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4. Why does the author mention Japanese benshi and original musical compositions ? ○To suggest that audiences preferred other forms of entertainment to film before the transition to sound inthe1920's
○To provide examples of some of the first sounds that were recorded for film.
○To indicate some ways in which sound accompanied film before the innovation of sound films in the late 1920s ○To show how the use of sound in films changed during different historical periods
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5. Paragraph 2 suggests which of the following about Eisenstein’s film The Battleship Potemkirf? ○The film was not accompanied by sound before its Berlin screening.
○The film was unpopular in the Soviet Union before it was screened in Berlin.
○Eisenstein’s film was the first instance of collaboration between a director and a composer.
○Eisenstein believed that the musical score in a film was as important as dialogue.
Paragraph 3 在 Beyond that, the triumph of recorded sound has overshadowed the rich diversity of technological and aesthetic experiments with the visual image that were going forward simultaneously in the 1920s. New color processes, larger or differently shaped screen sizes, multiplescreen projections, even television, were among the developments invented or tried out during the period, sometimes with startling success. The high costs of converting to sound and the early limitations of sound technology were among the factors that suppressed innovations or retarded advancement in these other areas. The introduction of new screen formats was put off for a quarter century, and color, though utilized over the next two decades for special productions, also did not become a norm until the 1950s.
6. The word overshadowed in the passage is closest in meaning to ○distracted from
7. According to paragraph 3, which of the following is NOT true of the technological and aesthetic experiments of the 1920's? ○Because the costs of introducing recorded sound were low, it was the only innovation that was put to use inthe1920's. ○The introduction of recorded sound prevented the development of other technological innovations in the 1920's ○The new technological and aesthetic developments of the 1920s included the use of color, new screen formats, and television. ○Many of the innovations developed in the 1920s were not widely introduced until as late as the 1950's.
Paragraph 4在Though it may be difficult to imagine from a later perspective, a strain of critical opinion in the 1920 s predicted that sound film would be a technical novelty that would soon fade from sight, just as had many previous attempts, dating well back before the First World War, to link images with recorded sound. These critics were making a common assumption—th...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2013 for the course LANGUAGE 13DL208 taught by Professor Wang during the Fall '13 term at East China Normal University.
- Fall '13