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1

Is making money the prime motivation for producing sequels and remakes?

Yes

2

Do Genre films often violate our expectations of conventional roles?

No

3

When do Sequels have the best chance for success?

Because people already know the original, the name is already well marketed

4

What kind of film did film critic and theorist Rick Altman call “the most complex art form ever devised”?

American musicals

5

Which of the following is not a reason for updating a film with a remake?

Reasons for making a remake: Change in society and style, change in film tech, change in censorship, new paranoias, creating a musical version, change in format, nationalizing an international film

6

According to the formula for Westerns, how does the hero act?

A respectful everyman who has no job because he always fighting crime

7

How does the resolution of the gangster film usually depict the gangster hero?

Getting what he deserves

8

The popularity of genre films is due at least in part to what?

The ability to reinforce American beliefs, values and myths

9

For the directors, there are certain advantages to working within a given genre. Which of the following is
not one of them?

Strengths: established genre and character archetypes, simplifies preparation, easy for the audience to like

10

On the most basic level, how may the primary conflict in a gangster film be defined?

Order vs. anarchy

11

Which one of the following is not one of the sub-categories of the film musical?

Sub categories: fairy tale, show and folk

12

The genre that is often considered the most difficult to define is what?

Musicals