Final Exam Review
Commuication Arts 350
The exam will take place on the last day of lecture:
Wednesday, May 7, 1:20 pm, 4070
Please bring a pencil to the exam.
The exam will contain 50 multiple choice questions.
To prepare for the exam, you should review your notes on the lectures and clips, film
screenings, sections, and reading.
Be able to describe, in very basic terms, the style and form of each of the following films.
You should be able, for example, to identify the visual motifs of the films and how (and
whether) it uses “found” footage.
(Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, 1924, 10 min.)
(Bruce Conner, 1958, 12 min.) –
found footage, associational form
Passage à l’acte
(Martin Arnold, 1992, 12 min.) –
found footage (recut of To Kill a
(Naomi Uman, 1999, 8 min.)
what is it?
Be able to characterize avant-garde film’s mode of practice (i.e.
exhibition, and reception) –
different expectations of the viewer
The differences between Hollywood and Avant-garde "modes"
importance of art historical context for avant-garde film (Cubism, Surrealism, etc.)
What are the different types?
(poetic, participatory, etc.)
(Pare Lorentz, 1937) –
(Frederick Wiseman,1968) -
Stairway to Heaven
(Errol Morris, First Person Bravo TV Series, 1998)