Q1.) What Konstantin Stanislavsky was to naturalistic acting, German playwright Bertolt Brecht was to _________ performance.
Q2.) The reality of casting is that it depends on what?
Q3.) Method acting was based on the theory and practice of which famous acting persona?
Q4.) Laurence Olivier once said that acting is “______________.”
Q5.) The seven-year option contract essentially turned actors into____________.
Q6.) For many movie actors, what is the real key to their careers?
Q7.) Actors shape the understanding of a role by working closely with whom?
Q8.) What is the imaginary, invisible wall that separates the audience from the stage called?
Q9.) Because an actor’s performance is fragmented, who has considerable power in shaping it?
Q10.) What are four suggested areas to consider when analyzing any actor’s performance?
Q11.) What was a soundproof enclosure designed to keep the camera’s sound off of the microphone called?
Q12.) Who pioneered ensemble acting in movies?
Q13.) Actors must understand the filmmaking process because every aspect of it can affect performance and the actors’ contribution to the creation of _______ in a film.
Q14.) What director encouraged actors to create characters to serve the narrative?
Q15.) One definition of great acting is that it should look ___________.
Q16.) Jack Lemmon, Harvey Keitel, and John Malkovich believe a character is built “________.”
Q17.) Each directorial style requires something _________ from actors.
Q18.) The star system dominated the movie industry until the studio system did what?
Q19.) ______ are actors that bear strong physical resemblance to stars and substitute for them during setup times, light readings, etc.
Q20.) Actors shape the understanding of a role by working closely with whom?
Q21.) The power of some______ to draw in an audience is frequently more important to a movie’s financial success than any other factor.
Q22.) Actors playing _________ are characters who become principal agents in moving the plot forward.
Q23.) As what is the professional association for casting directors known?
Q24.) The French National Theatre is also known as the ________.
Q25.) Who was the top actress during the studio era?
Q26.) Method acting requires actors to use a naturalistic style and to recall their own what?
Q27.) John Wayne made around ___________ movies in his 46-year career.
Q28.) Director Sidney Lumet said that “the ________ of acting is one in which the actor’s thoughts and feelings are instantly communicated to the audience.”
Q29.) Scenes that may be hazardous or require physical or athletic prowess often call for the use of a _____________ in place of a movie star.
Q30.) Bette Davis earned about _________dollars during her career; to date Nicole Kidman has earned about__________ dollars.
Q32.) For years, improvisation has played a(n) _________role in actors’ training, even though it is anathema to the preprogrammed studio system
Q33.) Everything about a movie actor’s performance is what?
Q24.) What are the names of the two actors unions?
Q35.) The golden age of Hollywood was roughly between which two decades?
Q36.) As what is a group of actors working together selflessly to server the narrative and create verisimilitude and misi-en-scene known?
Q37.) In the United States, method acting was taught first at the Group Theatre, and then where?
Q38.) What is the component most people use to assess a movie?
Q39.) In Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby (2004), Hilary Swank’s performance shows that her character, Maggie, is learning to be _______.
Q40.) After the stars who play major roles in movies, second in the hierarchy are actors who play what types of roles?
Q41.) As opposed to stage actors, movie actors get little in the way of _________.
Q42.) Lillian Gish's performance in what movie was the first great film performance by an actor?
Q43.) What director tended to place mise-en-scène before narrative, and narrative before acting?
Q44.) The chameleon actor is named for the ___________that can make quick, frequent changes in response to the environment.
Q45.) When did the first African American movie stars appear?
Q46.) The classes of Hollywood golden age actors are which of the following?
Q47.) Stock players, who formed the largest talent pool, received between about how much money per week?
Q48.) Who invented the art of screen acting?
Q49.) Experienced screen actors know that the essential relationship is between them and whom?
Q50.) What is the primary difference between stage acting and screen acting?
Q52.) Over what aspect of filmmaking do directors have the least precise control?
Q53.) Who said, “If you can think it, you can make the audience know it. . . . On stage it’s mannerisms. On the screen, your range is shown in your eyes”?
Q54.) If actors perform skillfully, and we believe and accept their characters within the context of the story, what should we call such portrayals?
Q55.) Laurence Olivier defined acting as “________________.”
Q56.) What do we call the process of choosing and hiring actors for a movie?
Q57.) The inciting incident of ___________is when the protagonist’s mother signs the contract that determines her son’s future.
Q58.) Movie actors have the additional burden over stage actors of having to create _________ between related shots.
Q59.) What is a major factor in putting shots together, thus helping to create the performance?
Q60.) What famous director encouraged improvisation and the exploration of individual acting styles?