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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mamet says in Chapter 3 that it is the nature of human perception to go to what?
(a) The back-story.
(b) The most interesting thing.
(c) The protagonist.
(d) The MacGuffin.

2. What is the main shot of any given scene?
(a) The main.
(b) The focus.
(c) The principle.
(d) The master.

3. Who characterized the notion of "judge of yourself"?
(a) Eisenstein.
(b) Stanislavsky.
(c) Herzog.
(d) Hemingway.

4. Eisenstein claimed that the best image is a what image?
(a) Uninflected.
(b) Unattached.
(c) Inflected.
(d) Articulate.

5. The purpose of technique is to free the what?
(a) Unconscious.
(b) Dream life.
(c) Creativity.
(d) Conscious mind.

6. What kind of camera has helped in injuring the cinema, according to Mamet?
(a) The dollycam.
(b) The zoomcam.
(c) The steadycam.
(d) The digital camera.

7. What is the term for the screening of the day's shots?
(a) Cuts.
(b) Outtakes.
(c) Dailies.
(d) Screenshots.

8. Who said of American films that they were all "pictures of people talking"?
(a) Alfred Hitchcock.
(b) Eisenstein.
(c) Frank Capra.
(d) Herzog.

9. A good writer only gets better by learning to do what, according to Mamet?
(a) Narrate.
(b) Cut.
(c) Create characters.
(d) Flesh out stories.

10. In ADR, what does D stand for?
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Drive.
(c) Dictation.
(d) Density.

11. What is the rule which Mamet says means "Keep it simple, stupid"?
(a) Idiot rule.
(b) Shooting rule.
(c) KISS rule.
(d) Film rule.

12. According to Mamet, you always want to tell a story in what?
(a) Narration.
(b) Character.
(c) Cuts.
(d) Shots.

13. What term means a filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over his or her works and has a strong personal style?
(a) Artiste.
(b) Auteur.
(c) Creator.
(d) Collaborator.

14. Who wrote Memories, Dream, Reflections?
(a) Carl Jung.
(b) Sigmund Freud.
(c) Constantin Stanislavsky.
(d) Bruno Bettelheim.

15. What are after-the-fact attempts to shore up that which was not correctly designed in a film?
(a) Exposition.
(b) Narration.
(c) Signs.
(d) Editing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sometimes, Mamet says in Chapter 3, the piece (film) will do what?

2. Mamet says that you cannot hide your what, in Chapter 3?

3. Who wrote The Profession of the Stage?

4. According to Mamet, when the film is correctly ____, the subconscious and the conscious are in alignment.

5. Who wrote The Uses of Enchantment?

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