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Director of Lincoln
Steven Spielberg
Screenplay writer of Lincoln
Tony Kushner
Stars in Lincoln
Daniel Day Lewis; Sally Field; David Strathairn
Producer of Lincoln
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer of Lincoln
Johnathan King
Lincoln plot
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Which of the following is not true about Marla Singer in Fight Club?
she is needy, conformist and has weak ego strength
Which of the following lines was not uttered by Tyler Durden in Fight Club?
"The condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip one on, you dance all night, then you throw it away."
Which of the following figures is quoted to evoke Tylers fascist masculinity?
Which of the following best characterizes the thematic resolution in Fight Club?
The narrator rejects Tyler's atavistic masculinity and embraces a new gender identity that corresponds more to Marla's worldview
What movie does Fight Club quote when Tyler asks the narrator to hit him for the first time?
Raging Bull
In Fight Club, the unreliable narrator dissociates from reality based on what logic?
Wish Fulfillment
Fight Club, in the end, de-emphasizes the problems of consumer culture as a cause of social anxiety and places the blame for the story wholly on the narrator and his mental problems
Which of the following best characterizes how Spielberg's Lincoln portrays its protagonists political strengths
He was able to compromise in the short term to achieve a goal he believed in
In Lincoln, the Democrats in Congress, especially Fernando Wood from New York and George Pendleton from Ohio, are set up as foils in the narrative.
What is served by showing Lincoln persuading Representatives Yemans and Hutton to vote for the 13th Amendment?
To show how he gently appealed to the men's better natures to do the right thing
How does Lincoln deal with the figure of Mary Todd Lincoln as a historical character?
It deconstructs the traditional take on her and asserts that she played an important role in Lincoln's political successes
What was the name of the group that was deemed a terrorist group in "Let the Fire Burn"?
Let the Fire Burn does not contain which of the following documentary devices
Expert talking heads to provide historical context
Which of the witnesses involved in the incident gets in the last word in "Let the Fire Burn?
The officer who saved the child
The creators of Network, Cheyefsky and Lumet, were part of an emerging class of entertainment industry forces who felt that television was an influence that had to be battled at all cost.
By the early 60s what percentage of households contained televisions
What classic Hollywood film used a suicide threat as a gimmick for ratings?
Meet John Doe
The Howard Beale Show was cancelled at the end because audiences did not want to hear that they were passive captives of the cultural imperative for profit
Diane's character is best characterized in the following way
She is presented as a man in every way save her exterior, and her only goal in life is a 30% share of the market and a 20 rating
Which of the following is NOT indicative of the realist filmmaking style employed by Martin Scorcese?
Including allegorical female characters who trangress the patriarchal system
Which of the following are representative of the issues presented in GoodFellas?
The film examines Catholic themes like sin, guilt, contrition and redemption
The film depicts a world that operates according to an alternate sense of reality and morality The film shows the lure of street life The film depicts the mundane repetitiveness of everyday gangster life All of the responses are correct
In GoodFellas, the character Karen is allowed to narrate parts of the story in the first person. According to the lecture, why was this done?
It allowed the audience the opportunity to view this gangster world through the eyes of an outsider who is learning about it as they do.
Which of the following is an element of the gangster film?
Negative image of the American Dream
What three genres does Goodfellas draw from?
Gangster Film, Film Noir, and the Biopic
In Goodfellas, what is the purpose of the repeated use of freeze frame while the narrative voice-over continues?
It seems to recognize that the moment being visualized was significant and makes it stand out as a crucial moment that shapes the present time of the narrative
Which of the following techniques was not used for the entrance shot through the kitchen into the Copacabana?
Jump Cutting
Goodfellas follows the narrator chronologically from beginning of life to end of life without any break in time?
In Goodfellas the change in the look of the film are linked to the characters story of development in the follow way.
The film has the same look throughout to show that Henry doesn't grow
Which of the following characterizes the aero-space industry's response to the production of 2001?
The NASA scientists helped consult, and the various members of the industry donated designs and prototypes in return for the product placements.
What is the final irony of The Graduate?
after working so hard to reject the normative lifestyle associated with his parents, Elaine and Ben are destined to repeat it
In The Graduate, which of the following techniques is not used in the montage sequence characterizing Ben and Mrs. Robinson's affair, featuring the song April Comes She Will?
Hand held camera
Which of the following is NOT used as a visual symbol or theme in The Graduate?
nostalgic vistas and settings
What was the main reason for using Simon and Garfunkel for the soundtrack to The Graduate?
using a music so associated with the music to be part of the cultural critique present in the rest of the movie
Which of the following films by Stanley Kubrick is exemplary of the style he is known for?
Dr. Strangelove
Kubrick began working with Phillip K Dick after the success of Dr Strangelove to produce a film about the space race and man's expansion to the stars.
What technique did Kubrick use to transition the film from the past to the future?
A jump cut between two similar looking objects flying through cinematic space
HAL's action is presented in the film as proof that artificial intelligence, though menacing,was incapable of human error.
The middle class men of Mr Robinson's generation in The Graduate could best be described as?
What do Ben and Mrs. Robinson have in common?
both are alienated and bored by the foreclosed world they live in
Which is not a reasonable explanation for why Mrs. Robinson is attracted to Benjamin?
She does it to get back at her husband for his philandering
Which of the following themes does not belong to the cinema of the 1960s associated with the Hollywood Renaissance
The moralistic representation of sex and violence
Kubrick got his start working as a photographer, and was hired immediately by the Studios to work as a director due to his talent.
What does suburbia come to to symbolize in the Graduate?
kind of trap for ben and the dream of upward mobility for Ben's parents and friends
Ben's father is a wealthy entrepreneur who specializes in the sales of scuba equipment.
Which of the following techniques were not used to create the space scenes in 2001?
Green screen computer generated images
Where and with whom does Hitchcock make his signature cameo appearance in Rear Window?
He is in the musicians penthouse winding the clock
Rear Window was shot with an aspect ratio of 1.66:1, which was the wide screen format established by Paramount in 1953. What was the standard aspect ratio used in sound films until 1953?
In Rear Window, which of the following images was added in post-production:
the image of the helicopter spying down on the sunbathers
After testifying before the HUAC committee, Kazan was vilified by the left and embraced by the right because of his stance against the communists.
Method acting is best characterized as:
A theory of acting that asked actors to tap into their own affective memories in order to "experience" the emotions that they were trying to portray in a given scene.
In Rear Window, Hitchcock uses only diegetic sound that comes from the space of the courtyard and the time of the narrative.
Which of the following is an example of an extra-diegetic element in film?
the sound-track
In Rear Window, how did Jeff and detective Tom Doyle meet?
During the war, when Tom flew the plane and Jeff took the pictures.
In On the Waterfront, Karl Malden's character, Father Barry, is based on what historical figure?
John M. Corridan
What Hollywood studio first hired Elia Kazan?
Terry Malloy knew from the beginning of the film that in order to do the right thing he had to testify before the Crime Commission.
By the late 1940's, Elia Kazan was one of the most important American directors.
How did Jeff break his leg in Rear Window?
He got too close to the action at a car race
Fan sites are places where people can interact without the surveillance of sponsors or data collectors.
What was the song playing when Miss Lonelyheart is staging a dinner with an imaginary lover?
To see you is to love you
Which of the following was not involved in the production of On the Waterfront?
Rear Window was filmed on location in Greenwich Village.
In the Rear Window, how does Hitchcock use sound outside the window?
IT peaks Jeff's (and the camera's) curiosity and causesd him to look.
What was Father Barry's speech in the hold of the ship based upon?
It was based on Rev. John Corridan's speech which was reproduced in Malcom Johnson's book "Crime on the Waterfront."
Populism, as it is used in Frank Capra's films, is characterized by which of the following
a belief that all men are fundamentally equal
In Capra's populist films of the 1930s, he cast women opposite his heroes who represented traditional gender roles that respected the authority of the men and accepted their place as stay at home wives.
Which of the following describes the technique that D.W. Griffith used to move back and forth between the lavish banquet for the rich and the frozen portrait of the poor, waiting in line for a loaf of bread in "A Corner in Wheat?"
As in all of Chaplin's films, Modern Times ends with Chaplin leaving the society that he tried to join just as he entered it, hopeful and alone.
In Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Jeff Smith returns to which of the following locations to think?
the Lincoln Monument
The cognitive process whereby images that are shown in succession are synthesized in the mind of the viewer is known as?
The Lumiere Brothers made several "Actuality" films, which filmed things as they were without editing.
Why was Charlie Chaplin's character, the Little Tramp, so appealing to audiences of the time?
For the working class who saw the movies, the Tramp touched on universal themes, such as disdain for
the rich, resistance to authority and resentment of modern forms of labor
Modern Times was the last appearance of the little tramp. Why did Chaplin stop making movies with this character?
Which of the following is NOT associated with Georges Melies?
The narrative structure of Comedy is typically:
The aesthetic of the Lumiere brothers could best be described as realistic.
The Lumiere brothers film, "The Sprinkler Sprinkled," is an early example of what?
a narrative film
Which of the following is NOT one of the melodramatic techniques used by D.W. Griffith in his early films?
ending his films ambiguously with many possible interpretations
How, and to what effect, did Frank Capra use lighting at the Lincoln Monument in Mr. Smith Goes to W ashington?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Classic Hollywood Studio System?
In Chaplin's view, criminal behavior is always justifiable because private property is unnatural and the system that enforces the law is unjust.
Which of the following best characterizes Chaplin's view on the impact of mechanization on people and society?
Which of the following best characterizes Chaplin's view on the impact of mechanization on people and society?
What stock character in Greek Comedies corresponds well to Mike in The Philadelphia Story?
straight talker/agroikos
In Mr Smith Goes to Washington, what is Frank Capra trying to say about the potential for mass media to contribute to informed democracy?
It is possible for limited aspects of the truth to get out to citizens, but it is limited due to the influence of powerful interests.
Comedies deal with natural phenomena because there is nothing that anyone can do about it, so it is absurdly funny.
Which of the following best describes the purposes of the Farm Securities Administration photographers like Dorothea Lange and James Agee?
Darryl Zanuck's private investigators found that the Hooverville camps in Grapes of Wrath were created to look much worse than actual migrant camps looked.
Which of the following is not one of the main themes expressed in The Grapes of Wrath?
How is the marriage at the culmination of The Philadelphia Story different from those seen in classic comedies?
experience re-marriage
Which of the following statements about The Grapes of Wrath is not true?
Movies are good at showing how people behave, but not very good at teaching us about ethics.
Which of the following best symbolized New Deal politics in The Grapes of Wrath?
It showed the futility of New Deal solutions to the problems of the Great Depression
The Grapes of Wrath portrayed the migrant camps in what manner?
In The Philadelphia Story, Cukor seems to be arguing that American Democracy is strengthened by a kind of natural aristocracy whose members are both aware of their privilege and comfortable with their role as exemplary individuals whose lives, when made public, allow society to comprehend itself.
Zanuck's alternate ending for The Grapes of Wrath has been criticized for:
undercutting the political message of the book and the rest of the film
Which of the following does not represent the Studio Era of Classic Hollywood Cinema correctly?
All the Studios had a strong social commitment to making movies that reflected Depression era realities
Which character described Tracy as a "radiant queen?"
In The Grapes of Wrath, the Wheatpatch camp is portrayed as what kind of space?
The Roosevelt administration's New Deal policies and "alphabet initiatives" were instituted to help put people back to work and create demand for goods while building infrastructure.
A) True
During the Great Depression when close to 30% of people were unemployed and wages plunged for those who worked, the Hoover administration decided to rely on the private sector to pull the country out of economic crisis.
Katherine Hepburn played Tracy Lord against the character or persona she was well known for in her work.
Director of Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin
Producer of Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin
Cast of Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman
Plot Summary of Modern Times
Chaplin works on an assembly line as a factory worker. After getting released from a hospital for a mental breakdown he gets arrested wrongfully at a Communist rally. Once out of jail he meets a girl, Gamin. They connect and start a life together by living in a run down shack. Both being in trouble with the law, in the end they walk down a road at dawn with an uncertain but hopeful future
Director and Producer of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Frank Capra
Cast of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
Plot Summary of Mr. Smith goes to Washington
Jefferson Smith is selected to be a U.S Senator so he leaves for Washington D.C. In D.C he is put "under the wing" of Senator Paine. Smith was thought of as a "pushover" but it did not turn out that way. With the help of his secretary, Saunders, he attempts to pass a bill in his hometown to allow land for a Boys camp. But, the land he wants to give to the camp was already part of a dam building scheme that is supported by senator Paine. Jefferson, who is not willing to compromise on his bill is bullied by the higher ranking senators, including Paine. But in the end Paine confesses to the lies he had said about Smith and the corruption that had taken place.
Director of The Grapes of Wrath
John Ford
Producer of The Grapes of Wrath
Darryl Zanuck
Cast of The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda(as Tom Joad) , Jane Darwell (as Ma Joad), John Carradine (as Jim Casy)
plot summary of The Grapes of Wrath
Based in Oklahoma, a young boy, Tom, is searching for his family in a small town, only to see that all the farms had been forced to leave their farms in tough economic times. Tom then meets up with some family members and they all set out to find work in California. En Route to California they are told that the hope for jobs in California is not true. Once they get out west, they move from job to job and never really get the chance to settle down.
Director of A Philadelphia Story
George Cukor
Producer of A Philadelphia Story
Joseph A. Mankiewicz
Screenplay of A Philadelphia Story
Donald Stewart
plot summary of A Philadelphia Story
Tracy Lord is a wealthy and recently divorced woman who is looking for a new man. Tracy later finds herself torn between Dexter, George, and Mike. When Tracy has a wedding plan set, Mike volunteers to marry her, which she declines and then goes with the man she had always loved, Dexter
Cast of A Philadelphia Story
Cary Grant (as Dexter Haven), Katherine Hepburn (as Tracy Lord), James Stewart (as Mike Connor), John Howard (as George Kittredge)
Director of On the Waterfront
Elia Kazan
Producer of On the Waterfront
Sam Spiegel
Screenplay/Writer of On the Waterfront
Budd Schulberg
Cast of On the Waterfront
Marlon Brando(as Terry Malloy), Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle), Lee Cobb (as Johnny Friendly), Karl Malden (as Father Barry)
Plot Summary of On the Waterfront
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers as well as the mob that most of his companions are in, including Johnny Friendly
Director and Producer of Rear Window
Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay of Rear Window
John Michael Hayes
Cast of Rear Window
James Stewart (as Jeff Jefferies), Grace Kelly (as Lisa Fremont), Raymond Burr (as Lars Thorwald)
Plot Summary of Rear Window
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries is a prisoner of sorts in his own apartment sporting a hip cast from one of his adventures. He has little to do and spends much of the time observing his neighbors, including a newlywed couple, a middle-aged woman who lives alone and a ballerina who seems to attract men without much effort. He becomes particularly interested in one neighbor, Lars Thorwald, a traveling salesman whose invalid wife spends much of her time in bed. When he sees Thorwald make several trips out of his apartment on a particularly rainy night, he begins to wonder what may be going on. The disappearance of his wife makes him think he may have murdered her. Jeffries has few visitors, but the elegant and beautiful Lisa Fremont, who is madly in love with him, sees him daily and while she is at first skeptical, soon comes around to his way of thinking. In order to get proof however, it will be necessary for her to enter Thorwald's apartment.
Director of The Graduate
Mike Nichols
Producer of The Graduate
Joseph Levine and Lawrence Turman
Screenplay for The Graduate
Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
Cast of The Graduate
Anne Bancroft(as Mrs. Robinson), Dustin Hoffman(as Benjamin Braddock), Katherine Ross(as Elaine Robinson)
Plot Summary of The Graduate
Benjamin Braddock returns home to California after successfully completing college. He gets a hero's welcome from his parents but Ben isn't quite sure what to do with the rest of his life. He is soon seduced by Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's partner, who methodically pursues the inexperienced young man. Soon, they are meeting regularly in hotel rooms. Warned by her to stay away from her daughter Elaine, his father goads him into taking her out on a date. He finds he quite likes Elaine but when she learns he's been having an affair with her own mother, she'll have nothing to do with him. He's smitten however and pursues her.