Quiz 4 - King Kong (33) and why? 2. What distinguishes the...

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COMM 250, sec. 1 Penn State Greater Allegheny Dr. Clifford Manlove, Course Instructor Quiz 4 ; Spring, 2008 Directions: You have 30 minutes to handwrite answers to each of the questions below. It will be necessary to use the back of this page, or your own notebook paper, to write complete answers. Each question is worth 10 points, for a total of 50 points (see syllabus for full policies). Answer each question as concisely and thoroughly as possible in no more than 4-6 complete sentences . Use at least 1-2 specific examples from the text in question in each answer. NOTE: You would be well advised to not use the same material for more than one answer. 1. Distinguish 2 types of modernism--which is most relevant to
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Unformatted text preview: King Kong (33) and why? 2. What distinguishes the Frankfurt School from other approaches; how is it innovative; describe its two major positions on "mass culture." 3. Define structuralism--distinguish it from other theories (which influenced it?). 4. How does study of genre advance from the more negative Frankfurt School view of genre? 5. Describe 3 ways in which Dino De Laurentiiss biography lends itself to re-making King Kong ; what made 76 the perfect moment to re-make Kong ? OR Why does Stam compare auteurism to a cult; how do American critics revise the French approach?...
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