ENG 225 Week 4 Quiz / A+

1. In which auteur’s films are you most likely to encounter gritty, urban subject matter? (Points : 1)       Martin Scorsese
Steven Spielberg
Ingmar Bergman
Nicole Holofcener

 

2. Which of the following is the best way to describe a director’s style? (Points : 1)

His or her favorite mise en scène, cinematography, editing, and sound techniques
The habitual way he or she deals with the actors on the set
Typical way he or she deals with producers and other studio executives
His or her preferred subject matter and genre in which to work

 

3. Which critic is best known for opposing the auteur theory? (Points : 1)

Roger Ebert
Francois Truffaut
Andrew Sarris
Pauline Kael

 

4. Which of the following is the “outer circle,” or minimal requirement, of Andrew Sarris’s model of the auteur theory? (Points : 1)

Interior meaning
Distinguishable personality
Technical competence
Popularity with audiences

 

5. Which director is credited with largely setting the stage for what we think of as the modern film director? (Points : 1)

D.W. Griffith
Orson Welles
Alfred Hitchcock
Steven Spielberg

 

6. What film technician’s role is most like the role of the foreman in the construction of a building? (Points : 1)

The producer
The screenwriter
The director
The cinematographer

 

7. Which of the following is the best description of auteur theory? (Points : 1)

The theory that the producer is the author of a film
The theory that the director is the author of a film
The theory that the screenwriter and the director co-author a film
The theory that there is no true author of a film

 

8. Why do many theorists doubt that genres exist at all? (Points : 1)

Because all films are personal, individual visions
Because studios invented the idea as a cynical marketing tool
Because they are the product of audience expectations, not films themselves
Because the definitions are fluid at best, meaningless at worst

 

9. Which of the following films is an example of the classic “screwball comedy”? (Points : 1)

City Lights
Bringing Up Baby
Annie Hall
Knocked Up

 

10. Which stylistic movement in film involved purposely distorted sets and images to convey a psychological feeling or attitude? (Points : 1)

Dogme 95
German Expressionism
Italian Neorealism
French New Wave

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