978-1457663543 Test Bank Chapter 1

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
The Film Experience: An Introduction 4th Edition
Authors
Patricia White, Timothy Corrigan
CHAPTER 1
ENCOUNTERING FILM: FROM PREPRODUCTION TO EXHIBITION
MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. Preproduction is
A. before the cameras roll.
B. when a project is in development.
C. when funds are raised.
2. In the 1990s, independent films were typically financed
C. by the director’s personal funds.
D. by working with large financial institutions.
E. All of the options are correct.
3. A location scout’s job is to
C. rent out soundstages to filmmakers.
D. suggest to the screenwriter where the movie should be set.
E. None of the options is correct.
4. When did the practice of identifying which actors would work best for which roles emerge?
A. In the 1920s
B. In the 1800s
C. In the 1940s
A. 5 minutes.
D. 10 to 20 minutes.
The answer can be found on p. 28.
6. Releasing a film in as many locations as possible as soon as possible is called
A. block booking.
B. engagements.
E. None of the options is correct.
7. Which of the following is an example of an ancillary market?
A. Pay-per-view
B. Internet streaming
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8. In which of the following locations can a movie be exhibited?
A. On a long plane ride
B. In a movie palace
9. Which film does your textbook give as an example of a film that found a greater audience after its original
theatrical release?
A. The Matrix
B. Lawrence of Arabia
C. Reservoir Dogs
10. A film can be brought to the attention of a potential audience through
A. film trailers.
FILL-IN-THE-BLANK QUESTIONS
1. The _____________ selects the cameras, film stock, lighting, and lenses to be used, as well as the camera setup or
3. A
_____________ is a company or an agency that acquires the rights to a movie from the filmmakers or
producers (sometimes by contributing to the costs of producing the film) and then makes that movie available to
4. _____________ involves releasing a film in gradually widening markets and theaters so that it slowly builds its
SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS
(3-4 SENTENCES)
1. What are the consequences of the evolving patterns of video distribution? Give two examples of how video
distribution might affect local responses, tastes, and expectations.
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2. How did D. W. Griffith’s three-hour epic, The Birth of a Nation (1915), create new distribution and exhibition
patterns and attract new audiences?
3. Explain how the timing of movie exhibition can vary and how that can influence other considerations about the movie
being watched.
4. What effect might be created for the film viewer when two promotional tactics create different sets of
expectations about a movie?
5. Explain two major differences between film exhibition as leisure time and film exhibition as productive time.

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