On Directing Film Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapater 6: Conclusion.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A film is basically what, according to Mamet?
(a) A design.
(b) A map.
(c) An art form.
(d) A play.

2. What does Mamet say is the ordering of unrelated events or ideas or images in favor of an overriding preconception?
(a) Empathy.
(b) Neurosis.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Articulation.

3. Mamet says the reason we like those old-time movie stars so much is that they are what?
(a) Concrete.
(b) Elaborate.
(c) Simple.
(d) Honest.

4. Mamet says the audience requires not information, but what?
(a) Exposition.
(b) Character.
(c) Narration.
(d) Drama.

5. What does Mamet say happens when the problem posited by the scene is over?
(a) The film is over.
(b) The objective is attained.
(c) The next scene begins.
(d) The scene is over.

Short Answer Questions

1. After how many takes does Mamet say you can no longer remember what the scene was about, in Chapter 4?

2. What, according to Mamet, is the answer to, "Where do we put the camera?"

3. What do you refer to when giving direction to the actor or the cameraman?

4. What, in approaching the task of film, do we not have to do all at once, in Mamet's analogy in Chapter 6?

5. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, if you're ____ in the small things, you will be ____ in the large things.

(see the answer key)

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