USD THEA 201 Chapter 1 Quiz


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All movies contain layers of complexity and meaning that can be studied, analyzed, and appreciated in terms of cinematic language. Which of the following describes cinematic language?
Techniques and concepts filmmakers use to connect viewers to a film, which often conceal the means of storytelling.
Cultural invisibility, a consequence of shared belief systems, frequently contributes to hidden movie meanings. Which of the following statements does NOT accurately characterize cultural invisibility?
It is a way to unconsciously challenge viewers' shared belief systems.
Cutting on action is a common editing technique that hides the shift from one shot to the next by ending the first shot in the middle of a continuing action and starting the next shot at some point further along in the same action. Which clip is an example of cutting on action?
The Hill
Each image in every motion picture draws upon basic compositional principles developed by two-dimensional art forms (photography, painting, drawing, etc.) but are constructed from many individual shots that allow visual elements to rearrange themselves and the viewer's perspective itself to shift within any composition.
This test is an evaluative tool that qualifies films as woman-friendly only if they have at least two women characters who talk to each other about something besides a man.
The Bechdel Test
Today's movies represent not the work of a single artist, but a collaboration between a group of creative contributors. In this collaboration, the director's role is basically that of
Coordinating lead artist
What is formal analysis?
an analytical approach concerned with the means by which a subject is expressed
What is implicit meaning?
meaning that lies below the surface of a movie's story and presentation
Which definition of editing accurately describes film editing as one of the defining characteristics that distinguish movies from other art forms?
the joining together of shots to control what the viewer sees in a movie and how the viewer sees it
Which of the following statements best characterizes this chapter's treatment of viewer expectations?
Our experience of any given film is affected by how that film manipulates expectations.