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FTS 008 1st Edition Exam 1 Study Guide1. How does the emergence of the talkie initially affect film form? Why were so many theorists and filmmakers opposed to the introduction of sound? What was the first sound film? How was sound introduced? What is the first mechanism for sound?2. How is the change from silent cinema to the talkie manifested in Hitchcock’s Blackmail? How does the ending of Blackmail depart from the usual happy ending?3. What are the basic elements of Alfred Hitchcock’s filmmaking? What are his most important films? How did he experiment with sound?4. What is the difference between surprise and suspense? Why did Hitchcock prefer suspense? 5. What is the MacGuffin? Why is it important for Hithcock? Who is the most important character in the film for Hitchcock?6. Why is Bitter Tea of General Yen an atypical Capra film? What is the film’s main focus? Why do critics devalue it? What was Capra’s goal in making it?7. How is General Yen racist? How does the film challenge racist views of spectators?8. What was Hollywood’s general attitude toward race? What kind of racist stereotypes did cinema often employ?9. What role did Birth of a Nation play in Hollywood’s treatment of race?10. What is the typical focus of a Capra film? Why is this focus important? What do Capra’s films suggest about class conflict in America?11. What is Capra’s relationship to American ideology? What makes Capra a quintessential Hollywood filmmaker of his time?12. What is Thedor Adorno’s critique of mass culture? What is the effect of film on the spectator, according to Adorno? 13. What does mass culture degenerate into, for Adorno? What does he think of film’s abilityto create a sense of reality for spectators?14. What is the studio system and why is it so powerful?15. How does the studio system function? What are the major and minor studios? What is the history of each studio and what were their specialties?16. What is the Production Code? 17. What year was it fully initiated and who were the main figures in its deployment? 18. How did it affect cinema?19. How is the screwball comedy a product of the Production Code?20. How are different antagonisms resolved in Easy Living?21. What is French Poetic Realism? How does The Lower Depths fit in this tradition?22. How does class division play out in The Lower Depths? How does the film use film form to comment on class relations?23. What are the significant events in Jean Renoir’s career?24. How does Jean Renoir use depth of field or deep focus?25. Why is depth of field or deep focus important aesthetically and


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