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1

Can the amount of control that directors exercise over the films they’re involved with vary widely?

Yes

2

Can a director’s style be determined through careful study of only one of his films?

No, needs to at least be three

3

Generally, does the cinematographer play no part in contributing to the visual style of a film, since the decisions on visual style are usually the exclusive responsibility of the director?

No, the cinematographer plays a big role

4

Since it is actually created by others, can the musical score be considered a part of the director’s style?

Yes

5

Which of the following is not a special trick of editing?

Tricks of editing: parallel cutting, fragmented cutting, dialog overlaps

6

When the camera views the action as a remote spectator, this kind of directorial approach is called what?

Objective

7

What is the first consideration in analyzing visual style?

Composition

8

Which of the following is not an element of a director’s style?

Director’s style: Subject matter, cinematography, casting, score and sound, setting

9

When the camera moves as little as possible, what is this kind of directorial approach called?

Static Camera

10

What is the first pattern to determine in studying a director?

Looking for special qualities not found in other directors

11

Which of the following is considered the ultimate auteur director?

Alfred Hitchcock

12

Concerning the role of the film director, Orson Welles once remarked, “You could almost say that a director presides over what?

Accidents

13

What do you call the way a director chooses to organize the events of the story in a film?

The narrative structure

14

When the camera moves mostly through panning and tilting, what is this kind of directorial approach called?

The fixed camera

15

In the days of the Hollywood studio system, who exercised the most creative control over the finished film?
Which director is known as “the Master of Suspense”?

Alfred Hitchcock

16

When the camera views the scene from the visual or emotional viewpoint of a participant in the action, how is this type of directorial device is known?

Subjective camera

17

To what does the director’s cut refer?

A cut of the film with scenes the director feels should have never been dropped