Why is it important for audiences to examine how films embody narrative form?
|A)||so they can become film scholars|
|B)||because of the prevalence of stories in their lives|
|C)||because narratives are the most popular type of film|
|D)||because without a knowledge of narrative, they cannot understand film|
A chain of events linked by cause and effect and occurring in time and space is what?
Which of the following is a diegetic element of film?
|D)||dialogue between characters|
How do films' narratives create mystery?
|A)||by playing scary music and using eerie lighting|
|B)||by suppressing certain story causes and presenting only effects in the plot|
|C)||with the committing of a crime or an illegal act|
|D)||by creating a detective, policeman, or news-reporter character|
Which of the following is NOT a convention of time in a film?
What is exposition in film?
|A)||the portion of the plot that sets out story events and important character traits|
|B)||a chain of events in cause-effect relationship occurring in time and space|
|C)||the introduction of conflict into the plot that needs to be resolved for the story to be complete|
|D)||the development of the story elements and characters once they are introduced|
What is the most common pattern of plot development?
|A)||change in character|
|B)||change in conflict|
|C)||change in knowledge|
|D)||change in action|
The moment-by-moment process that guides the audience in building the story out of plot is called what?
An easy way to analyze the range of narration is to ask what?
|A)||Who knows when?|
|B)||Who knows why?|
|C)||Who knows what when?|
|D)||Who knows how?|
Why are "what if" films, such as Sliding Doors and Groundhog Day, appealing to audiences?
|A)||They appeal to the way people think in ordinary life.|
|B)||They deviate from normal narrative films and break up film monotony.|
|C)||They are silly and fun.|
|D)||They teach people to live each day to the fullest.|
A film's narration manipulates the audience's degree and the depth of what?
Which of the following is true about character narrators?
|A)||They are restricted to tell only events that they witnessed.|
|B)||They are omniscient and do not confine the commentary to only what a single character knows.|
|C)||They can be subjective, revealing details of inner life, or objective, confining the recounting to external events.|
|D)||They are subjective, revealing details of their inner life, but not objective.|
Why is fiction considered the classical Hollywood cinema?
|A)||because of its lengthy, stable, and influential history|
|B)||because it is the most common narrative form|
|C)||because it was the first type of plot in cinema|
|D)||because it is only used in Hollywood, but not in narrative film of other countries|
An important trait that functions to get the narrative moving is a character's what?
The comparison of Citizen Kane's beginning with its ending indicates what about film narrative?
|A)||how ambiguity may arise when certain elements are not clearly motivated|
|B)||how audience experience can be shaped by the way narration governs the flow of story information|
|C)||how narration manipulates audience knowledge of the story-plot distinction|
|D)||how a film may deviate from the patterns of classical Hollywood narrative construction|