1 C292: Introduction to Film Study Questions for Film Art , Chapter 1 1.How is cinema an art? 2.What is critical flicker fusion? What is apparent motion? How do they contribute to the illusion of the movies? 3.What do we mean by the Hollywood style? 4.What do we mean when we talk about the studio mode of production? 5.What are the phases of the movie business? What is involved in each phase? 6.What are the phases of production? What principle people are involved in each phase, and what are their roles? 7.Look up the definition of “frame.” Explain the difference between a frame and a shot. 8.What is dubbing? 9.Why might filmmakers want to work outside of the Hollywood system? 10. What are the implications of different modes of production? 1.What do we mean by film form? 2.What are the five principles of film form? How do they work together? 3.How does form work to create meaning in a film? 4.How do patterns in a film help us understand a film’s meaning? 5.How can we use form to evaluate a film? 6. Explain motif. Study Questions for Film Art , Chapter 3 1. Briefly define narrative.
2 2. What are the elements of classical narrative structure? 3. What are the characteristics of classical Hollywood narrative films? 4. What is the difference between plot and story? 5. What do we call the portion of the plot that sets out the story events and introduces the characters?
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