The author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the following statements?

Lucie on November 12, 2019

Why D?

Hello! Do we know D is correct because the first paragraph explains what typifies the classical era film that has a consistent structure that from which the musicals diverge? Thanks!

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BenMingov on November 12, 2019

Hi Lucie, thanks for the question!

This actually isn't the simplest question. But we are looking for the answer choice that the author would most likely agree with, so let's start from there.

Answer choice D says that "audiences learn to accept certain cinematic images as conventions primarily through repeated exposure to such images". This is supported by 53-58.

The issue with using the first paragraph as support for this answer is that it provides Bordwell's views, not necessarily the author's.

Hope this helps!

kassidee on May 4, 2020

But isn't that line not the authors point of view, isn't the author just interpreting what the artist is inferring?