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Philosophy in film mid-term questions

by: Amanda Keaton

Philosophy in film mid-term questions PHL 266

Amanda Keaton
La Salle
GPA 3.4

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These are the questions that cover what are going to be on the mid-term exam. Make sure you know how to explain each one in detail and answer the complete question.
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Amanda Keaton on Monday February 29, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PHL 266 at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months taught by Cornelia Tsakiridou in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 54 views. For similar materials see Philosophy Looks at Film in PHIL-Philosophy at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months.


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Date Created: 02/29/16
EXAM 1 QUESTIONS TO KNOW Chapter 1-2 questions: 1. Explain in detail the skeptic's position and discuss in detail its three leading arguments. Incorporate in your discussion the photography of Cartier-Bresson and Sergei Eisenstein's Potemkin. 3. Discuss in detail the responses to the skeptic's three arguments using examples from Cartier-Bresson and Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin. 3. What is a medium? What is medium specificity? Discuss the example of the statue of Laocoon and its relationship to the medium specificity argument. 4. Explain in detail the medium specificity argument and the arguments that can be brought against it. 5. Take the following films: The Immigrant, Battleship Potemkin, Pina, Chien Andalou, Man with a Movie Camera. Which film is the least medium specific? Which is the most medium specific? Which can best undermine the medium specificity argument? Chapter 3 questions: 1. What is ontology? What is the ontology of cinema? What is a definition? Why do we need one?  Why should definitions remain open? 2. Define cinema according to the criteria identified by Carroll. Discuss each criterion separately,  using examples from at least 3 films that we saw in class. Pay attention to the distinction between  cinema and theater. 3. Which of the following films meets these criteria best: Man with a Movie Camera, Paisan (either  Naples or Florence), or Pina? 4. What is the intentional fallacy? What is the affective fallacy? Give examples.


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