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1

What were Actors known for in the early silent films?

Expressing every emotion on their faces

2

Are the Editing rhythms of foreign films often paced differently from those of American films?

Yes

3

For whom was the movie industry’s Production Code devised?

Will H. Hays

4

Did the Production Code Administration have strong ties to the Catholic Church?

Yes

5

Is the current ratings system a form of self-regulation put into operation to guard against official federal, state, and local government control?

Yes

6

Under the Production Code, could a studio be fined $25,000 if it released a film without the Code Seal of Approval?

Yes

7

Does the rating that a film has been given have little or no effect on the film’s success at the box office?

Yes

8

What is an Antithetical documentary?

A documentary simply describing a subject rather than judging it

9

What are Social problem films?

A film dealing with a current problem with society

10

What is the type of documentary like Sicko called, which presents a clearly articulated position towards its subject?

Reflexive documentary

11

How were A Clockwork Orange and Midnight Cowboy initially rated?

X

12

Because parents and critics complained about the amount and intensity of violence in them, which two films were instrumental in splitting the “PG” rating into two separate labels, “PG” and “PG-13”?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Door and Gremlins

13

In the fall of 1990, which rating was changed to the current “NC-17”?

X

14

In general, no film appears on broadcast-network television until what?

1980's or October of 1986

15

Why was Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? important in the evolution of American film censorship?

It helped develop today’s film rating system

16

Most censorship within the American film industry has traditionally reflected an uneasy compromise between which groups?

Advocates of changes and supporters of the old system

17

The Seventh Seal, The Virgin Spring, and La Dolce Vita were all what?

Strong and provocative films that were not approved by the board

18

What are “Cover shots”??

Shots created to cover explicit shots

19

Under the Production Code in the 1930s and 40s, was there swearing in movies?

No

20

How is an “R” rating estimated to affect potential audiences in theaters?

It would make people judge a film by its rating