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Quiz 1 - 1 Describe 4 “antecedents” to film theory&...

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COMM 250, sec. 1 Penn State Greater Allegheny Dr. Clifford Manlove, Course Instructor Quiz 1 ; 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.
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Describe 4 “antecedents” to film theory & cinema according to Stam. 2. Describe 3 questions arising from “silent film theory” that Stam argues will be “perennially” important to most film theories over time. 3. What historical event/activity is coincident with the invention of film; how does this influence film & film theory? 4. What are the interests of “Soviet-montage” approaches to theory of film? How might this be related to politics? 5. Describe 4 things about Merian C. Cooper's biography that made King Kong possible....
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