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What do drama (live theater) and film (movies) have in common?
- use action as a principal means of communication
- are collaborative enterprises (involves writers, directors, actors, and technicians)
- are social arts, exhibited before groups of people (experienced publicly and individually)
What makes film language different from live theater?
has a broader range of techniques at its disposal
What is the basic unit of live theater?
What is the basic unit of a film?
In theater, we're informed when time transpires either by (1)_____ _________ or by the (2)________.
- 1. stage direction
- 2. dialogue
Temporal dislocations like the _________ are rare in the live theater, but commonplace in movies.
Due to the space in live theater for a scene, it almost always deals with ______ _____.
The "proscenium arch" in live theater is what the _____ is to film - a masking device that isolates objects and people only temporarily.
Movies often seem (1)_____ because acting styles can't be adjusted to newer audiences. Stage actors, can make even an old play seem (2)_____ and (3)________ despite the language, the (4)______________ and (5)________ can be easily adapted to current acting styles.
- 1. dated
- 2. fresh
- 3. relevant
- 4. interpretation
- 5. delivery
In theater, the viewer is more (1)_______ and must sort out what elements are (2)_________ and what is (3)__________. The viewer then has to fill in certain meanings in the (4)_______ of (5)______ details.
- 1. active
- 2. essential
- 3. incidental
- 4. absence
- 5. visual
In film, the audience is more (1)_______. All the necessary details are provided through (2)_____-___ and edited (3)______________.
- 1. passive
- 2. close-ups
- 3. juxtapositions
Theater is considered a (1)______'s medium because most of the meaning in theater is found in (2)_____ that are densely saturated with (3)___________.
- 1. writer's
- 2. words
- 3. information
In live theater, we often (1)____ before we (2)___, while film is a (3)______ art.
One of the major problems with adapting a play to film is determining how much of the (1)________ should be used because it is a primarily (2)______ art form.
Two major sources of information in live theater are (1)______ and (2)________.
Most plays avoid actions that require (1)____ or (2)______ spaces.
In a play, ballets and stylized tableaux are use for (1)_______ ____-shot actions and verbal articulation for (2)_____-__ actions.
- 1. extreme long-shot
- 2. close-up
Theatrical action is usually confined to what two shot ranges?
long-shot and full-shot ranges
The central to the aesthetic to theater is the (1)_____ _____, while film is based on (2)___________.
- 1. human being
- 2. photography
Auteur theory refers to...
a view that stressed the dominance of the director in film art.
According to the view of auteur theory whoever controls the (1)____ __ _____ - the medium of the story - is the true "(2)______" of a movie.
- 1. mise en scene
- 2. author
The equivalent of the film saying, it was "good except for it's direction," is the same for theater to say...
it's "good except for it's script."
In film, the director has more control over the (1)_____ product, while in theater, the director has more control during (2)__________ than the actual (3)___________.
- 1. final
- 2. rehearsals
- 3. performance
In live theater, the director is limited to one stationary space for the (1)____ __ _____; however it is a three dimensional space with the advantage of (2)_____, and (3)______ through the use of platforms.
- 1. mise en scene
- 2. depth
- 3. height