Flashback: A Brief History of Film 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 British comedy troupe had a cinematic bright spot for their country's struggling film industry?

2. What was the focus of Italy's films in the years around World War II?

3. What hysterical fear threatened artists in the film industry?

4. Which decade is considered the beginning of Japan's Golden Age in cinema?

5. What technological advance helped revolutionize cinema and the film-going experience?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were some of the prominent trends in European cinema in the 1950s?

2. Describe Britain's Golden Age.

3. How did Germany's film industry attempt to recover from World War II?

4. Why was the French film industry nearly destroyed because of World War II?

5. In the 1970s, how did West Germany start to address their role in World War II?

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

7. What were some of the political issues that made their way into 1970s Hollywood?

8. What was the Third Cinema theater realism?

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

10. What was the New Wave movement in France?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the effects of television on the film industry.

Essay Topic 2

How did the blockbuster change the film industry forever in 1975? In what ways did the early blockbusters differ from the later ones? How did these tie into the film industry's need to pair up with commercial conglomerates for financial and marketing purposes?

Essay Topic 3

How did the politics of the Third World countries try to prevent the film industries from growing? Discuss the difficulties and dangers the filmmakers would encounter, as well as the issues they had with marketing the film to an international audience.

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