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FALL SEMESTER 2010

QUIZ 7 - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q1.) What Konstantin Stanislavsky was to naturalistic acting, German playwright Bertolt Brecht was to _________ performance.

  • NONNATURALISTIC

Q2.) The reality of casting is that it depends on what?

  • BUDGET

Q3.) Method acting was based on the theory and practice of which famous acting persona?

  • KONSTANTIN STANISLAVSKY

Q4.) Laurence Olivier once said that acting is “______________.”

  • THE ART OF PERSUASION

Q5.) The seven-year option contract essentially turned actors into____________.

  • CHATTEL

Q6.) For many movie actors, what is the real key to their careers?

  • PERSONA

Q7.) Actors shape the understanding of a role by working closely with whom?

  • THE DIRECTOR

Q8.) What is the imaginary, invisible wall that separates the audience from the stage called?

  • THE FOURTH WALL

Q9.) Because an actor’s performance is fragmented, who has considerable power in shaping it?

  • THE EDITOR

Q10.) What are four suggested areas to consider when analyzing any actor’s performance?

  • APPROPRIATENESS, EMOTIONALITY, EXPRESSIVE COHERENCE, UNITY

Q11.) What was a soundproof enclosure designed to keep the camera’s sound off of the microphone called?

  • BLIMP

Q12.) Who pioneered ensemble acting in movies?

  • ORSON WELLES

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.

  • MEANING

Q14.) What director encouraged actors to create characters to serve the narrative?

  • JOHN FORD

Q15.) One definition of great acting is that it should look ___________.

  • EFFORTLESS

Q16.) Jack Lemmon, Harvey Keitel, and John Malkovich believe a character is built “________.”

  • BRICK BY BRICK

Q17.) Each directorial style requires something _________ from actors.

  • DIFFERENT

Q18.) The star system dominated the movie industry until the studio system did what?

  • COLLAPSED

Q19.) ______ are actors that bear strong physical resemblance to stars and substitute for them during setup times, light readings, etc.

  • STAND-INS

Q20.) Actors shape the understanding of a role by working closely with whom?

  • THE DIRECTOR

Q21.) The power of some______ to draw in an audience is frequently more important to a movie’s financial success than any other factor.

  •  ACTORS

Q22.) Actors playing _________ are characters who become principal agents in moving the plot forward.

  • MAJOR ROLES

Q23.) As what is the professional association for casting directors known?

  • CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA (CSA)

Q24.) The French National Theatre is also known as the ________.

  • COMEéDIE-FRANçAISE

Q25.) Who was the top actress during the studio era?

  • BETTE DAVIS

Q26.) Method acting requires actors to use a naturalistic style and to recall their own what?

  • EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Q27.) John Wayne made around ___________ movies in his 46-year career.

  • 180

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.”

  • TALENT

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.

  • STUNT-PERSON

Q30.) Bette Davis earned about _________dollars during her career; to date Nicole Kidman has earned about__________ dollars.

  •  6 MILLION; 230 MILLION
Q31.) ________can mean extemporizing—that is, delivering lines based only loosely on the written script or without the preparation that comes with studying a script before rehearsing it.
  • IMPROVISATION

Q32.) For years, improvisation has played a(n) _________role in actors’ training, even though it is anathema to the preprogrammed studio system

  • MAJOR

Q33.) Everything about a movie actor’s performance is what?

  • FRAGMENTED

Q24.) What are the names of the two  actors unions?

  • SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS

Q35.) The golden age of Hollywood was roughly between which two decades?

  • 1930s, 1905s

Q36.) As what is a group of actors working together selflessly to server the narrative and create verisimilitude and misi-en-scene known?

  • AN ENSEMBLE

Q37.) In the United States, method acting was taught first at the Group Theatre, and then where?

  • THE ACTORS STUDIO

Q38.) What is the component most people use to assess a movie?

  • ACTING

Q39.) In Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby (2004), Hilary Swank’s performance shows that her character, Maggie, is learning to be _______.

  • TOUGH

Q40.) After the stars who play major roles in movies, second in the hierarchy are actors who play what types of roles?

  • MINOR ROLES

Q41.) As opposed to stage actors, movie actors get little in the way of _________.

  • REHEARSAL

Q42.) Lillian Gish's performance in what movie was the first great film performance by an actor?

  • BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919)

Q43.) What director tended to place mise-en-scène before narrative, and narrative before acting?

  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Q44.) The chameleon actor is named for the ___________that can make quick, frequent changes in response to the environment.

  • LIZARD

Q45.) When did the first African American movie stars appear?

  • 1950s

Q46.) The classes of Hollywood golden age actors are which of the following?

  • SUPPORTING PLAYERS, STOCK PLAYERS, FEATURED PLAYERS, MOVIE STARS

Q47.) Stock players, who formed the largest talent pool, received between about how much money per week?

  • $50–$350

Q48.) Who invented the art of screen acting?

  • LILLIAN GISH

Q49.) Experienced screen actors know that the essential relationship is between them and whom?

  • THE LENS

Q50.) What is the primary difference between stage acting and screen acting?

  • THE ABILITY TO ACT INTIMATELY AND COME VERY CLOSE TO THE INTENDED AUDIENCE
Q51.) Traditionally, because audiences have shown little interest in films about women older than _____, the American film industry has produced very few of them.
  • FORTY-FIVE

Q52.) Over what aspect of filmmaking do directors have the least precise control?

  • LIGHTING

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”?

  • FRANK CAPRA

Q54.) If actors perform skillfully, and we believe and accept their characters within the context of the story, what should we call such portrayals?

  • NATURALISTIC

Q55.) Laurence Olivier defined acting as “________________.”

  • CONVINCING LYING

Q56.) What do we call the process of choosing and hiring actors for a movie?

  • CASTING

Q57.) The inciting incident of ___________is when the protagonist’s mother signs the contract that determines her son’s future.

  • CITIZEN KANE (1941)

Q58.) Movie actors have the additional burden over stage actors of having to create _________ between related shots.

  • CONTINUITY

Q59.) What is a major factor in putting shots together, thus helping to create the performance?

  • EDITING

Q60.) What famous director encouraged improvisation and the exploration of individual acting styles?

  • ROBERT ALTMAN
Q61.) What is the term for a director that inspires such confidence that he or she can actively shape an actor’s performance?
  • ACTORS' DIRECTOR
Q62.) Joan Crawford said that a movie actor paints with the ______ kind of brush.
  • TINIEST
Q63.) What are the four key types of movie actors?
  • PERSONALITY, AGAINST EXPECTATION, CHAMELEON, NONPROFESSIONAL
Q64.) When did strong reactions against the stereotyping of African Americans in movies begin?
  • 1920s
Q65.) Bertolt Brecht wanted every aspect of a theatrical production to limit the audience’s identification with characters and events, thereby creating a psychological distance between them known as the ____________.
  • ALIENATION EFFECT
Q66.) What do we call casting particular types of roles because of an actor’s looks or type?
  • TYPE CASTING