Q1.) In Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (1925), what technique was used to stretch out the plot duration of the famous “Odessa Steps” sequence?
Q2.) Related to duration and setting is_________—the overall range, in time and place, of a movie’s story.
Q3.) Who is a character that opposes the protagonist and is usually considered the bad guy?
Q4.) _________ is the amount of time that the implied story in a film takes to occur.
--A4. STORY DURATION
Q5.) In Stagecoach (1939) John Ford establishes and reinforces ideological and emotional differences by alternating between ________.
--A5. SHOTS FROM AN OMNISCIENT POINTS OF VIEW AND SHOTS FROM EACH CHARACTER'S POINT OF VIEW
Q6.) A critical part of the challenge and enjoyment of interpreting a movie is figuring out characters’ _________.
Q7.) What do we call the part of a movie that is the time and place in which the story occurs?
Q8.) How is the radical plot order that Orson Welles used in Citizen Kane (1941) now regarded?
--A8. AS CONVENTIONAL
Q9.) Because it is less common than summary, the ________ is often used to highlight a plot event.
--A9. STRETCH RELATIONSHIP
Q10.) Why is the dialogue in foreign language films more often than not shown to English-speaking audiences with subtitles instead of with rerecorded voices?
Q11.) Who first outlined the fundamentals of narrative theory that exist even today?
Q12.) During the preproduction phase, the story is referred to as the _______ and may be an idea, outline, or completed script that the writer has “pitched” to the producer.
Q13.) Characters, another essential element of film narrative, play what kind of roles in terms of the plot?
Q14.) Who are professional screenwriters that are hired to review a screenplay and improve it?
--A14. SCRIPT DOCTORS
Q15.) During a story conference the treatment is transformed from an outline into a ________.
--A15. ROUGH-DRAFT SCREENPLAY
Q16.) Some movies leave extremely eccentric actions unmotivated, so that they will be understood as representing ________.
--A16. VERY DISTRIBUTED CHARACTERS
Q17.) What do we call the events in the story of Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca (1942) that involve Rick’s determination to help Victor Laszlo escape?
Q18.) The more movies we have seen, the better we are able to creatively anticipate ________.
--A18. THE MANY DIRECTIONS THAT A MOVIE MIGHT TAKE
Q.19) What word literally means telling a story?
Q20.) One of the social themes of John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939) is ________, a term used to explain that the territorial expansion of the United States was both inevitable and ordained by God.
--A20. MANIFEST DESTINY
Q21.) What do you call a director who is also the screenwriter?
--A21. AN AUTEUR
Q22.) What kind of narrations occurs when a character breaks the “fourth wall”?
Q23.) Because narrative is form, we need to look as closely at how movies tell their stories as we look at ________ within the stories.
--A23. WHAT HAPPENS
Q24.) Once the shooting script has been developed, what does the director, along with the other key members of the team, determine?
--A24. HOW TO SHOOT
Q25.) What is the term that describes a shot-by-shot breakdown that combines sketches or photographs of how each shot should look and contains written descriptions of the other elements?
Q26.) What film was ranked number one on the Writers Guild of America (West) list of the 101 greatest screenplays?
--A26. CASABLANA (1942)
Q27.) One of Ford’s persistent beliefs is that civilization occurs as a result of a genuine community built in the wilderness through ________ values.
--A27. HEROISM AND SHARED
Q28.) What lists the details of each shot and can thus be followed by the director and actors during filming?
--A28. SHOOTING SCRIPT
Q29.) At its simplest level, a movie’s ________ is the telling of its story.
Q30.) The process of the actor’s interpreting a character in a movie is known as_________.
Q31.) In ________, screen duration corresponds directly to plot duration.
Q32.) A critical part of the challenge and enjoyment of interpreting a movie is figuring out characters’ _________.
Q33.) What kind of narrations occurs when a character breaks the “fourth wall”?
Q34.) In Abel Gance’s masterpiece Napoleon (1927), Gance introduced which process that used three cameras and three synchronized projectors?
Q35.) In what year was the motion picture production code officially replaced by the rating system that remains in use today?
Q36.) What is one of the clearest and most powerful motivations in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)?
Q37.) Which term describes one-dimensional characters who possess very few discernable traits and whose motives and actions are generally predictable and known?
--A37. FLAT CHARACTERS
Q38.) In Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950), we see which innovative variation on the idea of plot order?
--A38. THE SAME STORY TOLD FROM FOUR DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW
Q39.) The plots of some movies—classical murder mysteries, for example—lead us to _____ sense of the story by the time they are done.
--A39. AN UNAMBIGUOUS
Q40.) As what are the experiences of a character or the circumstances of an event that supposedly occurred before the start of the movie’s narrative known?
Q41.) In Titanic (1997), the story of Rose Calvert’s diamond was part of the ________.
Q42.) Until the summer of what year did adherence to the motion picture production code remain fundamentally voluntary?
Q43.) In the Hollywood studio system, each writer was contractually bound to write a specific number of ________ each year.
Q44.) What term describes the group discussion and development of a treatment or synopsis?
--A44. STORY CONFERENCE
Q45.) The five parts of dramatic structure must happen in the following order:
--A45. EXPOSITION, RISING ACTION, CLIMAX, FALLING ACTION, AND DENOUMENT
Q46.) What do we call the elapsed time of those events within the story that the film explicatively presents?
--A46. PLOT DURATION
Q47.) In what year was the motion picture code adopted?
Q48.) ________ is often what the most profitable movies are all about.
--A48 TELLING THE STORY
Q49.) What term refers to the total world of the story in which the movie occurs?
Q50.) In regard to literary adaptations, authors whose books are adapted under a partnership agreement with a movie production company have ________ influence on choosing screenwriters and even actors.
Q51.) A(n) ________ is a movie devoted to conveying fictional or fictionalized stories.
Q52.) We can readily understand how visual narration works by studying ________.
--A52. SILENT MOVIES
Q53.) When James Cameron planned to make a movie about the sinking of the HMS Titanic, he had to contend with the fact that there were already _______ feature films on the subject as well as numerous television movies and documentaries.
Q54.) With what does Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000), like Noé’s Irreversible (2002), end?
--A54. THE STORY'S BEGINNING
Q55.) A ________ is a structure for presenting everything that we see and hear in a film.
Q56.) How many movies have been made from Shakespeare’s plays?
--A56. MORE THAN 250
Q57.) In what order does the plot of Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible (2002) unfold?
Q58.) What is the term for the central figure of a story who is often referred to as the hero, although he or she may not necessarily be a hero?