Chapter 3 Quiz
Terms in this set (15)
Direct cinema _______________ and _____________.
limits the use of narrators; allows the audience to observe events as they occur
Documentary filmmaking, which uses actual people, places, and events as source material, is described by John Grierson as
a creative treatment of actuality.
Experimental films frequently reflect the creative vision of a single artist. These films
invite individual interpretation.
Film noir has a distinct visual style that includes ____________, ___________, and ___________.
deep shadows; nighttime exterior scenes; elements composed diagonally in the frame
Gangster films are characterized by _____________ and _____________.
exploring the American dream; an antihero
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.
Horror films are often characterized by
a protagonist who saves a community that rejects her.
Hybrid films illustrate
the flexibility of film form by blurring boundaries of film categorization.
Nanook of the North, which presents people and place in a straightforward manner, is an example of
a factual documentary.
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.
The founding purpose of the persuasive documentary was to
address social injustice.
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.
The three major types of movies are
narrative, experimental, and documentary.
What are the three basic types of animation?
hand-drawn, stop-motion, and computer animation
Which of the following distinguishes narrative films from other kinds of movies?
Narrative films are directed toward fiction.