SSS Chs 8, 9, 10 Viewing, Perceiving and Evaluating Films
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by Jennifer Hoban
| 12 Questions
Note from the author:
Script, Stage and Screen Film text work, 2nd marking period
1
1 pt
According to Owen Gleiberman, what is the magic of movies all about?
http://variety.com/2017/voices/columns/watching-movies-big-screen-1202017951/?scrlybrkr=49043070
A
B
C
It’s when the most intimate of encounters — two men murmuring in a diner; a woman and a man staring across the years in a nightclub — comes to seem impossibly vast. When it becomes larger than life. When it takes place on a screen that is big enough to hold our dreams.
2
1 pt
According to http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/columnists/dyck/dyck035.shtml what is visual literacy?
The ability to process visual images into advanced levels of perception; it's the ability to understand language of sounds and images and the message they create together.
It's the ability to read a book and visualize what is happening in the storyline.
It's the ability to create movies based on your vision, always developed through a storyboard before it's actually acted out or scripted.
It's the ability to see with your eyes, and feel with your heart.
3
1 pt
According to www.educationalworld.com
" Scorsese believes that we need to begin educating young students to shape their minds in a critical way, looking at images in a critical way and [learning] how to interpret these images." He emphasizes that educating students in visual literacy involves exploring how ideas and emotions are expressed in a visual form, the grammar (panning left and right, tracking in or out, booming up or down, close-up, medium shot, long shot), and the use of lighting to create an emotional and psychological point. He proposes that there is a desperate need for our youth to understand the good and bad use of film," which will in turn prepare students to be critical, well-informed viewers.
Do you agree that we need to educate children in visual literacy to help them become critical thinkers and viewers? Why? Be sure to explain your ideas.
4
1 pt
According to the first paragraph on https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/5-ways-studying-film-theater-will-change-your-perspective?
It is the way you listen to other people.
It is the way you write down your ideas.
It is the way you view the world, the way you understand it. It can be changed! (it is also influenced by your age, environment, gender, education, personal experiences, etc.)
It is the way you speak your ideas. It never changes from birth.
5
1 pt
Based on the above definition of perspective, does our perception of the same film change based on our perspective at the time? (ie: you see something different in a film as an adult than you did as a child?)
Yes
No
6
1 pt
If perspective can change, and perspective influences perception, does everyone in the movie theater percieve the exact same thing when they watch a movie. Please explain why or why not (look back to question 4 for help).
7
1 pt
In the article https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/5-ways-studying-film-theater-will-change-your-perspective the author cites 5 ways studying film and theater will change the way you see things. Which of the five do you think would be the most significant in your life and why?
8
1 pt
According to the textbook, Understanding the Film: An Introduction to Film Appreciation, there are 3 aspects that go into seeing a film.
1. Learn to be more perceptive through talking and thinking about films.
2. Learn to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of a film. (Ex:Theme, Plot, Script, Acting, Setting/Costumes/Makeup/Diretction/Photography/Editing/Sound)
3. Learn to identify and measure your emotional response to a film.
Which of these do you feel you are the BEST at doing, currently?
Learn to be more perceptive through talking and thinking about films.
Learn to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of a film.
Learn to identify and measure your emotional response to a film.
I am horrible at all of these things
9
1 pt
According to the textbook, Understanding the Film: An Introduction to Film Appreciation, there are 3 aspects that go into seeing a film.
1. Learn to be more perceptive through talking and thinking about films.
2. Learn to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of a film. (Ex:Theme, Plot, Script, Acting, Setting/Costumes/Makeup/Diretction/Photography/Editing/Sound)
3. Learn to identify and measure your emotional response to a film.
Which of these do you feel you are the WORST at doing, currently?
Learn to be more perceptive through talking and thinking about films.
Learn to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of a film.
Learn to identify and measure your emotional response to a film.
I am awesome at all of these things
10
1 pt
According to https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/7-ways-watch-films-critically.html, you should do these 7 steps to critically look at a film. Which of these steps do you find the most appealing and why?
11
1 pt
Look again at the 7 Ways to Watch Films Ciritcally. Pay close attention to points 4 and 5 (Think About Why You Did or Didn't Enjoy It, and "Analyse Sound, Lighting and Production) Which of the following is NOT a point raised by the author in these two sections?
https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/7-ways-watch-films-critically.html
Watching the Film on mute will allow you to evaluate the visual aspects specifically.
You might want to consider whether the themes resonated with you, whether the acting was compelling, or simply whether the setting and cinematography were so lovely that it was a treat for the eyes.
Train yourself to see these aspects of a film (costume, lighting, etc.) every time, whether they’re done well or not. See if you can spot the difference between what’s merely adequate and what’s actively good
If it’s so bad it’s good, try to figure out what made you enjoy it while other films were simply so bad they remained bad.
12
1 pt
Does a movie need to excell in every component to be a critically acclaimed movie?
Yes, everything must be present and in excellent condition for a great movie.
No, not every single component will be excellent, but there needs to be excellence in many of the components for a great film.
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