Catching the Big Fish Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the movie produced but not written by Lynch?

2. The friend became obsessed with which item?

3. Lynch can use his digital video equipment to film ___ minutes at a time.

4. Oftentimes successful filmmakers have a distinct fear of which of the following:

5. Which type of common wood is a favorite for Lynch?

Short Essay Questions

1. For thousands of years people have taken drugs to open the doors to their creative centers. Explain why Lynch believes it is a huge mistake to do so.

2. Discuss Lynch's meeting with the great Federico Fellini.

3. What is a common motivator when trying to get someone to do what you want? What is Lynch's opinion on this motivator? What is a better alternative?

4. What inspiration and confirmation did Lynch receive regarding the title of the movie?

5. What are Lynch's thoughts regarding success and failure?

6. How do people typically react toward someone that practices TM?

7. What is the preferred alternative to tapping into one's creative center?

8. Why is it important to set the scene using every day items?

9. What about the incident reminded Lynch of the theory?

10. Discuss Lynch's first attempt at creating a digital film for the Internet. What caused the project to go in a different direction?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Aside from the creative aspects, film making is a technical process. Lynch explains the process in detail. What are the elements of film? Do the elements ever change? If so, how and why? Create a guide listing and showing examples of each element. Explain why each is important to the process.

Essay Topic 2

Lynch has strong opinions about digital video versus traditional film. Discuss Lynch's opinions. Include the explanation of high def and low def as well as the unmatched benefits of each. Compare and contrast the two methods of filmmaking. Which do you think is best?

Essay Topic 3

One of the biggest myths in the artistic world is that drugs inspire creativity. Lynch asserts that it is not true. While it may seem to be true on the surface, the truth is that drugs limit one's creativity and also take a serious toll on one's nervous system. The result of taking the drugs is that it saps the creativity, leaving the person without anything to give to his art. Discuss this scientific theory. How does Lynch tap into the creativity sought by those who try to get to it through drugs? What positive and healthy method does Lynch use to release the creativity on a consistent basis? Explain.

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