Film Appreciation

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  • 1. 

    The 3 principle film styles include all except:

    • A.

      Classicism

    • B.

      Realism

    • C.

      Fundamentalism

    • D.

      Formalism

    Correct Answer
    C. Fundamentalism
    Explanation
    The question asks for the film style that is not included among the three principle film styles. The three principle film styles mentioned in the question are classicism, realism, and formalism. The term "fundamentalism" does not fit into the context of film styles and is not commonly recognized as a principle film style. Therefore, the correct answer is fundamentalism.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Simplicity, spontaneity, directedness
    Explanation
    A realist director values simplicity, spontaneity, and directedness in their work. This means that they prioritize straightforward and uncomplicated storytelling, allowing the actors and scenes to unfold naturally without excessive manipulation or artifice. They aim to capture the essence of the story and characters in a genuine and unforced manner, creating a sense of immediacy and authenticity for the audience. By focusing on simplicity, spontaneity, and directedness, the realist director aims to create a truthful and impactful experience for the viewers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Spiritual and psychological truths
    Explanation
    Expressionists are often concerned with spiritual and psychological truths because they aim to convey the inner emotions and subjective experiences of individuals rather than focusing on objective reality or external appearances. They seek to express the depths of human emotions, the complexities of the human psyche, and the spiritual aspects of human existence. Through their art, expressionists strive to explore and depict the inner world of the human mind, often using distorted forms, intense colors, and exaggerated gestures to convey the emotional and psychological states of their subjects.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Low angle shot
    Explanation
    A low angle shot tends to increase the importance of a subject because it is taken from a lower position, looking up at the subject. This angle creates a sense of power, dominance, and importance for the subject, making it appear larger and more significant compared to the surroundings. It can evoke feelings of admiration, respect, and awe towards the subject, enhancing its importance in the viewer's perception.

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  • 5. 

    Double exposures and other special effects are achieved with

    • A.

      A lighting key

    • B.

      Filters

    • C.

      An optical printer

    • D.

      Mirrors

    Correct Answer
    C. An optical printer
    Explanation
    An optical printer is a device used in filmmaking to create special effects such as double exposures. It allows filmmakers to combine multiple images or footage onto a single frame, creating unique visual effects. By using an optical printer, filmmakers can overlay different shots, adjust the opacity or blend modes, and create stunning visual compositions. This technique is commonly used to achieve double exposures and other special effects in films.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. The amount of subject matter included within the frame
    Explanation
    A cinematic shot is defined by the amount of subject matter included within the frame. This means that the composition and framing of the shot determine what is shown to the audience. The amount of subject matter included within the frame can affect the overall visual impact and storytelling of the scene. By choosing what to include or exclude from the frame, filmmakers can convey specific emotions, highlight important elements, or create a certain atmosphere. The amount of subject matter within the frame is an essential aspect of cinematography that contributes to the overall cinematic experience.

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  • 7. 

    Oblique angle shots tend to suggest

    • A.

      Tediousness, insignificance

    • B.

      Security, domination

    • C.

      Tension, transition, impending movement

    • D.

      Power, stability, fate

    Correct Answer
    C. Tension, transition, impending movement
    Explanation
    Oblique angle shots tend to suggest tension, transition, and impending movement. This is because when a shot is taken from an oblique angle, it creates a sense of unease and imbalance, which can evoke tension in the viewer. Additionally, the oblique angle implies a shift or transition from one state to another, adding a sense of movement and anticipation. The combination of these elements creates a feeling of tension and impending action, making the answer "tension, transition, impending movement" the most appropriate.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Placing on stage
    Explanation
    "Mise en scene" is a term used in film and theater to refer to the arrangement and placement of elements on the stage or in a shot. It encompasses the positioning of actors, props, lighting, and other visual elements to create a specific atmosphere or convey a particular meaning. Therefore, "placing on stage" accurately describes the meaning of "mise en scene" as it emphasizes the act of arranging and positioning elements within the performance space.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Framing which arbitrarily cuts off objects and figures
    Explanation
    Open form style frequently employs framing which arbitrarily cuts off objects and figures. This technique is used to create a sense of ambiguity and openness in the composition. By cutting off certain elements, the viewer is encouraged to imagine what lies beyond the frame, stimulating their curiosity and engagement with the artwork. This approach allows for a more dynamic and unconventional composition, breaking away from traditional framing conventions and inviting the viewer to actively participate in the interpretation of the artwork.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Subservience, vulnerability
    Explanation
    The area near the bottom of the frame is conventionally used to suggest subservience and vulnerability. In visual compositions, the lower part of the frame often represents a lower status or position, while the top of the frame symbolizes power and authority. By placing a subject or object near the bottom, it creates a visual hierarchy that implies a sense of subservience and vulnerability. This positioning can evoke emotions of being subordinate or weak, emphasizing the power dynamics within the composition.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. The relationships of organisms within a given space
    Explanation
    Proxemic patterns refer to the relationships and interactions between organisms within a specific space. It involves studying how individuals use and perceive space, including their distance from others, body language, and territoriality. This concept focuses on how people and other organisms navigate and establish social boundaries within a given space. It does not involve careful arrangement of contrasts, repetition of dialogue, or costuming with historical authenticity.

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  • 12. 

    The area of an image that immediately attracts our attention is 

    • A.

      Balanced composition

    • B.

      High key

    • C.

      Deep focus

    • D.

      The dominant

    Correct Answer
    D. The dominant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the dominant." In an image, the dominant refers to the element or area that stands out the most and immediately catches our attention. This could be due to its size, color, contrast, or any other visual characteristic that sets it apart from the rest of the composition. The dominant element often becomes the focal point of the image and helps guide the viewer's gaze.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Stylized design, precise and controlled visual composition
    Explanation
    Closed form refers to a specific style or approach in visual arts where the design is carefully planned and executed with precision and control. It involves creating a structured and organized composition that is visually pleasing and well-balanced. This style often incorporates elements such as symmetry, geometric shapes, and clear lines. The emphasis is on creating a deliberate and intentional visual arrangement that is aesthetically pleasing and conveys a sense of order and harmony.

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  • 14. 

    Longer, loosely framed shots are typically used to convey a sense of 

    • A.

      Entrapment

    • B.

      Chaos

    • C.

      Hostility

    • D.

      Freedom

    Correct Answer
    D. Freedom
    Explanation
    Longer, loosely framed shots are typically used to convey a sense of freedom. This is because these types of shots allow for more movement and space within the frame, creating a sense of openness and liberation. The longer duration of the shot also gives the viewer more time to take in the surroundings and appreciate the freedom of the scene. Additionally, the lack of tight framing and structure can evoke a sense of relaxation and ease, further emphasizing the idea of freedom.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Pull-back dolly
    Explanation
    A shot which begins with a close view of the subject and then withdraws to reveal a larger context is called a pull-back dolly. In this type of shot, the camera physically moves backward on a dolly while maintaining focus on the subject. This technique is often used to create a sense of perspective and show the relationship between the subject and its surroundings.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 24 frames per second
    Explanation
    Movie cameras record images at 24 frames per second. This frame rate is commonly used in the film industry and has become the standard for capturing motion pictures. It provides a smooth and natural-looking motion that is pleasing to the human eye. Additionally, 24 frames per second allows for efficient storage and playback of the recorded footage.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Pan
    Explanation
    When the camera scans a scene horizontally from a stationary axis point, it is referred to as a pan. A pan shot involves moving the camera from left to right or right to left, capturing a wider view of the scene. This technique is commonly used to follow a subject or show the relationship between different elements within the frame. Unlike a dolly shot, which involves physically moving the camera towards or away from the subject, a pan shot keeps the camera in a fixed position while only changing the direction of the view. A tilt shot, on the other hand, involves moving the camera vertically. A process shot refers to a technique where live action footage is combined with pre-recorded or computer-generated elements.

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  • 18. 

    The longer and higher the shot, the ____________ the movement appears.

    • A.

      Faster

    • B.

      Slower

    • C.

      More intimate

    • D.

      More threatening

    Correct Answer
    B. Slower
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "slower". When a shot is longer and higher, it covers more distance and takes more time to complete, giving the illusion of slower movement. This is because the viewer's perspective is shifted and they have more time to process the movement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Dolly shot
    Explanation
    A dolly shot is a type of camera movement where the camera is mounted on a dolly or a track, allowing it to smoothly move towards or away from the subject. This shot is commonly used to emphasize the experience of a character's movement from one place to another. By physically moving the camera, the audience is able to visually follow the character's journey, creating a sense of immersion and emphasizing the importance of the character's movement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Photographing live actors frame by frame
    Explanation
    Pixillation refers to the process of photographing live actors frame by frame. This technique involves capturing a series of still images of live actors in different poses and then playing them back in quick succession to create the illusion of movement. It is often used in stop-motion animation to achieve a unique and surreal effect.

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  • 21. 

    Griffith pioneered an editing style we call

    • A.

      Neorealism

    • B.

      Minimalism

    • C.

      Dialectical collision

    • D.

      Classical cutting

    Correct Answer
    D. Classical cutting
    Explanation
    Griffith pioneered an editing style known as classical cutting. This style involves using various techniques such as shot-reverse-shot, cross-cutting, and match cuts to create a smooth and seamless flow of the narrative. It focuses on maintaining continuity and coherence in the storytelling process. Classical cutting became a standard practice in filmmaking and has been widely adopted by filmmakers around the world.

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  • 22. 

    Which film editing style was the first to be used 

    • A.

      Classical cutting

    • B.

      Cutting to continuity

    • C.

      Abstract cutting

    • D.

      Thematic montage

    Correct Answer
    B. Cutting to continuity
    Explanation
    Cutting to continuity is the film editing style that was first used. This style involves seamlessly connecting shots in a way that maintains the illusion of continuous action and smooth transitions between scenes. It aims to create a coherent and logical narrative flow by matching the movement, position, and eyelines of characters across different shots. This style became popular during the early years of cinema as filmmakers began to experiment with different editing techniques to enhance storytelling and create a more immersive viewing experience.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Cutting to continuity
    Explanation
    Cutting to continuity is the editing style used primarily to condense the time and space of an action while keeping the action logical and continuous. This technique involves cutting from one shot to another in a way that maintains the flow and coherence of the action. It ensures that the audience can follow the story and understand the progression of events without any jarring or abrupt transitions. By seamlessly connecting different shots, cutting to continuity creates a smooth and cohesive narrative experience for the viewers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Jump cut
    Explanation
    A jump cut is not a convention of classical cutting. Classical cutting aims to create a smooth and seamless flow between shots, maintaining continuity in time and space. Jump cuts, on the other hand, create a noticeable and abrupt jump in the action or subject, often used for stylistic purposes or to convey a sense of disorientation. Therefore, jump cuts do not adhere to the conventions of classical cutting.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. To feel confused or disoriented
    Explanation
    Violating the 180 degree rule in a shot refers to breaking the established camera placement and movement guidelines. This rule helps maintain visual continuity and spatial relationships between characters and objects in a scene. When this rule is violated, the audience may feel confused or disoriented because the established visual language is disrupted. This can lead to a loss of understanding of the scene and the relationships between characters, resulting in a sense of confusion or disorientation for the viewers.

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  • 26. 

    The editing style characteristic of most modern fiction films is 

    • A.

      Rough cut

    • B.

      Thematic montage

    • C.

      Abstract cutting

    • D.

      Classical cutting

    Correct Answer
    D. Classical cutting
    Explanation
    Classical cutting is the editing style characteristic of most modern fiction films. This style involves smooth transitions, continuity, and a linear narrative structure. It aims to create a seamless flow between shots and scenes, allowing the story to unfold in a clear and coherent manner. Classical cutting prioritizes clarity and audience comprehension, often using techniques such as shot-reverse-shot, match cuts, and cross-cutting to maintain visual coherence. This style is widely used in mainstream cinema and is considered the standard approach to editing in narrative filmmaking.

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  • 27. 

    The distinction between professional actors and stars is based up

    • A.

      Mass popularity

    • B.

      Technical skill

    • C.

      Professional training

    • D.

      Studio whim

    Correct Answer
    A. Mass popularity
    Explanation
    The distinction between professional actors and stars is based on mass popularity. This means that stars are individuals who have gained a significant amount of fame and recognition from the general public, often due to their appearances in popular films, TV shows, or other forms of media. On the other hand, professional actors are individuals who have received formal training and possess technical skills in acting. While technical skill and professional training are important factors in being a professional actor, the distinction between actors and stars ultimately lies in the level of mass popularity they have achieved.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is not associated with Method acting

    • A.

      Stanley Kubrick

    • B.

      Lee Strasburg

    • C.

      Elia Kazan

    • D.

      Stanislawsky

    Correct Answer
    A. Stanley Kubrick
    Explanation
    Stanley Kubrick is not associated with Method acting. Method acting is a technique developed by Konstantin Stanislavski, also known as Stanislavsky. Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan were prominent figures in the development and popularization of Method acting in the United States. However, Stanley Kubrick was a highly acclaimed film director known for his meticulous attention to detail and visual storytelling, but he was not directly associated with Method acting.

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  • 29. 

    Which of these is not one of the categories of film acting?

    • A.

      Extras

    • B.

      Trained professionals

    • C.

      Stars

    • D.

      Stunt persons

    Correct Answer
    D. Stunt persons
    Explanation
    The question asks to identify the category of film acting that is not included among the given options. The options provided are extras, trained professionals, stars, and stunt persons. Extras are individuals who appear in a film in a non-speaking or background role. Trained professionals refer to actors who have received formal training in acting. Stars are well-known actors who often play lead roles in films. Stunt persons, on the other hand, are not considered a category of film acting but rather individuals who perform dangerous or challenging stunts on behalf of the actors. Therefore, stunt persons are not one of the categories of film acting.

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  • 30. 

    Which studio was known as "The Home of the Stars"

    • A.

      MGM

    • B.

      Disney

    • C.

      RKO

    • D.

      New Line Cinema

    Correct Answer
    A. MGM
    Explanation
    MGM, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, was known as "The Home of the Stars" because it was one of the major film studios during the Golden Age of Hollywood. MGM produced numerous successful films and was home to many iconic stars such as Clark Gable, Judy Garland, and Elizabeth Taylor. The studio's reputation for glamorous productions and star power earned it the nickname "The Home of the Stars."

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  • 31. 

    The Bicycle Thief is noted for brilliant casting in its use of 

    • A.

      Cary Grant as a factory worker

    • B.

      Male actors to play female roles

    • C.

      Method Actors

    • D.

      Nonprofessionals in the leading roles

    Correct Answer
    D. Nonprofessionals in the leading roles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "nonprofessionals in the leading roles". The Bicycle Thief is known for its brilliant casting choices of using nonprofessional actors in the leading roles. This decision adds authenticity and realism to the film, as these actors bring a natural and relatable quality to their performances. Their lack of professional training allows for a raw and genuine portrayal of the characters, making the film more impactful and emotionally resonant.

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  • 32. 

    Stars with antiestablishment images include all except

    • A.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • B.

      Jane Fonda

    • C.

      James dean

    • D.

      Jack Nicholson

    • E.

      John Wayne

    Correct Answer
    E. John Wayne
    Explanation
    Stars with antiestablishment images include Humphrey Bogart, Jane Fonda, James Dean, and Jack Nicholson. These actors were known for their rebellious and non-conformist personas on-screen, often portraying characters who challenged authority and societal norms. However, John Wayne is not typically associated with an antiestablishment image. He was known for his roles as a strong, patriotic, and traditional American hero, often representing conservative values.

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  • 33. 

    The femme fatale  is a character type created by 

    • A.

      Mary Pickford

    • B.

      Shirley Temple

    • C.

      Greta Garbo

    • D.

      Clark Gable

    Correct Answer
    C. Greta Garbo
    Explanation
    Greta Garbo is the correct answer because she is known for her portrayal of the femme fatale character type in several films. She became famous for her mysterious and seductive on-screen persona, often playing strong and independent women who used their charm to manipulate men. Garbo's performances in films like "Mata Hari" and "Camille" solidified her status as the quintessential femme fatale in Hollywood. Her enigmatic beauty and captivating presence made her an icon of the silent film era and a lasting symbol of the femme fatale archetype.

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  • 34. 

    The first type of sound to be associated with film was 

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      Dialog

    • C.

      Sound effects

    • D.

      Interior monolog

    Correct Answer
    A. Music
    Explanation
    In the early days of film, music was the first type of sound to be associated with it. Silent films were accompanied by live music played in the theater to enhance the viewing experience and evoke emotions. Music helped to set the mood, create tension, and provide a rhythm to the film. It added depth and richness to the visuals, making the overall experience more immersive for the audience. Therefore, music is the correct answer as it was the initial form of sound used in films.

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  • 35. 

    When the lip movements of actors matches perfectly with the sounds which appear to come from their mouths, the director is employing

    • A.

      Synchronous sound

    • B.

      Nonsynchronous sound

    • C.

      Sub-titles

    • D.

      Sound bridging

    Correct Answer
    A. Synchronous sound
    Explanation
    Synchronous sound refers to the technique used in filmmaking where the lip movements of the actors match perfectly with the sounds that appear to come from their mouths. This technique is employed by directors to create a more realistic and immersive experience for the viewers. By synchronizing the sound with the actors' lip movements, the dialogue and actions on screen appear more natural and believable.

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  • 36. 

    Sound and image that are not recorded simultaneously or sound that is detached from its source in the screen image is known as

    • A.

      Synchronous sound

    • B.

      Non-synchronous sound

    • C.

      The "moses supposes his toeses are roses effect"

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-synchronous sound
    Explanation
    Non-synchronous sound refers to sound and image that are not recorded simultaneously or when sound is detached from its source in the screen image. This means that the sound does not match the actions or events happening on the screen. It can be intentionally used in films for creative purposes or due to technical limitations. This term encompasses both situations where sound is intentionally detached from the image and situations where it is unintentionally out of sync.

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  • 37. 

    In Psycho, which sound motif is associated with the murderer

    • A.

      A train whistle

    • B.

      Shrill bird noises

    • C.

      A cuckoo clock

    • D.

      Barking dogs

    Correct Answer
    B. Shrill bird noises
    Explanation
    In the movie Psycho, the sound motif associated with the murderer is shrill bird noises. This can be observed throughout the film, particularly during intense and suspenseful scenes involving the character. The shrill bird noises serve to create a sense of unease and tension, reflecting the disturbed and unpredictable nature of the murderer. It adds to the overall atmosphere of the movie and enhances the psychological impact on the audience.

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  • 38. 

    A sense of tension i nteh film audience can be produced by 

    • A.

      Low frequency sounds

    • B.

      Slow, prodding sounds

    • C.

      High pitched sounds

    • D.

      Soft, low pitched sounds

    Correct Answer
    C. High pitched sounds
    Explanation
    High pitched sounds can create a sense of tension in the film audience because they are often associated with danger, suspense, or fear. These sounds can be piercing and unsettling, causing the audience to feel on edge and anticipate something alarming or intense happening. High pitched sounds can also create a sense of urgency and increase the intensity of a scene, making the audience feel more engaged and invested in the film.

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  • 39. 

    The basic unit of construction in the theater is

    • A.

      Dialog

    • B.

      The scene

    • C.

      The act

    • D.

      Movement

    Correct Answer
    B. The scene
    Explanation
    The scene is the correct answer because it is the basic unit of construction in theater. A scene is a part of a play or performance that takes place in a specific location and time, involving a specific set of characters and actions. It helps to advance the plot and develop the story. Scenes can be individual moments or sequences within an act, and they are essential for organizing and structuring the overall theatrical production.

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  • 40. 

    The basic unit of construction in film is the 

    • A.

      Dialog

    • B.

      The scene

    • C.

      The shot

    • D.

      The storyboard

    Correct Answer
    C. The shot
    Explanation
    In film, the basic unit of construction is the shot. A shot refers to a continuous sequence of frames that are captured by the camera without any cuts or edits. It is a fundamental building block that allows filmmakers to convey meaning, emotions, and tell a story visually. Each shot is carefully composed and framed to capture a specific moment or action. Shots can vary in length, angle, and camera movement, and they are edited together to create scenes and ultimately the entire film.

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  • 41. 

    Costuming and set design are least expensive in

    • A.

      Period films

    • B.

      Animated films

    • C.

      Formalistic musicals

    • D.

      Spectacles

    Correct Answer
    B. Animated films
    Explanation
    Animated films typically require less costuming and set design compared to other genres such as period films, formalistic musicals, and spectacles. In animated films, the characters and environments are created digitally, eliminating the need for physical costumes and elaborate set designs. This significantly reduces the cost and complexity of production, making animated films a more cost-effective option in terms of costuming and set design.

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  • 42. 

    The set design of The Birth of a Nation would be considered

    • A.

      Expressionistic

    • B.

      Formalistic

    • C.

      Realistic

    • D.

      Surrealistic

    Correct Answer
    C. Realistic
    Explanation
    The set design of The Birth of a Nation would be considered realistic because it accurately depicts the settings and environments in a natural and believable manner. Realistic set designs aim to create a sense of authenticity and allow the audience to easily identify with the story and characters. In this case, the set design of The Birth of a Nation would likely strive to recreate the historical time period and locations with attention to detail and accuracy.

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  • 43. 

    According to the auteur theory, the true "author" of a film is the 

    • A.

      Director

    • B.

      Screen writer

    • C.

      Cinematographer

    • D.

      Personality star

    Correct Answer
    A. Director
    Explanation
    The auteur theory posits that the director is the true "author" of a film. This theory suggests that the director's creative vision and personal style are the driving forces behind a film's artistic and thematic elements. The director is responsible for making key decisions regarding the script, visual aesthetics, and overall direction of the film, thus exerting the most significant influence on its final outcome. While other individuals, such as screenwriters and cinematographers, contribute to the filmmaking process, the auteur theory asserts that the director's role is paramount in shaping the film's artistic identity.

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  • 44. 

    The aim of most German Expressionists of the post WWI era was to 

    • A.

      Minimize the distortion of reality caused by editing

    • B.

      Eliminate nature for a state of absolute abstraction

    • C.

      Temper formalism with realistic sets and acting styles

    • D.

      Replace nonsynchronous sound with synchronous sound

    Correct Answer
    B. Eliminate nature for a state of absolute abstraction
    Explanation
    The aim of most German Expressionists of the post WWI era was to eliminate nature for a state of absolute abstraction. German Expressionism sought to move away from realistic depictions of the world and instead focus on expressing inner emotions and subjective experiences. By eliminating nature and embracing abstraction, they aimed to create a more intense and emotionally charged form of art that would reflect the anxieties and turmoil of the post-war period.

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  • 45. 

    Live theater is an ideal medium for dealing with the theme of confinement because 

    • A.

      The presence of live actors

    • B.

      Its dependence upon verbal expression

    • C.

      Its fixed distance between the audience and the stage

    • D.

      Its spatial limitations

    Correct Answer
    D. Its spatial limitations
    Explanation
    Live theater is an ideal medium for dealing with the theme of confinement because of its spatial limitations. The physical constraints of a theater stage can effectively create a sense of confinement and claustrophobia, enhancing the theme being portrayed. The limited space can restrict the movement of actors, making them feel trapped and confined within the performance area. This can help convey the emotions and experiences associated with confinement to the audience in a more impactful way compared to other mediums.

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  • 46. 

    "The history of all human society, past and present, has been the history of class struggle."  These are the words of 

    • A.

      Carl Jung

    • B.

      Wayne Newton

    • C.

      Karl Marx

    • D.

      Jean-Luc Godard

    • E.

      Ricky Martin

    Correct Answer
    C. Karl Marx
    Explanation
    Karl Marx is the correct answer because he is well-known for his theory of class struggle, which states that throughout history, societies have been divided into different social classes that are in constant conflict with each other. Marx believed that this class struggle is the driving force behind social change and the development of human society. His ideas have had a significant impact on the field of sociology and continue to be influential in understanding social inequality and the dynamics of power in society.

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  • 47. 

    Camp movies frequently use all of the following except

    • A.

      Theatrical metaphors

    • B.

      Comic mockery

    • C.

      Unobtrusive style

    • D.

      Artistic excess

    • E.

      Visual gags

    Correct Answer
    C. Unobtrusive style
    Explanation
    Camp movies are known for their exaggerated and over-the-top style, often incorporating theatrical metaphors, comic mockery, artistic excess, and visual gags. However, they do not typically employ an unobtrusive style, as this would go against the camp aesthetic of being flamboyant and attention-grabbing. Therefore, the correct answer is "unobtrusive style."

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  • 48. 

    Because of their orientation towards outsiders versus insiders, teh following films would be considered leftist, except

    • A.

      Bonnie and Clyde

    • B.

      Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    • C.

      The Bicycle Thief

    • D.

      It's a Wonderful Life

    • E.

      Pixote (Brazil)

    Correct Answer
    D. It's a Wonderful Life
    Explanation
    The films Bonnie and Clyde, The Bicycle Thief, and Pixote (Brazil) can be considered leftist because they focus on the struggles and injustices faced by marginalized individuals or groups. These films often critique societal structures and advocate for social change. However, It's a Wonderful Life does not fit into this category as it is a sentimental and heartwarming story that emphasizes the importance of community and personal relationships, rather than critiquing social or political systems. Therefore, It's a Wonderful Life is not considered a leftist film.

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  • 49. 

    Hollywood's domestic melodramas emphasize "typical" female concerns, such as all of the following except what?

    • A.

      Getting or holding onto a man

    • B.

      Balancing a career with marriage

    • C.

      Political intrigue

    • D.

      Raising children

    • E.

      Importance of love

    Correct Answer
    C. Political intrigue
    Explanation
    Hollywood's domestic melodramas focus on portraying the everyday lives and struggles of women. They often highlight themes such as the importance of love, balancing a career with marriage, raising children, and getting or holding onto a man. However, political intrigue is not a typical concern explored in these films.

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  • 50. 

    The majority of films fall into what category of ideology?

    • A.

      Neutral

    • B.

      Cultural

    • C.

      Implicit

    • D.

      Explicit

    • E.

      Feminist

    Correct Answer
    C. Implicit
    Explanation
    The majority of films can be categorized as having an implicit ideology. This means that the ideology portrayed in these films is not explicitly stated or obvious, but rather subtly conveyed through various elements such as characters, plot, and themes. Implicit ideology allows for more nuanced and indirect messaging, often influencing viewers' perspectives and beliefs without them even realizing it.

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