Sounds in the Film
Listen to part of a lecture in a film studies class.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. The influence of theater on early sound films
- B. Conflicting views on uses of sound during the early days of sound films
- C. The great progress in cinema after the development of sound
- D. Viewer reactions to early sound films
- According to the professor, what types of sound were used in silent film theaters?
[CHOOSE 3 ANSWERS]
- A. Live music performed in the theater
- B. Sound effects created in the theater
- C. Recorded sound tracks played with the film
- D. Live narration during the film
- E. Musical entertainment offered before the film
- What is the professor’s attitude toward early movie producers?
- A. He is critical of their influence on films.
- B. He thinks they had little influence on films.
- C. He thinks they understood what audiences wanted.
- D. He acknowledges that they made progress possible.
- According to the professor, what was characteristic of sound films in the 1920s?
- A. Dialogues between characters were kept to a minimum.
- B. Many films were closely based on theater plays.
- C. Musical sound tracks were added to most films.
- D. Sounds were recorded separately and added to films later.
- What is an example of synchronous sound in a film?
- A. A character hearing a train that is not visible
- B. A past conversation being replayed in a character’s mind
- C. A character playing guitar and singing on screen
- D. A song playing at the end of a film as credits appear on the screen
B ABD A B C