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FILM/Cutting Edge

FILM/Cutting Edge

Question 1
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According to Walter Murch in the documentary Cutting Edge, _______ was the development in 1903 that allowed cinema to “take off.”
Select one:
a. the close-up
b. synchronous sound
c. the camera dolly
d. editing
Question 2
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According to The Cutting Edge, classic editing was revolutionized by Soviet Formalists and _______________.
Select one:
a. Italian Neo-realism.
b. world cinema from Japan, Sweden and India.
c. The French New Wave of “film critics turned directors.”
d. Hollywood’s Golden Era.
Question 3
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According to The Cutting Edge, D.W. Griffith developed “classical editing,” which relied on….
Select one:
a. “collision editing”
b. “the invisible cut”
Yes. Griffith’s classical editing minimized the cut by cutting gradually cutting in on a wide shot of a subject to a close shot of it, action always seeming continuous and fluid..
c. “sustaining cinema’s inherent realism by avoiding cuts”
d. “jump cuts that maintained basic framing despite omissions of time”
Question 4
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The Cutting Edge argues that digital editing within the frame
Select one:
a. may be possible within the next 10 years.
b. is not as effective as editing together more than six shots in a second.
c. is not as effective as editing together at least two shots every ten seconds.
d. not only “increases the editor’s control but also multiplies the number of decisions to be made.”
Question 5
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In the documentary Cutting Edge, Auguste Lumiere, one of “the fathers of cinema” is quoted as saying that….
Select one:
a. “cinema was an invention without a future.”
Yes.
It’s important to note that Lumiere’s movies were not edited.
b. “editing was the essence of cinema.”
c. “editing should be seamless.”
d. “cinema was a revolutionary invention.”

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