Film Appreciation

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  • 1. 
    The 3 principle film styles include all except:
    • A. 

      Classicism

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      Fundamentalism

    • D. 

      Formalism

  • 2. 
    A realist director places a high premium on 
    • A. 

      Beauty, truth, closed form

    • B. 

      Technique, form, image

    • C. 

      Complexity, style, sophistication

    • D. 

      Simplicity, spontaneity, directedness

  • 3. 
    Expressionists are often concerned with
    • A. 

      Story more than style

    • B. 

      The basic, common experiences of life

    • C. 

      Objective truth

    • D. 

      Spiritual and psychological truths

  • 4. 
    What device tends to increase the importance of a subject?
    • A. 

      Low angle shot

    • B. 

      High camera shot

    • C. 

      Bright colors

    • D. 

      Slow motion

  • 5. 
    Double exposures and other special effects are achieved with
    • A. 

      A lighting key

    • B. 

      Filters

    • C. 

      An optical printer

    • D. 

      Mirrors

  • 6. 
    A cinematic shot is defined by
    • A. 

      The gauge of film stock used to photograph the image

    • B. 

      The duration of film exposure in a given scene

    • C. 

      The narrative function of the shot

    • D. 

      The amount of subject matter included within the frame

  • 7. 
    Oblique angle shots tend to suggest
    • A. 

      Tediousness, insignificance

    • B. 

      Security, domination

    • C. 

      Tension, transition, impending movement

    • D. 

      Power, stability, fate

  • 8. 
    Mise en scene derives from a French theatrical term meaning
    • A. 

      Special effects

    • B. 

      In the middle of the scene

    • C. 

      Between the scenes

    • D. 

      Placing on stage

  • 9. 
    Open form style frequently employs
    • A. 

      Anticipatory setups

    • B. 

      Complex mise en scene

    • C. 

      Tight framing

    • D. 

      Framing which arbitrarily cuts off objects and figures

  • 10. 
    The area near the bottom of the frame is conventionally used to suggest
    • A. 

      Power, authority, aspiration

    • B. 

      Fear, anxiety, acrophobia

    • C. 

      The unknown, fearful, the unseen danger

    • D. 

      Subservience, vulnerability

  • 11. 
    Proxemic patterns can best be described as
    • A. 

      Careful arrangement of dominant and subsidiary contrasts

    • B. 

      Repetition of dialogue for thematic purposes

    • C. 

      Costuming with historical authenticity

    • D. 

      The relationships of organisms within a given space

  • 12. 
    The area of an image that immediately attracts our attention is 
    • A. 

      Balanced composition

    • B. 

      High key

    • C. 

      Deep focus

    • D. 

      The dominant

  • 13. 
    Closed form can be described as
    • A. 

      Stylized design, precise and controlled visual composition

    • B. 

      A sense of closure at the end of the story

    • C. 

      The visual style of most realist filmmakers

    • D. 

      Loosely framed shots without intrinsic interest

  • 14. 
    Longer, loosely framed shots are typically used to convey a sense of 
    • A. 

      Entrapment

    • B. 

      Chaos

    • C. 

      Hostility

    • D. 

      Freedom

  • 15. 
    A shot which begins with a close view of the subject, then withdraws to reveal a larger context, is called a 
    • A. 

      Swish pan

    • B. 

      Process shot

    • C. 

      Pull-back dolly

    • D. 

      Dissolve

  • 16. 
    Present day movie cameras record images at
    • A. 

      24 frames per second

    • B. 

      35 frames per second

    • C. 

      70 frames per second

    • D. 

      48 frames per second

  • 17. 
    When the camera scans a scene horizontally from a stationary axis point, the shot is called a/an
    • A. 

      Pan

    • B. 

      Dolly shot

    • C. 

      Tilt shot

    • D. 

      Process shot

  • 18. 
    The longer and higher the shot, the ____________ the movement appears.
    • A. 

      Faster

    • B. 

      Slower

    • C. 

      More intimate

    • D. 

      More threatening

  • 19. 
    To emphasize the experience of a character's movement from one place to another, a director is likely to use a 
    • A. 

      Reverse angle shot

    • B. 

      Dolly shot

    • C. 

      Tilt shot

    • D. 

      Matte shot

  • 20. 
    Pixillation refers to 
    • A. 

      Computer generated animation

    • B. 

      Photographing live actors frame by frame

    • C. 

      Animated films about animals

    • D. 

      Layering of hand-painted cells

  • 21. 
    Griffith pioneered an editing style we call
    • A. 

      Neorealism

    • B. 

      Minimalism

    • C. 

      Dialectical collision

    • D. 

      Classical cutting

  • 22. 
    Which film editing style was the first to be used 
    • A. 

      Classical cutting

    • B. 

      Cutting to continuity

    • C. 

      Abstract cutting

    • D. 

      Thematic montage

  • 23. 
    The editing style used primarily to condense the time and space of an action while keeping the action logical and continuous is
    • A. 

      Classical cutting

    • B. 

      Narrative segmentation

    • C. 

      Cutting to continuity

    • D. 

      Abstract cutting

  • 24. 
    Which one of these is not a convention of classical cutting?
    • A. 

      Eyeline match

    • B. 

      Matching action

    • C. 

      Jump cut

    • D. 

      The 180 degree rule

  • 25. 
    Violating the 180 degree rule in a shot will cause the audience
    • A. 

      To anticipate the next shot

    • B. 

      To be bored

    • C. 

      To become aroused

    • D. 

      To feel confused or disoriented

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