Final Exam The Art of Cinema Name _____________________
(Maximum 50 points)
True or False (2 points each – total 22 points)
T F 1. Buster Keaton uses many long shots of the streets of Los Angeles
T F 2. A motif is an idea or a concept that is repeated throughout the film
T F 3. Most Hollywood films use the two-point lighting system
T F 4. A series of shots that summarize a place or actions over time is referred to as a Sequence
T F 5. The Art Film usually creates more complex narratives
T F 6. Invisible editing is another term for continuity editing
T F 7. Diegetic music comes from outside the world of the story
T F 8. In Chungking Express we shift back and forth between fast action and very slow scenes
T F 9. Maudie uses many types of frames as a motif
T F 10. C.R.A.Z.Y. is told in voice-over and as flashback
T F 11. Gurinder Chadha wants us to consider two traditional cultures in her film
Multiple Choice (2 points each – total 12 points)
(circle all the correct terms – there will often be more than one)
1. Volver uses which of the following elements?
- forward and backward tracking shots to indicate menace
- motifs based on colour
- many references to wind and fire
- film noir lighting
2. Which directors have we studied in the course?
- Aisling Walsh
- Deniz Erguven
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers
- Gurinder Chadha
3. Most filmmakers use motifs as an important element in film story-telling. Which of the following are motifs?
- ordering pizza slices in Do the Right Thing
- confused cops in Chungking Express
- rural poverty and hardship in Maudie
- a mother’s love in C.R.A.Z.Y.
4. Which actors/actresses have appeared in the films we have seen?
- Sally Hawkins
- Penelope Cruz
- Michael Curtiz
- Joan Crawford
5. The cinematographer can affect the single shot by:
- the camera’s distance from the actors and action
- the camera angle
- following the action with a tracking shot
- telling the actors to say their lines more slowly
6. Which of the following films use flashbacks?
- Chungking Express
- Do the Right Thing
Short Answer 9 points (3 each)
1…. Describe a point in C.R.A.Z.Y. or Maudie where you felt a strong emotional response. Be specific about the emotion(s) you felt.
What was in the film that triggered that?
2…..What are some of the characteristics of Art Films? Give an example of style, content, and narrative from the two Art Films we saw.
3…..Comedy can take four different forms. Give examples of each kind from Bend it Like Beckham and/or C.R.A.Z.Y.
Analyse a Shot from a Short Scene 7 points
Refer to the Scene that is included with the Exam in SLATE
- In two or three sentences describe what is going on in this scene.
- Why is this an important moment in the film?
- Pick one shot from the scene. Describe in as much detail as possible some of the characteristics of the mise-en-scene and the cinematography in the shot that you have chosen.
See the Make Up Quiz Below
Make-up Quiz 10%
Please complete the question if you missed one of the quizzes earlier in the course.
Story is defined as everything we learn about the characters and actions in a film, told in chronological order.
Plot is only what we see and hear on screen, shown to us in the order that we see it in the film.
Thus Plot is the way in which the Story is told. The work of the Plot is to Select and to put into an Order.
Please write 100 – 150 words outlining some of the differences between Story and Plot in two of the following films: Maudie, C.R.A.Z.Y., Do the Right Thing.