A Narrative Outcome Quiz On Ozark And Gone Girl

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A Narrative Outcome Quiz On Ozark And Gone Girl

Take this quiz to prompt which areas you might need to revisit before the SAC. The quiz covers some of the following: What does the opening sequence of Gone Girl establish? What genres are OZARK and Gone Girl categorised as? The Woodshed scene Conventions of the genres


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In VCE Media, the study of Narrative & Ideology:
    • A. 

      Explores the reasons why actors choose to work in film

    • B. 

      Teaches us about all aspects of all genres across film and television series

    • C. 

      Explores how narratives are organise, structured and engage audiences AND how these narratives reflect ideologies present in a society

  • 2. 
    Gone Girl, as a genre, could be categorized as:
    • A. 

      Romance

    • B. 

      Thriller

    • C. 

      Psychological Thriller

  • 3. 
    The name of the main character in the children's books Amy's parents authored is __________  _______.
  • 4. 
    OZARK, as a genre, is best described as a:
    • A. 

      Drama

    • B. 

      Crime drama

    • C. 

      Thriller

  • 5. 
    A motif is:
    • A. 

      Wall art

    • B. 

      Short for character motivation

    • C. 

      The exact point at the middle of the film

    • D. 

      A prop or setting that is repeated throughout the film, with symbolic and significant meaning

  • 6. 
    The non-diegetic sound in the Woodshed reveal scene can be described as:
    • A. 

      Sombre

    • B. 

      Pulsating, relentless ticking, fragmented, unsettling industrial soundtrack

    • C. 

      Upbeat & uplifting

  • 7. 
    In terms of editing, the Woodshed reveal scene (there are 3 correct and 1 incorrect responses)
    • A. 

      Juxtapositions two scenes, cutting from Nick's search for Amy's clue and the detectives "search for a body"

    • B. 

      Is one long shot and contains no cuts

    • C. 

      Is also described as parallel editing, and leading to a final reveal, that Nick has been set up and simultaneously that Detective Boney has discovered the fake diary Amy has planted. Combined, audiences understand that it will be challenging for Nick to avoid jail, or worse, the death penalty for Amy's disappearance.

    • D. 

      Has some 70 cuts across 3 minutes of screen time ( what would be perhaps half hour in real time) 

  • 8. 
    Audiences are informed of Nick and Amy's first meeting in the form of a:
    • A. 

      Flash forward

    • B. 

      Flashback

  • 9. 
    Non diegetic sound is best described as:
    • A. 

      Only used in feature films

    • B. 

      Subtle and cannot be heard by the audience

    • C. 

      Loud and annoying

    • D. 

      Sound that exist outside the ‘world’ of the narrative, such as music overlay.

  • 10. 
    In the opening sequence, audiences see Nick arriving at work with the game Mastermind under his arm. This prop is most likely suggestive of:
    • A. 

      Nick being a player

    • B. 

      Nick's involvement in Amy's disappearance and is a direct reference to the Psychological Thriller Genre itself. Characters in a psychological thriller are not reliant on physical strength but their mental resources, usually by battling wits with a formidable opponent

    • C. 

      Nick missing Amy

  • 11. 
    Some conventions of the psychological thriller are (there is more than one correct response)
    • A. 

      Flashback/s

    • B. 

      Isolated settings

    • C. 

      Audiences recognizes the ordinariness of familiar scenes – it’s their own mundane world.

    • D. 

      Urban settings

    • E. 

      Low key lighting

    • F. 

      Always a bar scene

  • 12. 
    Two motifs in Gone Girl are: Amy's pink pen & the kitchen setting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Amy's dialogue: ‘this man of mine may  _____  me.’
  • 14. 
    Amy could be described as an _________________ narrator.
  • 15. 
    A distinguishing characteristic of a psychological thriller is a marked emphasis on the mental states of its characters: their perceptions, thoughts, distortions, and general struggle to grasp reality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Nick, (stroking his wife's hair): "When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. I picture _____________ her lovely skull, ______________ her brains, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? "
  • 17. 
    The opening sequences of Gone Girl establishes:
    • A. 

      The disappearance of a girl

    • B. 

      A marriage in trouble

    • C. 

      Nick could be capable of his harming his wife

    • D. 

      The town is suffering financially, businesses have closed, houses have been reduced post Global Financial Crisis due to the sub prime mortgage crisis

    • E. 

      That Margo or "Go" is having an affair with her brother

  • 18. 
    Radiohead's "Decks Dark" soundtrack is an example of what type of sound, diegetic OR non-diegetic?
  • 19. 
    Rosamund Pike's physical characteristics contribute to her bringing Amy to life on-screen. Such as her:
    • A. 

      Somewhat unkempt and messy appearance

    • B. 

      Rosamund has a classic, sensual and pristine appearance and is likened to the iconic and conventional blond beauty seen in, for example, Hitchcock films.

  • 20. 
    A convention of the crime drama is:
    • A. 

      Mise en scene: Title alludes to setting (OZARK/ the lakes of the OZARKS)

    • B. 

      Character development: The protagonist never acts immorally

  • 21. 
    The scene where Charlotte and Wendy embrace is a tender moment that is constructed through the following selections:
    • A. 

      Use of slow camera zoom

    • B. 

      Contains no diegetic sound

    • C. 

      Use of a simple edit, three shots cut together, a simple but engaging edit that has few cuts, but combined with slow camera movement, invites us in to the tender moment of deep connection

    • D. 

      Option 4

    • E. 

      In terms of sound, the orchestral strings increase in pitch, building to create an emotive moment. The non diegetic sound becomes louder than the diegetic sounds of Wendy's dialogue where she both aims to reassure Charlotte and ask her to ""

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