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What limitation contributed to the exaggerated style of acting in early films?
The lack of synchronized sound
What are examples of creative elements that contribute to a film's overall style?
True or false: A filmmaker's stylistic choices help shape the reactions of viewers to the film.
What contributes to an unusual overall form?
In his film October, Sergei Eisenstein created a unique style through his use of ______.
What creative aspect of filmmaking is most affected from the necessary use of a distant convergence point in 3D shooting?
What creative choice helped keep the plotlines separate in the film Traffic, making it easier for viewer's to follow each one?
Different color palettes
Which filmmaking convention caters to viewer assumptions?
Panning to follow actor movements
What is a stylistic pattern that could help clarify a film's narrative?
Musical phrase that occurs whenever a particular character is onscreen
What is the primary consideration when you consider the form of a film?
How the film is put together as a whole
When a technique is emphasized and becomes an important part of a film's style, it is said to be ______.
Stylistic patterns are most often used to ______.
reinforce the narrative
What technique does Welles use in the opening of Citizen Kane to bring the viewer steadily closer to the mysterious mansion?
A series of shots linked by dissolves
What techniques help create the external perspective central to Citizen Kane's narrative style?
What narrative device does Welles use in Citizen Kane to create a picture of Kane's life, without ever featuring Kane's own perspective?
A neutral reporter
Which of the following is true about the form of Citizen Kane and how it impacts the film's meaning?
The ending parallels the opening, reigniting a sense of mystery.
What aspect of the story is enhanced by Welles's choice of setting in Citizen Kane, as well as the manner in which it is photographed?
The emotional distance between the two characters
Which best describes the style of narration in Citizen Kane?
In allowing the camera to reveal important story elements, which are unknown to the protagonists, Welles establishes a(n) ______ narrative style in Citizen Kane.
What narrative meaning is demonstrated through the parallel editing of Kane's campaign rally and Susan's opera debut in Citizen Kane?
Kane's quest for power
Which illustrates how Citizen Kane uses setting to enhance meaning?
The cavernous, museum-like Xanadu reflects the empty life of Kane.
What stylistic techniques does Welles use in the "News on the March" sequence in Citizen Kane to create the believable impression that Kane was a historical figure?
Different film stocks
What is highlighted by creating a parallel between the scene in Citizen Kane in which a contract is lowered to reveal Thatcher and Kane with an earlier scene in which Thatcher lowered a newspaper to reveal Kane? (Click on image to enlarge.)
Kane's having lost power in his relationship with Thatcher
Abrupt cuts to which of the following scenes in Citizen Kane are examples of shock cuts? (Click on image to enlarge.)
A cut from a quiet conversation to a fierce thunderstorm
A close-up of a screeching cockatoo
The loud beginning of a newsreel
The "News on the March" sequence in Citizen Kane is best described as a ______.
In Citizen Kane, what techniques are used to show the dissolution of Kane's first marriage in compressed time?
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