Film Final Exam

  1. Who was Man Ray?
    • American Photographer
    • film collages
    • associated with Avant Gard movement in Paris
    • Most famous film - "Return to Reason"
  2. Characteristics of screwball comedy.
    • Subgenre of comedy
    • Slapstick hummor and witty dialogue

    • "It Happened one Night"
    • "His Girl Friday"
  3. What is neorealism?
    • A cultural movement that brings elements of true life in the stories it describes, rather than a world mainly existing in imagination only.
    • "Bicycle Theives" - Desica
  4. Who is the father of Italian neorealism? What 3 things did his manifesto include?
    • Zavattini
    • 1. No professional actors
    • 2. No contrapt plots
    • 3. No on location shooting
  5. What are the Japanese genres?
    • Jidai-geki: historical films
    • Chambara: swordfight movies
    • Gendi-geki: contemporary stories
    • Shomin-geki: ordinary daily life
  6. Who was the most well known Japanese director? His notable film?
    • Ozu
    • "Late Spring"
  7. What do Japanese films focus on?
    • Family crisis
    • Explore dramatic issues
    • Resignation to life's painful challenges
    • Exploration of everyday life
  8. Who is Gordon Parks?
  9. 1st black director
    "The Learning Tree"
  10. Why is "Shaft" important?
    First Blacksploitation studio produced film
  11. What is blacksploitation?
    The portrayal of blacks and their stereotypes on the bigscreen
  12. What is film noir?
    • Stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
    • Setting: urban, city
    • Motivates characters: greed, ambition
  13. What is a femme fatal?
    • A strong independent woman character
    • Protrayed during WWII era movies
    • Based on anxiety about women's roles after war
  14. Characteristics of German Expressionism.
    • Against physical realism
    • Inter emotional reality
    • Mise en scene
    • Stylized sets
    • Un-natural acting style
    • Chiaroscuro lighting - light to dark
    • Long shots
    • Slowly paced editing
    • Framed stories
  15. What is mise-en-scene?
    Everything on the screen that gives meaning

    • Ex:
    • Clothing
    • Make-up
    • Lighting
    • Setting
  16. What are Solanos and Gentino known for?
    • The third cinema manifesto
    • "Towards a Third Cinema"
    • Said that: third cinema is a cinema of national or cultural self - deifnition
    • "Hour of the Furnace"
  17. What are characteristics of third cinema?
    • Told new stories in a different way
    • Outside standard systems of production
    • Non- CHC norms (non-linear, collectives instead of individuals)
    • Social or political commentary
    • Associated with underdeveloped emerging nations but not restricted to 3rd world
  18. First cinema, Second cinema, Third cinema
    • Hollywood
    • EAC
    • Cinema of national or cultural self-definition
  19. What is Avant Garde?
    • Experimentation
    • Creation of new forms
    • Manipulation of shapes and colors
    • Unique comparisons and combinations
    • Not external reality; visual sensation
    • Depiction of subconscience
    • Fantasy
  20. What is magical realism?
    Reality and fantasy together
  21. What cinema is magical realism associated with? Give an example of film.
    • Latin America cinema
    • "Pan's Labyrinth"
  22. Characteristics of post-war Hindi films.
    • Complete spectacle
    • Romantic or sentimental main plot
    • Comic subplot
    • Happy ending
    • Average 6 songs; 3 dances per film
  23. What are characteristics associated with Robert Drew?
    • Drew and Associates
    • Way of telling dramatic stories
    • Crisis structure
    • High stakes situations
    • Arises viewers emotions
  24. Sherman's March
    • Documentary
    • Director focuses on getting truthful responses
  25. Nanook of the North
    • Robert Flaherty
    • Docementary on Inuit Family
  26. George Franju
    • Surrealist
    • Co-founder of cinemathuque francaise
    • Taboo material; social violence
    • Theatre of cruelty
    • Aesthetic of the horror
    • "Blood of the Beasts"
  27. Characteristics of left bank directors.
    • Artists
    • Artistic
    • Intellectual
    • Trained
    • Started with documentaries
    • Activists
  28. Characteristics of right bank directors. (cahiers du cinema)
    • Conservative
    • Money
    • Film critics
  29. Nouvelle Vague
    Journal that started French New Wave
  30. Significance of "The Graduate"
    • Hollywood rebirth film
    • Dealing with inner-generation sex and romance
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