Do You Know Noir Well?

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Do You Know Noir Well?

Film noir is a cinematic terminology used primarily to describe the Hollywood crime drama, specifically those which stress contemptuous dispositions and sexual appeals. Hollywood has had its classical film noir period, which is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. It is associated with black-and-white visual style.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the .... to ....
    • A. 

      1940s to 1950s

    • B. 

      1950s to 1960s

    • C. 

      1960s to 1970s

    • D. 

      1970s to 1980s

  • 2. 
    The term film noir first applied to Hollywood films by French critic called ....
    • A. 

      Mark Bould

    • B. 

      Spike Lee

    • C. 

      Harvey Weinstein

    • D. 

      Nino Frank

  • 3. 
    The term Film Noir first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in what year?
    • A. 

      1946

    • B. 

      1980

    • C. 

      1976

    • D. 

      1988

  • 4. 
    The .... and .... are generally regarded as the "classic period" of American film noir.?
    • A. 

      1910s and 1920s

    • B. 

      1920s and 1930s

    • C. 

      1900s and 1910s

    • D. 

      1940s and 1950s

  • 5. 
    The neo-noir film genre developed mid-way into the ....
    • A. 

      Cold War

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      World War 1

    • D. 

      World War 2

  • 6. 
    Which country experienced a vibrant film noir period from roughly 1946 to 1952, which was around the same time film noir was blossoming in the United States?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 7. 
    During the classic period, there were many films produced in Europe, particularly in ....?
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 8. 
    The clichés of film noir have inspired parody since the .....?
    • A. 

      Mid-1920s

    • B. 

      Mid-1950s

    • C. 

      Mid-1980s

    • D. 

      Mid-1940s

  • 9. 
    Film noirs, especially those of the .... are often said to reflect cultural paranoia.
    • A. 

      1950s

    • B. 

      1960s

    • C. 

      1970s

    • D. 

      1980s

  • 10. 
    Many films released from the ..... onward share attributes with film noirs of the classical period, and often treat its conventions self-referentially.
    • A. 

      1960s

    • B. 

      1990s

    • C. 

      1920s

    • D. 

      1980s