Week 4 ARTH 1130: INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES (S10)
1. What is the difference between narration and narrator?
The primary source of a movies narration is the camera, which narrates the story by showing us the
events of the narrative on-screen. When the w
ARTH 1130 INTRODUCTION TO FILM
What do you think of when you hear the word movie? Has your perception changed since
reading this chapter? In what ways?
I used to think of movies as POPCORN TIME! After reading this chapter, Ive found that
CHAPTER 8 QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
What is a shot? What is a cut? How are they related?
A shot is one uninterrupted run of the camera. A cut happens when one shot instantly replaces the
other. Cuts are so widely used that feature movies normally count thou
What are the four related ways we can define the term narrative?
1. factual film
2. instructional film
3. persuasive film
4. propaganda film
What are the main differences among the three basic types of movies?
CHAPTER 10 QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
What is meant by the term film history? Why is a knowledge of it invaluable in looking at movies and
What are the four traditional approaches to film history? What are the specific concerns of each?
CHAPTER 7 QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
How is movie acting today different from movie acting from the 1930s through the 1960s?
The people on the screen in the very first movies were not actors but ordinary people, playing
themselves. Acting was a matter of trying
Chapter 9 - Sound
1. What is sound design? What are the responsibilities of the sound designer?
Sound design is a state-of-the-art concept, pioneered by director Francis Ford Coppola and film editor
Walter Murch, combining the crafts of editing and mixing
CHAPTER 6 QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
Write out your answers to the questions below and then submit them as determined by your
1. Describe the differences between a shot, a setup, and a take.
Take - An indication of the number of times a particular s
Week 5 Mise-en-Scene
What is the literal meaning of the phrase mise-en-scne? What do we mean by this phrase more
generally when we discuss movies?
Staging or putting on an action or scene, sometimes called staging.
What are the two major visual components
ARTH 1130: INTRODUCTION TO FILM
How and why do we differentiate between form and content in a movie, and why are they
relevant to one another?
What expectations of film form can filmmakers exploit to shape an audiences experience?