Flashback: A Brief History of Film Test | Final Test - Hard

Louis Giannetti
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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 became the focus of American cinema in the seventies?

2. What movement is credited with the influx of women in positions of power in the film industry?

3. How did the end of the Vietnam War affect the content of American films?

4. Who revolutionized the way films were shot on-location through such "studios on wheels" such as the Cinemobile Mark IV?

5. Which of the following was not one of the major national movements in America during the 1970s?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did television damage the film industry?

2. How and why did the quality of mass-produced films diminish in the 1980s?

3. In what ways did Japanese cinema flourish in the fifties?

4. As the studios declined with the invention of the television, how did Americans' tastes in film subject begin to change?

5. Discuss Method acting.

6. Why did Hollywood studios flourish in the 1980s?

7. What was the Third Cinema theater realism?

8. Why was Japan's golden age in film able to thrive throughout the World War II and beyond, despite the political turmoil?

9. What were some of the trends in American films during the 1970s?

10. How did Great Britain's entertainment industry fare in the 1970s?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What were David Wark Griffith's main contributions to the early cinema? In what ways are his contributions overshadowed by the content of his films? Should these be factors in considering the achievements wrought by his work?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the different European film movements and effects on the industries of different countries.

Essay Topic 3

How did films meld both science and creativity together? In what ways was this the overall goal of the Film D'Art? What does this suggest about the technological advances in Hollywood throughout film's history?

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