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. During the 1960s in Hollywood, what was the main focus in the industry's mainstream films?

2. For what reasons did Japanese films escape censorship from their government in their Golden Age?

3. What region became renowned for their film adaptations of literary classics?

4. When Britain began to focus on literary and theatrical stage adaptations for their film industry in the years surrounding World War II, what renowned actor became particularly lauded for his work in this area?

5. What event in the sixties shifted the American film industry's focus?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the Soviet Union change Czechoslovakia's film industry in the 1960s?

3. Describe Britain's Golden Age.

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

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

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

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

8. What was the Third Cinema theater realism?

9. Why and how did commercial conglomerates help support the American film industry in the 1960s?

10. How did the invention of the videocassette simplify camerawork?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways did Hollywood establish itself as a vital aspect of the American people during times of great turmoil? What does this suggest about the audience's need for escapism and reassurance? How did Hollywood help the country psychologically heal itself during the Great Depression?

Essay Topic 2

How did the French New Wave movement affect cinema in different countries and in different eras?

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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