The following quiz is a 25-question multiple choice quiz on the 2006 documentary "Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light" directed by Gary Leva that can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class. This assessment assesses a student's comprehension of the film's topics on the characteristics, examples, uses of different filmmaking language systems, style, sociocultural context, subject matter, and filmmaking history and theory of the classic film noir style. This engaging documentary with interviews from many notable filmmakers today like Christopher Nolan analyzes this genre and in combination with the use of this packet will highlight the impact of film noir on film history. This is a MUST WATCH film and MUST USE handout for an English class studying crime or detective fiction, film studies, or media studies course.
A study guide packet on the film that can be used as a formative assessment to prepare students for this summative assessment is available as a separate purchase by clicking here
The documentary can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here