CULS 2293- Understanding Movies & Filming Worksheet.

CULS 2293: Understanding Movies Final Exam, 2021 This is the final quiz (or test). Complete all sections. Read the instructions first. Section 1: Define Answer 4 of 5 in one or two sentences, (4 X 4 = 16 percent). 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 180 degree rule Method acting Cartoon Neorealism Negotiated viewing Section 2: Short answer Answer 3 of 4 in two or three sentences. (3 X 8 = 24 percent). 1) 2) 3) 4) What is the difference between slow and fast zombies? What links can you name between Dziga Vertov and cinéma vérité? Why did the film industry move to wide screen? Was there resistance? How does suture aid in eliciting an emotional response in melodramatic film (or all passive fiction films)? Section 3: Long answer Answer 4 of 5 in two or three paragraphs. (4 X 15 = 60 percent). 1) Why study film? Popular film is just distraction, just a way to make money by giant industries. Why is it important to understand film? Use an example from class to illustrate your opinion. 2) Film Noir arrived in Hollywood prior to World War II but was only recognised after World War II. Why the gap? Who designated noir a style and why was it seen as valuable to an understanding of Hollywood filmmaking? 3) Can animation be rescued from the ghetto of children’s entertainment, or should it remain a sub culture for “adult topics”? 4) How does Walter Benjamin’s arguments on the value of film offer a different view from other Frankfurt school researchers? What is the value of the Frankfurt school theories in the study of motion pictures? 5) How do dominant fictions help create the dominance of Hollywood (and Hollywood style) narratives and narrative structures? Please offer examples.