Stage plays, at first, seem a lot like films. Both use actors and dialogue and scenery. But if you try to make a film by setting up a camera in front of the stage, you will find it won’t work. A film made in this way will leave the audience cold. And even worse you’ll b3e wasting a powerful tool --- the camera.
A stage is actually a box. One side of the box has been removed so the audience can see what’s going on inside. The actors remain at a fixed audience. In the film, however, the camera can bring the audience up close and fix their attention on small but important things: a frightened look, a whisper, a trembling of hands.
The camera offers the film maker freedom allowing him to move easily across barriers(界限) of time and space. He can show his action in real cities and on real farms. He can also use the camera to change the scene dozens of times in one film. No expert of the stage can do this.
36. The main idea of the text is that ________ .
A. stage plays and films are two different kinds of art
B. it is always disappointing to turn play into films
C. films have certain advantages(长处) over stage plays
D. the camera has made film making easy and possible
37. What is wrong with making a film by setting up a camera before the stage ?
A. Fewer and fewer people will go to the theatre.
B. The audience cannot see what is going on on the stage.
C. The scene cannot be changed from time to time.
D. The powerful camera cannot be made good use of.
38. Which of the following can show that the camera is a powerful tool ?
A. It can move easily. B. It can make small things look larger.
C. It can show things in the future. D. It can give us a scene of realism.
39. In what way are plays different from film ?
A. Films often use real scenery while plays don’t.
B. Films can show the past while plays can’t.
C. Films change scenes while plays don’t.
D. Film audience can move while play audience can’t.
40. A suitable title for this text is _______.
A. Stage Plays and Film B. The Powerful Camera
C. Fewer Plays, More Films D. Less Waste, More Freedom