film ch 6: Stage and Screen Acting

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film ch 6: Stage and Screen Acting
2013-11-04 15:54:02

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  1. What are the four categories of film acting?
    • extras
    • nonprofessional performers
    • trained professionals
    • stars
  2. Extras refers to...
    • actors that are used primarily to provide a sense of a crowd
    • they are used as camera material, like a landscape or a set
  3. Nonprofessional performers refers to...
    • amateur players who are chosen not because of their acting ability, but because of their authentic appearance
    • they look right for a given part
  4. Trained professionals refers to...
    a stage or screen performer that is capable of playing a variety of roles in a variety of styles
  5. The majority of actors fall into which film acting category?

    a. extras
    b. nonprofessional performers
    c. trained professional
    d. star
  6. Stars refers to...
    a famous performer who is widely recognized by the public.
  7. What was developed and dominated in American cinema, yet is hardly unique to movies?
    The star system.
  8. Virtually all performers in film acting concede that their work is shaped by which person?

    a. cinematographer
    b. director
    c. casting director
    d. teacher
  9. Who expressed the following: "No matter what you do in film, it is, after all, bits and pieces for the director, and that's marvelous for the director but it doesn't allow the actor to learn to mold a part. In films, it's the director who is the artist. An actor has much more chance to create on stage."
    Actress Kim Stanley
  10. What is an important requirement for a stage actor/actress?
    to have a flexible, trained voice. to be seen and heard clearly.
  11. What are important physical requirements for a stage actor/actress?
    • It helps to be tall, so that you can be seen from the back of the auditorium.
    • Be able to control your body with some degree of precision, because it is always in view.
  12. Antionioni explains "expressiveness" as...
    when an actor must look interesting
  13. The more realistic the director's techniques, the more necessary it is to rely on the abilities of the _________.
  14. Realist directors tend to favor (1)____ _____, which tend to keep the performer's entire body withing the (2)_____.
    • 1. long shots
    • 2. frame
  15. The realist director tends to favor _______ _____ - thus permitting the actors to sustain performances for relatively long periods without interruption.
    lengthy takes
  16. The more formalistic the director, the less likely he or she is to value the _____'_ contribution.
  17. (1)_________ observed that in real life people do not necessarily reveal what they think or feel. He preferred to convey ideas and emotions through (2)______ ______________.
    • 1. Hitchcock
    • 2. edited juxtapositions
  18. Who said that he uses actors only as part of the composition - "like a tree, a wall, or a cloud." ?
  19. Who said that films should be made cinematically rather than theatrically, by "bypassing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are."?
  20. The dialogue in a movie can be ______, so a director can re-record a line until it's perfect.
  21. In _____-__-____ shots, actors must direct their lines at the camera rather than at another player.