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TFM 160 Exam 1 Study Guide 1

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TFM 160 Exam 1 Study Guide Questions And Answers

Section Cinema as Art and Communication (TFM 160)

TFM Exam #1 Study Guide

Chapter 1: Looking at Movies

What is the difference between implicit and explicit meaning? (And how do these terms relate to
onions, and ogres, and a movie such as Juno?”

What is “formal analysis” and how does formal analysis differ from other types of analyses that
explore the relationship between culture and movies?

What do we mean when we describe cinematic language as “invisible”? What are some of the
reasons why cinematic language is invisible?

What do we mean by cultural invisibility? How is this different from cinematic invisibility?

Chapter 2: Principles of Film Form

What is the difference between form and content? And why do works of art need both?

In what ways do movies use patterns to convey meaning? How do they create meaning by
breaking an established pattern?

What are the three fundamental principles of film form?

How do movies create an illusion of movement?

How do movies manipulate space?

How do movies manipulate time?

What is the difference between realism and antirealism in a movie, and why is verisimilitude
important to them both?

What is cinematic language?

Chapter 3: Types of Movies

What are the four different ways of looking at Narrative?

What are the three categories of movies explored in the reading? Be familiar with the general
characteristics for each category of movie.

What are the four basic approaches to documentary film?

What are the six elements (sets of conventions) that your reading used to define and classify film

What are the six genres explored in your reading? Be familiar with the defining
elements/conventions of each of these six genres

What are the three basic types of animation?

Chapter 11: How the Movies are Made

What are the three basic phases of making a movie?

What are the principal activities in each of the three basic phases of making a movie?

During production, what are some factors that determine the size of the crew required to film a
specific shot?




TFM 160 Cultural Invisibility Exam Study Guide 1 Spring 2018 Questions And Answers

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