Film Guide 3: This Film Is Not Yet Rated
1. Is this documentary factual, instructional, persuasive, or propaganda? Does it blend some
of these approaches? What elements of form and content lead you to this conclusion?
In this documentary
What is editing?
The basic creative force of filmmaking is the process of selecting, arranging, and
assembling the essential components of a movie visual, sound, and special effects- to
tell a story in a unique ways.
Cutting In the proc
Film Guide 4: The Godfather
1. What does Coppola accomplish in the first act of the Godfather? How is Don Corleone
characterized? How are we, as viewers, intended to react to him?
In the first act of the Godfather, Coppola is able to acco
Film Guide 6: Citizen Kane
1. Consider the uses of shots other than the medium shot. What role do these shots play in the
film? (2 points)
In film, the most commonly used shots in a movie other than medium shot are extreme long
Film Guide 7: True Grit
1. Review the section on open and closed framing (pp. 204-8, esp. 207). Describe one
conspicuous example of an open frame shot and one conspicuous example of a closed
frame shot in True Grit. How does each reflect
Chapter 4: Elements of Narrative
What is Narrative?
Narration is the act of telling the story
Narrator is who/what tells the story (it delivers the narration that conveys the
A narrative is a story
Narrative movies are fiction films, as oppos
What is Acting?
Experienced actors knows that the essential relationship is between them and
the camera and not the director or even the audience.
It is an art, on which an actor uses imagination, intelligence, psychology, memory,
WHAT IS FILM HISTORY?
Over 100 years old. Film history traces the development of moving images from early
experiments with image reproduction and photography through the invention of the movies in
the early 1890s and subsequent styli