Messaging in Television & Film: Themes & Examples


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All movies and television shows contain messages, some are stated explicitly and some implicitly. Explicit messages are _____.

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1. All movies and television shows contain messages, some are stated explicitly and some implicitly. Implicit messages are _____.

2. Silent films, like those of Charlie Chaplin, usually contain a message saying that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about messaging in television and film by answering these study questions. For the quiz, you'll be responsible for understanding key topics such as explicit messages and implicit messages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following points will be covered on the quiz:

  • Message of silent Charlie Chaplin films
  • Theme in most of the movies made during World War II
  • Role of Norman Lear in the world of film and television

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about implicit messages and one of the major themes in the movies made during World War II
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Norman Lear and how he's connected to the world of television and film
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding explicit messages

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more about these messages with the lesson named Messaging in Television & Film: Themes & Examples. Follow along via these points in the lesson:

  • Examples of explicit and implicit messages
  • Famous World War II movies
  • Messages in television after World War II
  • Economic messages and political messages