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  True / False Questions 31. A low-contrast image displays a wide range of grays. 32. The range of tonalities in the image is most crucially affected by the exposure of the image during filming. 33. Slow motion is achieved by decreasing the number of frames per second shot. 34. Wide-angle lenses are also referred.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following is NOT considered part of a shot's mise-en-scene? A. The actors' movements B. The camera's angle on the action C. Objects visible in the distance D. The shadows 2. A major example of a nonrealistic and expressionistic set design is A. Greed. B. Intolerance. C. The Spider's Stratagem. D. The Cabinet of.
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  41. Michael Mann and his cinematographers decided to shoot much of the film Collateral on high-definition digital cameras in part because of their high sensitivity to light. 42. A studio pursuing a platforming strategy will open a film at the same time in many cities and towns. 43. By selling movies as.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. An ordinary modern Hollywood film typically contains about A. 100 to 200 shots. B. 5,000 to 10,000 shots. C. 40,000 to 50,000 shots. D. 1,000 to 3,000 shots. 2. Which of the following is NOT a type of transition from one shot to another? A. A dissolve B. A glide C. A wipe D. A fade 3..
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  21. A film's "development" is based on repetition as well as A. progression. B. the film's ending. C. motifs. D. themes. 22. A film that is cohesive in its overall form has A. intensity. B. unity. C. organization. D. development. 23. Emotions experienced by spectators result from spectators' perceptions of A. how other spectators interpret the film. B. the film's use of.
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  31. Cinéma-vérité or "cinema-truth" is another term for direct-cinema documentary. 32. When a documentary filmmaker wants to make an argument or convince people of something, he or she employs categorical form. 33. Olympia, Helvetica, and Gap-Toothed Women are examples of documentaries that use categorical form. 34. Mokumentaries pretend to portray real people and.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. What is the term for the relationships among the parts of a film? A. Pattern B. Form C. Structure D. Plot 2. Events involving characters that form a film's story is/are the A. narrative elements. B. stylistic elements. C. cinematic structure. D. content. 3. Surprise generally results from A. an expectation that is fulfilled late in a film. B..
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the modes of production? A. Small-scale B. Conglomerate C. Independent D. Large-scale studio 2. A "work print" is A. the final copy exhibited in theaters. B. the unedited footage printed from the camera negative (mostly unused for editing now). C. the unedited digital copies of dailies transferred.
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  True / False Questions 31. Narrative form can be used in documentary films. 32. The opening scene of North by Northwest contains no nondiegetic elements. 33. Howard Hawks's The Big Sleep is an example of objective, highly restricted narration. 34. In a narrative film, plot duration is always equal to story duration. 35. A point-of-view.
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  21. "Performance capture" focuses on filming A. the whole body. B. the face. C. background images. D. unexpected events. 22. The easiest way for a filmmaker to achieve compositional balance is to A. focus on figures on the right or the left. B. make the shot as wide as possible. C. center the frame on the human body. D..
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  31. The final battle scene of Seven Samurai uses a dense mix of sound effects without music. 32. Foley sound effects are the most common kind of nondiegetic sound. 33. The rhythm, melody, harmony, tempo, volume, and instrumentation of the music can all strongly affect a viewer's emotional reactions. 34. Fidelity refers to.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. Technicolor was notable for A. its soft, warm pastels. B. its ease of use during shooting. C. its rich, saturated hues. D. its need for less light than earlier color processes. 2. Tinting and toning are A. printing techniques used to correct flaws in an image's color. B. makeup used to adjust skin tones.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. A genre's iconography consists of A. its typical plot patterns. B. its use of recurring themes. C. the sum of all its editing conventions. D. its characteristic objects, settings, and stars. 2. John Ford's The Searchers is a major example of which genre? A. The Western B. The detective story C. The science-fiction film D. The.
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  21. Unlike the Soviet Montage filmmakers of the 1920s, the Italian Neorealists were A. opponents of filming outside the studio and wanted to craft intricate realistic sets. B. experienced filmmakers who had studied Hollywood and European film traditions and knew each other. C. dedicated to experimentation and innovation in editing, but worried about.
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  21. Which group of filmmakers is typically associated with the long take? A. Orson Welles, Kenji Mizoguchi, Andy Warhol, and Gus van Sant B. Howard Hawks, Buster Keaton, Robert Bresson, and Louis Lumière C. Georges Méliès, Akira Kurosawa, Abel Gance, and Sergei Eisenstein D. Erich von Stroheim, Samuel Fuller, Alain Resnais, and Richard Lester 22..
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  True / False Questions 11. In Citizen Kane, Welles makes the narrator, Thompson, almost unidentifiable through the use of low-key lighting and staging choices. 12. Parallelism, an important feature in many great films, is surprisingly absent from Citizen Kane. 13. Welles makes the important newsreel sequence distinctive by using a number of techniques.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. People today have difficulty understanding older films most often because those films A. operate according to different conventions. B. are not as visually well-crafted as modern movies. C. involve romantic plots that do not appeal to contemporary sensibilities. D. lack action sequences and are very slow paced. 2. Which of the following.
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  11. Aerial perspective suggests depth by A. making more distant planes seem hazier than closer ones. B. creating a high angle that makes parallel lines meet at the horizon. C. composing a shot that makes the sky dominate the image. D. filming from directly above a character or a setting. 12. Size diminution suggests depth.
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  11. The newsreel sequence in Citizen Kane A. provides the only presentation of the events in Kane's life in perfect chronological order. B. presents a brief version of narrative events in roughly the same order as the film does. C. summarizes events spectators have already seen in flashback and provides a crucial clue.
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  21. "Restricted" narration is commonly used in A. mystery films. B. documentaries. C. classical films. D. biographical films. 22. Classical filmmakers prefer that the end of a film A. set up the possibility for a sequel. B. bring closure. C. leave some degree of mystery. D. pose a question to spectators. 23. The agent who tells the story in a.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. In a narrative film, an element is nondiegetic if it A. does not contribute to the cause-effect flow of the events. B. is off-screen rather than on-screen. C. is not part of the world of the depicted narrative. D. is not directly presented in the plot but can be inferred. 2. As.
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  11. A written outline that details the major and minor parts of a film, marking the parts by numbers and letters, is a A. script. B. segmentation. C. form plan. D. blueprint. 12. A delay in the fulfillment of an established expectation creates A. frustration. B. suspense. C. confusion. D. surprise. 13. Comparing the beginning with the ending of a.
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  21. The six major Hollywood distributors account for what portion of theater ticket sales in the United States? A. 25 percent B. 45 percent C. 75 percent D. 95 percent 22. What is the term for the total box office receipts generated by a film? A. Net B. Income C. Gross D. Revenue 23. Which of the following is NOT.
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  41. Non-character narrators are common in documentaries. 42. A classical narrative usually involves a blocking element, or an opposition that creates conflict for the protagonist. 43. In classical films, characters rarely achieve their goals through changing their situations or attitudes. 44. A common pattern of plot development involves a character gaining knowledge as.
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  11. The opening scene of The Maltese Falcon showing the office of detective Sam Space contains examples of what type of editing? A. Crosscutting between Sam's office and the bridger B. Montage sequence of Effie's childhood C. Rhythmic cutting between the office window and Effie's entrance D. Shot/reverse shot during the conversation between Effie.
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  41. Soft, high-key lighting is associated with mystery stories, crime films, and filmsnoir. 42. According to Film Art, realism is the most useful standard for evaluating actors' performances. 43. Since the advent of sound, it is less important for actors to use their eyes, brow, and mouth to express character emotions. 44. German.
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  11. Slices of glass or gelatin placed in front of the lens of a camera to prevent certain frequencies of light from reaching the film are called A. toners. B. blockers. C. exposures. D. filters. 12. Which of the following describes a type of widescreen image? A. Hard matte B. Composite image C. Full-frame D. Academy ratio 13. An anamorphic.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. A film is a documentary if it A. is labeled as such. B. records events precisely as they occur. C. contains no staged re-creations. D. consists only of verifiable truths. 2. Mockumentaries can best be defined as films that A. imitate the conventions of documentaries, often for comedic effects, but do not pretend.
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  21. The six major Hollywood distributors account for what portion of theater ticket sales in the United States? A. 25 percent B. 45 percent C. 75 percent D. 95 percent 22. What is the term for the total box office receipts generated by a film? A. Net B. Income C. Gross D. Revenue 23. Which of the following is NOT.
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  41. Diegetic sound is defined as any sound that is realistic. 42. Off-screen sound can provide a sense of how a scene will develop. 43. The use of subjective sound can parallel that of optical point-of-view. 44. Sound perspective gives a sense of spatial distance and location. 45. Nondiegetic sound is the same as.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. Sounds perform many functions in film including A. prodding the audience to form expectations. B. giving new value to silence. C. steering the viewer's attention within an image. D. All the answers are correct. 2. Which of the following is NOT one of the three major perceptual properties of film sound? A. Volume B..
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  21. Animated films are distinguished from live-action ones by the kinds of work done at the ______ stage. A. development B. pre-production C. production D. post-production 22. In animation, cels are A. segments of the storyboard. B. clear rectangular sheets of celluloid. C. sections within the script. D. areas of the screen on which images are drawn. 23. Cheaper animated.
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  11. A significant example of rhetorical documentary form is A. Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi B. Pare Lorentz's The River C. Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising D. Les Blank's Gap-Toothed Women 12. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that Pare Lorentz builds viewers' trust in The River? A. The narrator's rich voice, which makes him.
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  31. Personal taste and evaluative judgment are virtually the same. 32. Filmmakers generally strive to create artworks that invite a single interpretation—the one that the filmmaker intends. 33. In film evaluation, moral criteria are used to judge certain aspects of a film outside of their film context. 34. A unified film may still.
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  31. In editing, rhythm depends on the patterning of shot lengths. 32. An establishing shot is a close view that reveals a significant detail in the scene. 33. Most films made since 1995 indicate the passage of time through fades and dissolves instead of direct cuts. 34. A scene's axis of action shifts.
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  11. The film movement that emphasized bizarre and evocative imagery while attacking traditional notions of causality and coherence was known as A. Impressionism. B. Expressionism. C. Surrealism. D. Dadaism. 12. Expressionism, Impressionism, and Surrealism were all finished as film movements by about A. 1910. B. 1920. C. 1930. D. 1940. 13. Which of the following was a serious problem faced.
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  True / False Questions 31. The two most basic types of light in a scene are the key and the rim. 32. Georges Méliès's "Star-Film" studio was designed to give him control over every aspect of mise-en-scene. 33. Animated films, like live-action films, have mise-en-scene. 34. Unplanned events that are filmed by accident are.
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  11. The periods of time during which a given genre is popular are called "cycles." 12. Filmmakers avoid mixing the conventions of more than one genre. 13. Most scholars see genre films as pure escapism, with no significant relation to contemporary society. 14. Social processes can be reflected in genre innovations. For example,.
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  21. Digital intra-frame editing allows filmmakers to alter space by A. intercutting two unrelated images to imply a compression of time as well as space. B. layering parts of different shots into a single shot. C. splicing together multiple frames and using traveling mattes to produce a fast-forward effect. D. utilizing mismatched shots in.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. What are salient stylistic techniques? A. Techniques that can be noted and named B. A confusing choice a filmmaker made C. The important techniques the film most relies on to create its style D. Costume choices 2. What can limit the stylistic choices of a filmmaker? A. Fashion trends B. Viewers' tastes C. Technology D. All.
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  41. Editing is the most effective technique for controlling a viewer's attention. 42. Graphic qualities are rarely considered in traditional continuity editing. 43. Elliptical editing expands story time. 44. A shot can be as short as a single frame. 45. A POV shot is optically identical to an eyeline match. 46. POV editing in Rear.
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  31. A major turning point in Hollywood history occurred in 1968 with the A. dissolution of the studio system. B. birth of the modern blockbuster. C. establishment of the MPAA film ratings system. D. advent of the "film brat" movement. 32. Which of the following contributed to the rise of independent filmmaking in the 1980s? A..
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Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the modes of production? A. Small-scale B. Conglomerate C. Independent D. Large-scale studio 2. A "work print" is A. the final copy exhibited in theaters. B. the unedited footage printed from the camera negative (mostly unused for editing now). C. the unedited digital copies of dailies transferred.
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  41. Many scholars believe that cinema actually benefited from the fact that it emerged as a solely visual art form before the development of synchronized sound filmmaking. 42. Technicolor in the 1930s required lots of light on set which is provided by powerful lighting units. This addition of more light then.
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