matter d.melodrama 2.According to Syd Field’s diagram, the narrative structure of a movie can be  broken down into                 a. five acts. b.three acts, with ten to twenty “plot points.” c.one act, with.
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  11.The development of the blimp allowed the camera to move silently in and out of a        scene. 12.Sergei Eisenstein believed that synchronous sound would allow more flexibility in             editing. 13.Mae West's “lewd” comic style fueled the wrath of censors, ushering in the        puritanical Production Code in 1934. 14.The use of.
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  21. sound montage   a. reveals a character's thoughts 22. dubbing   b. used to suggest character 23. subtext   c. accent spoken nowhere but on stage and 24. transatlantic dialect   screen 25. Off-screen narration   d. dramas with musical numbers 26. voice-over   e. often bursts of song and dance in the 27. realistic musical   middle of a scene 28. musical motif   f. gives movie a sense of objectivity 29..
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  11.For the most part, film theory has been dominated by Europeans, especially the French and British. 12.American movie making is always a collaboration among all the artists involved. 13.In most theories of formalism, films are evaluated primarily in terms of how accurately they reflect external reality. 14.Most theories of realism.
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1.A process shot involves a.using a moving camera to track characters. b.transferring a television image to 35 mm film. c.placing a mask over the camera lens. d.actors performing in front of a translucent screen with rear projection of a moving image. 2.The aim of most German Expressionists of the post–World War I era was to a.eliminate.
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  11.It was immediately clear that Citizen Kane didn’t look like most American movies of its time. 12.The deep-focus shot reduces the importance of editing and preserves the cohesiveness of real space and time. 13.Citizen Kane is strongly feminist in its sympathies. 14.In Citizen Kane, Orson Welles employed mostly long shots.
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  21.foregrounding  a. characteristic of American movies—the stylistic 22.semiology       norm 23.auteur theory  b. film that concentrates on “small subjects” 24.Raymond Fielding  c. “history of motion picture has been determined 25.Umberto D       principally by technological innovations” 26.classical paradigm  d. the study of how films signify (signs) 27.Martin Scorsese  e..
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  31.The motif is one of the five most commonly used figurative techniques in film. What is a figurative technique? List the other four, and then define the motif. 32.Explain the differences between faithful and literal adaptations. 33.What is point of view in literary fiction and filmmaking? What makes it important and how.
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  34.Who said, “In a good script, everything is necessary or it ain’t good,”? What did he mean by that? 35.How does British writer Hanif Kureishi put together his scripts? What makes him different from other writers? 36.Which screenwriter said, “  movie is made at least four times…”? Explain what he meant by.
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  11.In general, ideological leftists view the past with disdain but see the future as filled with hope. 12.Women filmmakers like Penny Marshall are nearly all feminist in their film ideology. 13.Ethnic filmmakers tend to favor formalism as a style. 14.Story of Women is loosely based on the Pygmalion myth. 15.Actor.
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  36.Frank Daniel, who taught screenwriting at some of the world’s most prestigious film schools, employed an eight-sequence structure of roughly 10-15 minutes each (derived from the length, roughly, of a reel of film in the early days of cinema). These eight sections can be accommodated within the classical three-act structure..
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  31.Systematic analysis of a set involves consideration of eight characteristics. List and discuss five of them. 32.What early 20th century artistic style is used for the film sets of Barton Fink?  What visually distinguishes this style and why is it used in that film? How is it important to the set.
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  11.The proscenium arch in live theater is equivalent to the frame in film. 12.Film is a medium of high visual saturation. 13.The live theater audience must generally be less active than the film audience in seeking out important visual information. 14.Most movies average well over one thousand shots. 15.The human.
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1.Stars with anti-establishment images include all of the following EXCEPT a.Clint Eastwood. b.Jack Nicholson. c.Gary Cooper. d.Bogie. 2.All of the following were noted Method actors EXCEPT a.Marlon Brando. b.James Dean. c.Julie Harris. d.Laurence Olivier. 3.The top male star of the 1930s was a.James Dean. b.James Stewart. c.Charlie Chaplin. d.Clark Gable. 4.Which of the following unusual physical traits may be true of a successful film actor? a.may.
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  21.Woody Allen   a. “  movie is made at least four times….” 22. Black Swan   b. Best Screenplay Award for 2011 23. Billy Wilder   c. master of the well-made scenario: Each 24. A Separation   detail has a precise interlocking function 25. Ernest Lehman   d. faithful adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s novel 26. Scott Z. Burns   e. wrote and directed All About Eve 27..
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1.Which is NOT a character in Citizen Kane? a.Jed Leland b.Boss Jim Gettys c.Emily Norton d.Gregg Toland 2.Photographically, which is NOT true of Citizen Kane a.followed the classical ideal of a transparent style. b.used special effects galore. c.used varied lighting in various eras of Kane’s life. d.used sets with ceilings. 3.The total production cost of Citizen Kane was a.under $700,000. b.larger than.
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1.Which of the following is something film critics and theorists do NOT focus on? a.the work of art b.the money made c.the artist d.the audience 2.When a company controls all three phases of the film industry—production, distribution, and exhibition—it is said to be                 a. eclectic. b.Marxist. c.vertically integrated. d.saturated. 3.Critics that reject the notion that a single theory.
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