Film 12 Looking at Movies: Review Questions Name: Describe the

Film 12
Looking at Movies: Review Questions
1. Describe the difference between a passive and active viewer of movies.
2. Discuss characteristics movies shares with other art forms and also
characteristics that are unique to cinema.
3. Explain why most of a movie’s formal mechanisms remain invisible to the
viewer. List and discuss some of these mechanisms.
4. Discuss the relationship between the decisions the filmmaker makes about
form and style and the expectations a view has.
5. Define implicit meaning. List and discuss some factors that contribute to
implicit meaning.
6. What is the difference between implicit and explicit meaning? How are they
7. Define formal analysis and describe what such an analysis would entail.
8. What are the differences between formal analysis and cultural analysis?