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what does the newsreel sequence in Citizen Kane do?
provides the only presentation of the events in Kane's life in chronological order
What does the scene of the cavalry rescue in John Ford's Stagecoach do?
demonstrates how sound can call our attention to events happening offscreen
What is a genre's iconography consist of?
visual elements that combine to form a system that helps create meaning
what does a direct-cinema documentary do?
record on-going events as it happens with minimum interference by filmmaker
What does the "dance" in Leger and Murphy's Ballet mecanique consist of?
a rhythmic juxtaposition of various ordinary objects and people
a "long take" is a shot taken with the camera at a considerable distance from the main subject of the shot
the term "auteur" was originally created to refer to Hollywood directors who were thought to have a distinctive approach to filmmaking while working within the Hollywood studio system
filmmakers try to create "pure" films that avoid mixing the conventions of more than one genre
Les Blank's Gap Toothed Women adopts a playful tone to make a serious point about society's standards of beauty
fact-based films like Apollo 13, Schindler's List, and Malcolm X deal with real events and are considered documentaries
chuck jone's Duck Amuch uses narrative in almost experimental way to explore the techniques of cel animation
what is depth of field?
the range of distances from the lens in which objects filmed will be in focus
what is not considered part of a shot's mise-en-scene? A) actors' movements B)camera's angle on the action C) objects visible in the distance D) the shadows
B) camera's angle on the action
according to Film Art, realism is the most useful standard for evaluating actors' performances
what does overlapping editing do?
expands the scene by showing more than one view of the same action
what is continuity editing?
a system for keeping the spatial and temporal relations of a scene clear
what does fidelity refer to in film sound?
whether the type of sound heard seems appropriate to its source in the film
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