Influential American Filmmakers: Hitchcock to Spielberg


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Why was Hitchcock given the title, 'The Master of Suspense'?

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1. How did Orson Welles first gain notoriety?

2. What makes Walt Disney's work different from that of the other filmmakers discussed in this lesson?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will familiarize you with some of the most renowned filmmakers in American history. The questions throughout the quiz will ask you to identify noteworthy filmmakers in genres such as suspense and science fiction, and you'll also be asked to link directors to their most famous bodies of work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following points:

  • Identifying the 'Master of Suspense' in American film
  • Recognizing the famed filmmaker of 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones'
  • Associating a famous director with Westerns and notable landscapes
  • Naming the filmmaker of gangster films such as 'The Godfather'
  • Establishing the identity of the 'Citizen Kane' filmmaker

Skills Practiced

To master this quiz and worksheet, students will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American filmmakers lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding American filmmakers and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding American filmmakers

Additional Learning

To discover more about famous U.S. directors, review the accompanying lesson on American Filmmakers. This lesson addresses the following key points:

  • Common responsibilities of American filmmakers
  • The ways in which great filmmakers define themselves through their work
  • Lists of movie titles made by well-known American filmmakers
  • Stylistic approaches employed by the famous filmmakers in U.S. history