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Film
Definition
A thin sheet or strip of flexible material, such as a cellulose derivative or a thermoplastic resin, coated with a photosensitive emulsion and used to make photographic negatives or transparencies
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Motion Picture/Movie
Definition
A series of pictures projected on a screen in rapid succession with objects shown in successive positions slightly changed so as to produce the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects move
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Theme
Definition
A unifing or dominant idea or motif.

A specific and distinctive quality, characteristic or concern.
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Focus
Definition
speaks to which particular thematic elements are most strongly and consistently utilized to convey theme in a particular film.
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Color
Definition
The quality of an object or substance with respect to the light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflect light.
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Focus
Definition
Characterization is a Term most readily assicoiated with
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What Dreams May Come?
Definition
An example of "painterly" use of color in mise-en-scene presented to you was:
Term
Theme
Definition
The ideas explored as a film unfolds speaks specifically to a film's:
Term
Indirect-Subjective
Definition
This cinematic point-of-view brings the viewer very close to the action in an effort to intensify an emotional reaction, convey intimacy or secrecy and/or draw attention to a particular activity:
Term
Red
Definition
Repeated use of This color in costuming suggests a character's affiliation with criminal power in Dick Tracy:
Term
Dick Tracy
Definition
This film utilizes color in such a way as to suggest newsprint comic art:
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Extreme Close-Up
Definition
With regard to camera distance and framing, this shot singles out a portion of the face or isolates and magnifies a small object:
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Mise-en-Scene and perspective
Definition
Cinematography is primarily concerned with:
Term
Fast-Forward
Definition
Use of this technique during a party scene in Requiem for a Dream suggests the passage of a significant amount of idle time:
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Telephoto
Definition
This lens squashes planes, as with a telescope or binoculars, making distant objects appear as if they are all on the same plane, close together:
Term
Subjective
Definition
This camera perspective reinforces a sense of immediacy and emotional intensity by providing the viewer with a character;s particular point-of-view.
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Ricciotto Canudo
Definition
The cinematograph brings…the spectacle of distant, enjoyable, moving or instructive things: it spreads culture and stimulates everywhere the eternal desire for the representation of life in its totality” is attributed to:
Term
Sin City
Definition
Post-Production color processing renders this film black and white, but retains or adds color for select objects:
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Reverse Motion
Definition
The opening scene of Memento depicts a Polaroid photograph "Undeveloping" or going from a sharp, clear photographic image to a blank Polaroid film in a matter of seconds, which employs this technique:
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Subjective
Definition
The cinematic perspective that provides "the visual viewpoint and emotional intensity felt by a character participating in the action," and reinforces the viewer's sense of the character's experience from that character's viewpoint is_____________ perspective.
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Dick Tracy
Definition
The palette in this film is limited to seven colors, but primarily utilizes red, green, blue and yellow, and all in consistent shades/saturation throughout the film:
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Key
Definition
A primary source of light, which provides the dominant source of light for the scene is called:
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Fast-Forward
Definition
Speed of motion that employs blurring traffic, "Super-Hero" speed/power, comical speed of activities and passage of time are characteristic of:
Term
Drug use
Definition
In Requiem for a Dream, extreme close-up of inanimate objects are repeatedly utilized to suggest:
Term
Genre
Definition
Romance, horror, drama, action-adventure, and detective are classifications associated with the term:
Term
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Definition
One film that demonstrates a particular and pronounced use of canted angles and subjective perspective is:
Term
Medium
Definition
Parallel lines recede to vanishing points in much the same way the line of horizon does with the eye using this lens:
Term
High-Speed
Definition
Speed of motion that shows a bullet or arrow traveling, shattering glass, or a water droplet falling and splashing is referred to as:
Term
Traffic
Definition
Post-Production color correction renders in this film distinct color overlays that distinguish setting, character and story line:
Term
Time Lapse
Definition
Speed of motion that shows the setting sun, the blooming of a flower, the shifting of constellations in the night sky, and thus suggests passage of time is referred to as:
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Definition
One film that demonstrates a particular and pronounced used of canted angles and subjective perspective is:
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Theme
Definition
Coming of Age is a term most readily associated with:
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The sixth and seventh art
Definition
According to Canudo, film combines the disciplines of painting, architecture, music, poetry, sculpture and dance, consequently, he defined film as:
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High Key
Definition
Lighting that utilizes fill light and backlight to create low contrast between bright and dark areas, and render shadowy areas visible, and whose overall design is a soft, highly lit scene used for day AND night scenes is called:
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Fill
Definition
Light that softens or eliminates shadows cast be primary light is called:
Term
O, Brother, Where Art Thou?
Definition
Post-Production color correction renders this film entirely in a sepia tone to suggest the look of an "old, hand-tinted picture" consistent with the film's implied time period:
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Color
Definition
This formal element of cinematography can be used to convey theme, create mood, establish or underscore characterization, distinguish setting and story lines, and can function as a symbolic element:
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Extreme long Shot
Definition
In this shot, the background or broad scenery dominates, and the human figure is lost or tiny:
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Focus
Definition
This term speaks to which particular thematic elements are most strongly and consistently utilized to convey theme in a particular film:
Term
Slow-motion
Definition
Speed of motion that suggest fantasy/dream sequence, emphasis of power or gesture, rendering of detail, or to dwell on an intense moment/event is typically referred to as:
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Wide-angle
Definition
This lens exaggerates depth because distance between foreground and background seem greater and distorts lines near the edges of the frame:
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Media Determinism
Definition
Movies are “…metaphors through which we conceptualize reality in one way or another. They will classify the world for us, sequence it, frame it, enlarge it, reduce it, argue a case for what it is like. Through these media metaphors, we do not see the world as it is. We see it as our coding systems are. Such is the power of the form…”
Term
Ramping
Definition
A digital post-production process that creates the effect variable shooting speeds by shifting speed of movement smoothly and rapidly is known as:
Term
Memory Loss
Definition
Reverse motion is utilized in memento to suggest this defining characteristic of the main character:
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Red-Green, Blue Yellow and black-white
Definition
In the brain, color is processed via one of three existing transmission processes or channels. These are:
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Aspect Ratio
Definition
The ratio of frame width to frame height is known as:
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Depth of Field of Focus
Definition
The cinematographer's use of the camera lens, and what, in the frame of his/her shot, is sharply in focus, what is not, and how that focus changes through the duration of a scene is referred to as:
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Indirect-Subjective
Definition
In A Perfect World, this is perspective is frequently utilized to imply the close relationship developing between the escaped convict and the boy, and because much of the drama unfolds inside a vehicle:
Term
Edward Scissorhands
Definition
The use of color in this film's mise-en-scene is ironic, in that the pastel palette and contrasting gothic darkness create false character expectations:
Term
Mexico
Definition
In Traffic, a yellow wash on narrative sequences imply the action is taking place in:
Term
Genre
Definition
Western is a term most readily associated with:
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Objective
Definition
This cinematic point-of-view is sometimes referred to as a "window" effect, in that it does not comment on or interpret action unfolding before it:
Term
Zoom
Definition
This lens permits continuing variance of focal length during a single shot and allows for a fixed; not necessary to move camera forward or backward to change focal length:
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Low-Key
Definition
Lighting that creates high contrast between bright and dark areas and in which fill and backlight are far less intense, rendering darker shadows is called:
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Medium
Definition
This lens is used to ensure minimal perspective distortion:
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The Wizard of Oz
Definition
This film utilizes both black and white sepia-tinted sequences, as well as three-strip Technicolor sequence to convey distinct differences in setting:
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Memory Loss
Definition
Reverse motion is utilized in Memento to suggest this defining characteristic of the main character:
Term
Red-green, blue-yellow and black-white
Definition
In the brain, color is processed via one of three existing transmission processes or channels. These are:
Term
aspect ratio
Definition
The ratio of frame width to frame height is known as:
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Depth of field of Focus
Definition
The cinematographer’s use of the camera lens, and what, in the frame of his/her shot, is sharply in focus, what is not, and how that focus changes through the duration of a scene is referred to as:
Term
Indirect-Subjective
Definition
In A Perfect World, this perspective is frequently utilized to imply the close relationship developing between the escaped convict and the boy, and because much of the drama unfolds inside a vehicle:
Term
Edward ScissorHands
Definition
The use of color in this film’s mise-en-scene is ironic, in that the pastel palette and contrasting gothic darkness create false character expectations:
Term
Mexico
Definition
In Traffic, a yellow wash on narrative sequences imply the action is taking place in:
Term
Theme
Definition
In A History of Violence, the initial and abrupt contrast shown between a double murder that occurs in a motel office, and a family consoling a child waking up from a nightmare about monsters provides an early indication of:
Term
Genre
Definition
Western is a term most readily associated with:
Term
Objective
Definition
This cinematic point-of-view is sometimes referred to as a “window” effect, in that it does not comment on or interpret action unfolding before it:
Term
Zoom
Definition
This lens permits continuing variance of focal length during a single shot and allows for a fixed camera; not necessary to move camera forward or backward to change focal length:
Term
Low-Key
Definition
Lighting that creates high contrast between bright and dark areas and in which fill and backlight are far less intense, rendering darker shadows is called:
Term
Writing the founding text to defend film as an art form
Definition
Ricciotto Canudo is widely credited for:
Term
Medium
Definition
This lens is used to ensure minimal perspective distortion:
Term
The Wizard of Oz
Definition
This film utilizes both black and white sepia-tinted sequences, as well as three-strip Technicolor sequences to convey distinct differences in setting:
Term
continues to grow, despite the growing home viewing audience
Definition
Attendance at movie theaters
Term
painting and photography
Definition
Film shares the ability to exploit the subtle interplay of light and shadow with which art form(s)?
Term
poetry
Definition
Film shares with which art form(s) in particular the ability to verbally communicate through imagery, metaphor and symbol?
Term
becoming totally immersed in the experience while maintaining critical detachment.
Definition
Which of the following is the most challenging aspect of film analysis?
Term
it possesses qualities of free and constant motion that convey an overwhelming sense of reality.
Definition
Film is considered unique as an art form because
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helps movies communicate directly to their audiences.
Definition
The use of concrete images and sounds in film
Term
can help viewers become "cineliterate" by allowing them to replay any part of the movie for further scrutiny and enjoyment
Definition
. Watching a movie on videotape or disc
Term
as a vapid, colorless medium devoid of intelligence.
Definition
How does Aldous Huxley's classic novel Brave New World depict the film experience of the future?
Term
sound
Definition
Television viewing of films has generally compromised what aspect of film viewing the most?
Term
reach more definite conclusions about the film's meaning and value.
Definition
Film analysis should help the viewer
Term
can range from the lyric to the epic.
Definition
A film's mood and treatment
Term
the existence of a unified and rationally structured artistic whole.
Definition
As a mode of criticism, film analysis presupposes
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can range from the purely objective to the intensely subjective.
Definition
Point of view in a film
Term
have an intuitive grasp of its overall meaning.
Definition
If a film is effective, a viewer should
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communicate effectively as purely intuitive, subjective or sensual experiences.
Definition
Many experimental, underground, or unstructured films
Term
can be enhanced by understanding how the various elements of a movie function interrelationally.
Definition
A love of or intense appreciation of the film medium
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the sharpening of the viewer's critical judgments.
Definition
One benefit of learning how to analyze films involves
Term
breaking up the whole movie to discover the nature, proportion, function and interrelationship of each of its important parts.
Definition
Analysis of film generally means
Term
sex and violence.
Definition
The two ingredients most likely to cause "over response" reactions to a film are
Term
focus on plot
Definition
Which of the following tends to be the filmmaker focus for a film that is exciting and fast paced, and in which the final outcome is all-important?
Term
focus on emotional effect or mood
Definition
Most horror films and romantic tone poems have which primary focus?
Term
focus on character
Definition
Films that concentrate on the total personality of a unique individual tend to exhibit which of the following?
Term
style or texture
Definition
A unique "look," "feel," rhythm, atmosphere, or organization in a film suggests a filmmaker focus on
Term
focus on ideas: moral implications
Definition
Which of the following describes a film that stresses the wisdom of a certain principle or type of behavior?
Term
focus on ideas: human nature
Definition
Which of the following would apply to a film that centers on universal or representative characters with significance beyond themselves?
Term
focus on ideas: complexity of human relationships
Definition
Which of the following would apply to a film that centers on the problems, frustrations, pleasures, and joys of love, friendship, marriage, divorce, family interactions, sexuality, and so on?
Term
central idea about the struggle for human dignity
Definition
The struggles of boxers are often the focus of films with what kind of theme category?
Term
motifs
Definition
Images, patterns, or ideas that are repeated throughout a film and are variations or aspects of the major theme are referred to as
Term
the sum total of all the film elements
Definition
The theme or focus of a well-made, structured film will be revealed in
Term
provides a balanced combination of two emotions in which it is difficult to tell which is dominant.
Definition
Ang Lee's film Taking Woodstock is an example of a film that
Term
were considered powerful or relevant at the time of their original release but appear dated today.
Definition
Movies that are limited thematically to a specific time or place
Term
the plot is significant primarily because it helps us understand the character being developed.
Definition
When character serves as the focus or theme for a film,
Term
rare in the contemporary era.
Definition
Films that are structured around a strong moral statement are
Term
central concern or focus that unifies the film
Definition
When applied to film, the term theme means the
Term
deals with a unique individual instead of universal types.
Definition
The difference between a character theme and a "human nature" theme is that the character theme
Term
a moral or philosophical riddle
Definition
Communication primarily through symbols or images occurs in a movie that focuses on
Term
the vices and follies of specific traditions, systems, and institutions are dramatized--sometimes satirically, sometimes seriously.
Definition
In a film that thematically focuses on social problems,
Term
the emphasis remains on fast-paced action or twists and turns in the storyline to allow the audience temporary escape from real life.
Definition
In a film that focuses almost exclusively on plot,
Term
the major appeal lies in the qualities that set the protagonist apart from ordinary people.
Definition
In a film that focuses on a single unique character,
Term
show human activity in a small area as representative of the human condition in the world as a whole.
Definition
The symbolic setting known as "microcosm" is used to
Term
film set in some previous time in history.
Definition
A period piece refers to a
Term
as reflection of character.
Definition
The descriptions of the Usher house in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" is an example of setting
Term
also create a world outside, often using scenic backings that have been photographed.
Definition
When designing interior sets that have windows, the production designer will
Term
exaggerating his size and dominance
Definition
To what effect is the low-angle shot of the British naval officer used at the end of the 1953 film Lord of the Flies?
Term
dwarfing of the subject and diminishing its importance
Definition
Which of the following takes place in a high-angle shot?
Term
indication of the subject's love for another character
Definition
. What is achieved by soft focus in the film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?
Term
approximates the human eye's ability to see a deep range of objects in clear focus.
Definition
Deep focus
Term
involves moving the camera's "line of sight" in a horizontal plane, left or right.
Definition
involves moving the camera's "line of sight" in a horizontal plane, left or right.
Term
approximates the vertical movement of an audience member's head and eyes.
Definition
Tilting
Term
we are consciously aware that the director wants us to view the action in some unusual way.
Definition
With the director's interpretive point of view,
Term
unusual subjective states such as dreams, fantasies or intoxication
Definition
For what is the fish-eye lens often used?
Term
a heightened sense of reality through a subjective viewpoint.
Definition
The handheld camera is most often used for
Term
compresses or shortens the distance between objects in the foreground and background.
Definition
A telephoto lens
Term
as a welcome attempt to expand the narrow boundaries of feature animation
Definition
How did critic Richard Corliss describe the animated film The Prince of Egypt?
Term
quality of continuous motion
Definition
The first and most essential property of the cinematic film is its
Term
rack focus.
Definition
When the camera lens shifts focus in one continuous shot to objects in different planes of depth one after another, this is called
Term
frames per second.
Definition
The rate at which film runs through a movie camera or projector is
Term
vertical lines.
Definition
According to standard principles of visual composition, feelings of strength, authority, and dignity are suggested by
Term
an area of the screen with no interesting visual information
Definition
Dead screen refers to which of the following?
Term
films in which the special effects visuals overwhelm the story and characters.
Definition
The text offers the films Blade Runner, The Thing, and Bram Stoker's Dracula as examples of
Term
looking through a window.
Definition
The fixed camera frame approximates the effect of
Term
the zoom lens
Definition
A type of lens that keeps an image in constant focus while appearing to glide toward or away from the subject without any camera movement is called
Term
audiences' visual conditioning by TV commercials to follow quick cuts without confusion
Definition
Why do most modern filmmakers not make use of the traditional transition devices such as wipes, dissolves, and fades?
Term
the frequency of editorial cuts and the duration of shots.
Definition
The most dominant tempo or compelling rhythm of the film results from
Term
mark the end of a powerful dramatic sequence.
Definition
The most common use of the freeze frame is to
Term
an inside/out editing pattern
Definition
When a scene begins with a close-up detail shot and then, in a series of unrelated shots, backs off from the detail to show its relationship to a larger visual setting, the editor is using
Term
of near equal importance to the role of the director.
Definition
The role of the editor in constructing the finished film is
Term
the audience shouldn't be able to notice its role or pay special attention to it, if the editors do their job properly.
Definition
When filmmakers or critics say that editing is "invisible," they are claiming that
Term
a form cut
Definition
When the shape of an object is matched to a similarly shaped object in the next shot. This type of editing device is known as
Term
Dailies give the director and cinematographer the chance to throw out bad shots before the mass of filmed scenes goes to the editor.
Definition
Which of the following is an accurate description of the effect of dailies on an editor's work?
Term
ironic montage.
Definition
The climax of The Godfather, juxtaposing shots of the church ceremony in which Al Pacino's character is taking part as the godfather at his infant nephew's baptism with shots of brutal violence taking place at the same time ordered by him to consolidate his power as a godfather in the Mafia, is a powerful modern example of
Term
flash cuts.
Definition
Which of the following might be used by the editor to suggest the entire eight-hour shift of a factory worker in just a minute or two?
Term
by not showing a portion of the action
Definition
How does a jump cut speed up action?
Term
the linking of a series of scenes together to form much of the film's dramatic structure
Definition
Which of the following describes a sequence?
Term
montage
Definition
The great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein advanced influential theories of which of the following?
Term
A piece of bone flung into the air dissolves into a similarly shaped orbiting object in the following sequence in the film 2001.
Definition
Which of the following would be considered a form cut?
Term
creating the impression that actions in different locations are happening simultaneously
Definition
Which of the following is the goal of crosscutting?
Term
to create a sharp contrast with normal motion
Definition
To what purpose is slow motion used in the scene in Chariots of Fire where the Olympic runners are pictured in slow motion as they walk into the stadium to prepare for their event?
Term
to create a plot suspense based on linkage between two freeze frames
Definition
To what effect does Woody Allen use the freeze frame in his film Match Point?
Term
within the camera lens
Definition
Mise-en-scene focuses on the creative process that occurs essentially
Term
the color of an object as it appears in the context of its natural environment, which usually renders it complex and constantly changing.
Definition
Atmospheric color is
Term
Gotham City.
Definition
In the film Batman, production designer Anton Furst used film-noir lighting and extreme use of color to make _______the single most powerful character in the film.
Term
color desaturation
Definition
How did director Franco Zeffirelli use color to capture the mood of Hamlet and the coldness and starkness of medieval Denmark?
Term
a color of maximum intensity, as unadulterated and pure as it can ever be.
Definition
Saturated color is
Term
the proportion of light or dark in a color.
Definition
Value refers to which of the following?
Term
creating the illusion of three-dimensionality
Definition
Advancing colors are particularly well-suited to
Term
analogous harmonies
Definition
Which of the following are color schemes created by employing colors adjacent to one another on the color wheel, such as red, red-orange, and orange?
Term
transition between two separate worlds.
Definition
For what purpose are changes between the use of black-and-white and color used in the film The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey?
Term
that it will be a realistic film and the material will not be treated sensationally.
Definition
What does Martin Scorsese seem to convey with his use of black and white behind the opening titles of his film Raging Bull?
Term
red
Definition
According to researchers, the color that seems to attract attention better than any other is
Term
was very expensive and did not reproduce flesh tones accurately.
Definition
Technicolor's early use of color film
Term
surrealistic.
Definition
Which of the following best describes the use of color during the prolonged slaughter sequence at the end of Taxi Driver?
Term
colors directly opposite one another on the color wheel, such as red and green.
Definition
Complementary harmonies result from
Term
colors are manipulated to make us experience the inner reality of a character.
Definition
Colors can be said to be used expressionistically when
Term
modern anomalies, because they are filmed in black and white.
Definition
The text offers the two films The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), by the Coen brothers, and George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck as examples of what?
Term
Studio heads feared it would turn off the audience and so released the film without the golden effect.
Definition
Which of the following is true of John Huston's experimental golden hue in the film Reflections in a Golden Eye?
Term
s so appealing to the eye that it distracts attention away from the subtle drama.
Definition
The text makes the argument that the use of the color red in Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers
Term
are used expressionistically to reflect the inner reality of the main character.
Definition
n Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert, the garish colors of factory vats, pipelines, slag heaps, poisonous yellow smoke, and other parts of the setting
Term
add sound effects during post production.
Definition
The job of a Foley artist is to
Term
layering as many as fifty different sounds, including abstract sounds like those of a jet airplane taking off.
Definition
The fight-scene sound effects in Raging Bull were devised by
Term
for a shower scene, using a sound that was much more like sizzling steam
Definition
Which of the following was one of the ways in which Skip Lievsay used sound to raise the temperature of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing?
Term
through the use of a dead screen
Definition
How does Orson Welles amplify the effect of the opera performance in his film Citizen Kane?
Term
making us feel the pain of the bank robbers more viscerally as they are shot.
Definition
The use of slow motion sound at the end of the film The Long Riders has the effect of
Term
demonstrate Terry's internal fear at confusing the truth to Edie.
Definition
When Terry hurries down the hill to meet Edie in On the Waterfront, the rhythmic hammering of a pile driver serves to
Term
was first used in the 1953 Cinemascope production of The Robe.
Definition
In the development of "three-dimensionality" in theatrical sound for movies, a four-track system
Term
as independent images.
Definition
Sound effects achieve their most original and effective results
Term
sounds that would naturally and realistically emanate from the images seen on screen.
Definition
Visible sounds, in a movie sound track, refers to
Term
the narrator continually comments on not only the events of the story, but also the elements of filmmaking used to dramatize them.
Definition
Voice-over narration is considered postmodern when
Term
7.1 surround sound
Definition
The film Toy Story 3 pioneered the use of
Term
the complete absence of sound in a film scene.
Definition
Dead track refers to
Term
it conveyed a sense of three-dimensionality without the benefit of the multiple sound tracks and speakers required for true stereo.
Definition
Citizen Kane is generally considered to be the first modern sound film because
Term
is postmodern in the sense that it comments on the structure of the filmmaking process itself.
Definition
The voice-over narration in Days of Heaven
Term
can be just as significant as visual images because the audience has to imagine rater than see whatever is being suggested through the sound effects.
Definition
nvisible sounds
Term
It can be delivered at a much more rapid pace than stage dialogue.
Definition
Which of the following is true of film dialogue?
Term
sounds natural to the scene's environment.
Definition
Ambient sounds refer to
Term
serving as an aural bridge between scenes or sequences through the use of similar or identical sounds in both sequences
Definition
What is the purpose of a sound link?
Term
sound itself is an important plot device.
Definition
Brian De Palma's Blow Out and Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation are similar in that
Term
judges a film in terms of how it relates to a body of "formula" films.
Definition
The genre approach
Term
focuses on the special skills, style, techniques, and philosophy of the director.
Definition
The auteur approach
Term
focuses on the performances of major stars or film personalities.
Definition
The actor showcase approach
Term
examines films from socioeconomic perspectives
Definition
The Marxist approach
Term
the film is judged in relation to the director's entire canon.
Definition
In auteur analysis,
Term
a composite approach that incorporates elements of other approaches.
Definition
The eclectic approach to analyzing films is
Term
be constantly changing and growing as we experience new types of films.
Definition
Our personal guidelines for analyzing films should
Term
bring about a better understanding or a keener appreciation of a film.
Definition
The key function of a reviewer is to
Term
"film as an emotional or sensual experience" approach.
Definition
The approach to film that shows a strong anti-intellectual bias is the
Term
They tend to reinforce the values and myths sacred to the mass audience for which they were made.
Definition
Which of the following is true of genre films?
Term
want no message in their films.
Definition
The emotional or sensual approach is favored by those who
Term
judges a film in terms of its significance or meaning beyond the context of the film itself.
Definition
The humanistic approach
Term
defining general principles.
Definition
In the introduction to his collected reviews, On Movies, film critic Dwight Macdonald discusses the difficulty of
Term
They tend to be inflexible.
Definition
What is the basic problem with ground rules for watching, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating films?
Term
humanistic
Definition
Critic Vincent Canby describes the difficulty of applying which critical approach to the films of Alfred Hitchcock?
Term
Theme
Definition
The first step in analysis should be to get a fairly clear idea of the film's
Term
Given the film's level of ambition, how well does the film succeed in what it tries to do?
Definition
Which of the following would be the overall question to consider in an objective analysis of a film?