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FALL SEMESTER 2010

QUIZ 5 - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q1.) Every director of a new film within a genre understands the pressure to make the mise-en-scène of that film __________ the viewer’s expectations of that genre?

--A1. CORRESPOND TO

Q2.) Which frame do directors use when their stories concern characters lacking freedom to come and go as they wish?

--A2. CLOSED

Q3.) For each scene, the director plans and rehearses the position and movement of the actors and cameras in a process known as what?

--A3. BLOCKING

Q4.)  Which term is used for a part of the process of visualizing and planning the design of a movie?

--A4. COMPOSITION

Q5.) Design is the process by which the ________ of the setting, props, lighting, and actors is determined.

--A5. LOOK

Q6.) How do characters move within an open frame?

--A6. CHARACTERS MOVE FREELY WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT

Q7.) What are the most important decisions that a filmmaker must make about choosing where to shoot?

--A7. ON LOCATION/ ON A SET

Q8.) In American Beauty (1999), what does the opening aerial shot establish?

--A8. AN UPPER-MIDDLE-CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD

Q9.) Many directors make _________ to assist the production designer in fulfilling their vision.

--A9. DETAILED DRAWINGS AND STORYBOARDS

Q10.) For what film was the first colossal outdoor set in Hollywood constructed?

--A10. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

Q11.) The decor of a set-the decorations, furniture, draperies, and other small physical objects-is known as what?

--A11. PROPERTIES

Q12.) Which film is perhaps the best-loved movie from Italy’s neorealist period?

--A12. THE BICYCLE THIEVES (1948)

Q13.) What is the literal definition of kinesis?

--A13. MOVEMENT

Q14.) Who is chief among the professionals who design the look of a movie?

--A14. PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Q15.) You should find the term mise-en-scène useful for explaining how all the formal elements of cinema contribute to your interpretation of a film’s ________.

--A15. MEANINGS

Q16.) When did Italian neorealism develop and start to influence how cinema worldwide handled both narrative and design?

--A16. WORLD WAR II

Q17.) What is the English translation of the title of Akira Kurosawa’s film Ikiru (1952)?

--A17. TO LIVE

Q18.) Italian director Luchino Visconti’s film The Leopard (1963) immerses us in the atmosphere of the ________.

--A18. BALL

Q19.) What is an essential element in drawing the composition of a frame and realizing that arrangement on film?

--A19. LIGHT

Q20.) As what did Alfred Hitchcock begin his early career?

--A20. AN ART DIRECTOR

Q21.) How we respond to a movie’s surfaces, textures, sights, sounds, and overall “feel” is another dimension of ________.

--A21. MISE-EN-SCèNE

Q22.) When movies create spectacular effects that do not help to tell the story, viewers are left with ________.

--A22. CINEMATIC FIREWORKS AND LITTLE ELSE

Q23.) Generally, who is one of the first collaborators that a director hires?

--A23. PRODUCTION DESIGNERS

Q24.) It is the combination of elements within the _____ that provides the overall meaning of the shot or scene.

--A24. FRAME

Q25.) The spatial and temporal ________ of a film is the environment in which the narrative takes place.

--A25. SETTING

Q26.) In Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974), how is offscreen space indicated to accentuate suspense?

--A26. CIGARETTE SMOKE

Q27.) What is the use of deep gradations and subtle variations of lights and darks within an image called?

--A27. CHIAROSCURO

Q28.) The title production designer was first used to acknowledge William Cameron Menzies’ contribution to what film?

--A28. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

Q29.) The title production designer is a relatively new one. In the classical Hollywood studio system what did that executive position used to be called?

--A29. ART DIRECTOR

Q30.) The spectacular gowns created for Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (1963) were basically ________.

--A30. CONTEMPORARY

Q31.)  What was the first major film in which costumes were specifically designed to create the illusion of an earlier period?

--A31. CABIRIA (1914)

Q32.)  What was the first great German film?

--A32. THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920)

Q33.)  In what country did the most important early development in art direction take place?

--A33. GERMANY

Q34.) Who is the visionary director of Sleepy Hollow (1999)?

--A34. TIM BURTON

Q35.) Movies made in England often incorporate the design of the setting and decor to reflect that country’s awareness of ________.

--A35. CLASS DISTINCTIONS

Q36.) Is American Beauty (1999) an open or a closed film?

--A36. AN OPEN FILM

Q37.) From the 1920s on, Hollywood’s idea of design became more aesthetically complex and beautiful as _________ directors and art directors were hired by the studios.

--A37. FOREIGN-BORN

Q38.) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave awards to art direction from its establishment in 1928, but did not establish awards for costume design until which decade?

--A38. 1940s

Q39.) When did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences begin recognizing hair design?

--A39. IT HAS NEVER RECOGNIZED HAIR DESIGN

Q40.) In The Night of the Hunter (1955) what struggle does the stark black-and-white lighting emphasize?

--A40. GOOD AND EVIL

Q41.) In animated films the production designer has ________ control over the mise-en-scène.

--A41. GREATER

Q42.)  What do we call a large windowless, soundproofed, professional shooting environment?

--A42. SOUND STAGE

Q43.) In Gone with the Wind (1939), the costume design supports the narrative with Scarlett’s green dress. From what did Scarlett make her dress?

--A43. A CURTAIN

Q44.)  What are the two primary elements of composition in movies?

--A44. FRAMING AND KINESIS

Q45.) Who was the single most important person in the manufacturing of movie makeup?

--A45. MAX FACTOR

Q46.) During the years of the classical Hollywood system, an actor’s box-office appeal depended on his or her ability to project a screen image that audiences ________.

--A46. WOULD LOVE

Q47.)  Who is responsible for many aspects of continuity, including wigs?

--A47. SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

Q48.)  What does the production designer organize through design?

--A48. NARRATIVE

Q49.)  Initially, in what areas were most art directors trained?

--A49. DRAFTING OR ARCHITECTURE

Q50.) Who or what determines the probable kinetic quality of many movies?

--A50. GENRE

Q51.) The German realist cinema produced what masterpiece directed by F. W. Murnau?

--A51. THE LAST LAUGH (1924)

Q52.)  What is the literal meaning of the French phrase mise-en-scène?

--A52. STAGING A SCENE

Q53.)  What does framing imply?

--A53. POINT OF VIEW

Q54.) Arguably, what are the only two fundamental styles of film design?

--A54. REALISTIC AND FANTASTIC

Q55.) What kind of framing is used in westerns, which are traditionally set in wide-open spaces?

--A55. AN OPEN FRAME

Q56.) By what era did the title production designer begin to replace the title of art director?

--A56. 1960s

Q57.) The most important people in the history of make-up design all shared which surname?

--A57. WESTMORE

Q58.) In the film Far from Heaven (2002), what has a special significance to Haynes’s views of Cathy’s life?

--A58. TREES

Q59.)  Which elements emphasize the narrative contrasts in Sleepy Hollow (1999)?

--A59. CONTRASTING COLORS

Q60.) Historical films tend to reflect both the years they hope to represent and what other years?

--A60. THE YEAR IN WHICH THEY WERE CREATED

Q61.)  The greatest achievement in sets for early Italian blockbuster films was for the film ________.

--A61. CABIRIA (1914)

Q62.) What is the organization, distribution, balance, and general relationship of actors and objects within the space of each shot called?

--A62. COMPOSITION