limits the use of narrators; allows the audience to observe events as they occur. These are defining characteristics of direct cinema (p. 75).
Documentary filmmaking, which uses actual people, places, and events as source material, is described by John Grierson as
a creative treatment of actuality. See p. 73.
Experimental films frequently reflect the creative vision of a single artist. These films
invite individual interpretation. Although experimental films are often made by a single artist, the form of these films invites various interpretations (p. 77).
Film noir has a distinct visual style that includes ____________, ___________, and ___________.
deep shadows; nighttime exterior scenes; elements composed diagonally in the frame. These are three visual qualities common to most film noir movies (pp. 93-95).
Gangster films are characterized by _____________ and _____________.
exploring the American dream; an antihero. These are two common characteristics of gangster films (p. 91).
Genre refers to the categorization of narrative films by the stories they tell and the ways they tell them. Which of the following statements is NOT true of genre?
The conventions of genre films are stable and do not evolve. Genres can change over time to meet the expectations of a changing society (p. 85).
Horror films are often characterized by
a protagonist who saves a community that rejects her. See pp. 99-100.
Hybrid films illustrate
the flexibility of film form by blurring boundaries of film categorization. This is the basic definition of hybrid films (pp. 83-85).
Nanook of the North, which presents people and place in a straightforward manner, is an example of
a factual documentary. A factual documentary presents people, places, or processes in a straightforward manner (p. 73).
The Lego Movie is an example of this, a term applied to a work of art that imitates or appropriates recognizable stylistic elements from a previous work or works.
pastiche. A pastiche is a term applied to a work of art that imitates or appropriates recognizable stylistic elements from a previous work or works. To understand the concept, think of a pastiche as a collage in which pieces of preexisting drawings and paintings are snipped out and arranged on a new canvas into a cohesive assembly (p. 115).
The founding purpose of the persuasive documentary was to
address social injustice. See p. 74.
The story formula for this type of movie usually involve the origin of the protagonist's powers and/or high stakes struggle to defeat a villainous attempt to destroy a city, country, or universe; the mission is compromised by the hero's love for a vulnerable mortal.
Superhero movies. These are the elements of the story formula for Superhero movies (p. 110).
The three major types of movies are
narrative, experimental, and documentary. Narrative, experimental, and documentary are the three major types of movies (p. 68). The other choices include a combination of types, techniques, and genres.
What are the three basic types of animation?
hand-drawn, stop-motion, and computer animation. See p. 111.
Which of the following distinguishes narrative films from other kinds of movies?
Narrative films are directed toward fiction. Documentary and experimental films also tell stories. Narrative films are distinguished from other kinds of films in that they are works of fiction or fictionalized accounts of actual events (p. 68).