Crossword clues for film
- A form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
- A thin coating or layer
- Molander's "Dollar": 1937
- Thin coating
- Spike Lee product
- Cinéaste's product
- Cannes display
- Preminger product
- "Phffft!" e.g.
- Thin membrane
- Shoot a movie
- Cannes ___ Festival
- Item not to be exposed
- Oliver Stone product
- Paparazzo's need
- Rochester output
- "M" or "V"
- Medium of this puzzle's theme
- Thin veneer
- Eastman invention
- Certain residue
- Thin haze
- What soap may leave
- Kodak product
- What each completed pair of theme answers in this puzzle is
- "Annie" or "Annie Hall"
- Canon fodder?
- Take some shots
- A thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
- Photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion
- Used to make negatives or transparencies
- A medium (art or business) that disseminates moving pictures
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Film \Film\, v. t.
To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
to make a motion picture of (any event or literary work); to record with a movie camera; as, to film the inauguration ceremony; to film Dostoevsky's War and Peace.
Film \Film\, n. [AS. film skin, fr. fell skin; akin to fylmen membrane, OFries. filmene skin. See Fell skin.]
A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity.
He from thick films shall purge the visual ray.
hence, any thin layer covering a surface.
A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film.
(Photog.) The layer, usually of gelatin or collodion, containing the sensitive salts of photographic plates.
(Photog.) a flexible sheet of celluloid or other plastic material to which a light-sensitive layer has been applied, used for recording images by the processes of photography. It is commonly used in rolls mounted within light-proof canisters suitable for simple insertion into cameras designed for such canisters. On such rolls, varying numbers of photographs may be taken before the canister needs to be replaced.
a motion picture.
the art of making motion pictures; -- used mostly in the phrase the film.
a thin transparent sheet of plastic, used for wrapping objects; as, polyethylene film.
Celluloid film (Photog.), a thin flexible sheet of celluloid, coated with a sensitized emulsion of gelatin, and used as a substitute for photographic plates.
Cut film (Photog.), a celluloid film cut into pieces suitable for use in a camera.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English filmen "membrane, thin skin, foreskin," from West Germanic *filminjan (cognates: Old Frisian filmene "skin," Old English fell "hide"), extended from Proto-Germanic *fello(m) "animal hide," from PIE *pel- (4) "skin, hide" (cognates: Greek pella, Latin pellis "skin").\n
\nSense of "a thin coat of something" is 1570s, extended by 1845 to the coating of chemical gel on photographic plates. By 1895 this also meant the coating plus the paper or celluloid. Hence "a motion picture" (1905); sense of "film-making as a craft or art" is from 1920.
c.1600, "to cover with a film or thin skin," from film (v.). Intransitive sense is from 1844. Meaning "to make a movie of" is from 1899. Related: Filmed; filming.
n. 1 A thin layer of some substance; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity. 2 (context photography English) A medium used to capture images in a camer
3 A motion picture. 4 A slender thread, such as that of a cobwe
vb. 1 To record a motion picture on photographic film 2 To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
n. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location" [syn: movie, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick]
a thin coating or layer; "the table was covered with a film of dust"
a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things [syn: plastic film]
photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies [syn: photographic film]
Film is a 1965 short film written by Samuel Beckett, his only screenplay. It was commissioned by Barney Rosset of Grove Press. Writing began on 5 April 1963 with a first draft completed within four days. A second draft was produced by 22 May and a forty-leaf shooting script followed thereafter. It was filmed in New York in July 1964.
Beckett’s original choice for the lead – referred to only as “O” – was Charlie Chaplin, but his script never reached him. Both Beckett and the director Alan Schneider were interested in Zero Mostel and Jack MacGowran. However, the former was unavailable and the latter, who accepted at first, became unavailable due to his role in a "Hollywood epic." Beckett then suggested Buster Keaton. Schneider promptly flew to Los Angeles and persuaded Keaton to accept the role along with "a handsome fee for less than three weeks' work." James Karen, who was to have a small part in the film, also encouraged Schneider to contact Keaton.
The filmed version differs from Beckett's original script but with his approval since he was on set all the time, this being his only visit to the United States. The script printed in Collected Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett (Faber and Faber, 1984) states:“This is the original film project for Film. No attempt has been made to bring it into line with the finished work. The one considerable departure from what was imagined concerns the opening sequence in the street. This was first shot as given, then replaced by a simplified version in which only the indispensable couple is retained. For the rest the shooting script followed closely the indications in the script.”
It was remade by the British Film Institute (1979, 16 mm, 26 minutes) without Beckett’s supervision, as Film: a screenplay by Samuel Beckett. David Rayner Clark directed Max Wall.
It first appeared in print in Eh Joe and Other Writings (Faber and Faber, 1967).
A film is a story conveyed with moving images.
Film may also refer to:
Film was a Yugoslav rock group founded in 1978 in Zagreb. Film was one of the most popular rock groups of the former Yugoslav new wave in the late 1970s to early 1980s.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon. This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession. The process of filmmaking is both an art and an industry. A film is created by photographing actual scenes with a motion picture camera; by photographing drawings or miniature models using traditional animation techniques; by means of CGI and computer animation; or by a combination of some or all of these techniques and other visual effects.
The word "cinema", short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself. The contemporary definition of cinema is the art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere by the means of recorded or programmed moving images along with other sensory stimulations.
Films were originally recorded onto plastic film through a photochemical process, and then shown through a movie projector onto a large screen. The adoption of CGI-based special effects led to the use of digital intermediates. Most contemporary films are now fully digital through the entire process of production, distribution, and exhibition from start to finish. Films recorded in a photochemical form traditionally included an analogous optical soundtrack, which is a graphic recording of the spoken words, music and other sounds that accompany the images. It runs along a portion of the film exclusively reserved for it and is not projected.
Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures. They reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment, and a powerful medium for educating—or indoctrinating—citizens. The visual basis of film gives it a universal power of communication. Some films have become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles to translate the dialog into the language of the viewer. Some have criticized the film industry's glorification of violence and its potentially negative treatment of women.
The individual images that make up a film are called frames. During projection of traditional films, a rotating shutter causes intervals of darkness as each frame in turn is moved into position to be projected, but the viewer does not notice the interruptions because of an effect known as persistence of vision, whereby the eye retains a visual image for a fraction of a second after the source has been removed. The perception of motion is due to a psychological effect called phi phenomenon.
The name "film" originates from the fact that photographic film (also called film stock) has historically been the medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist for an individual motion picture, including picture, picture show, moving picture, photoplay and flick. The most common term in the United States is movie, while in Europe film is preferred. Terms for the field in general include the big screen, the silver screen, the movies and cinema; the latter is commonly used in scholarly texts and critical essays, especially by European writers. In early years, the word sheet was sometimes used instead of screen.
Film is a monthly Polish magazine devoted to cinema. It has been in publication since 1946, originally as a bimonthly publication. The founders were Jerzy Giżycki, Zbigniew Pitera, Tadeusz Kowalski, and Leon Bukowiecki.
Since September 2012, the editor-in-chief has been Tomasz Raczek. Previous editors have included Maciej Pawlicki, Lech Kurpiewski, Igor Zalewski and Robert Mazurek, Agnieszka Różycka, Marcin Prokop and Jacek Rakowiecki.
In January 2007, Film was purchased by Platforma Mediowa Point Group (PMPG).
Usage examples of "film".
When that was done, we were going to have him give you all a little talk at Ahu Akivi and film that as well.
Over to the side, Daniel, who, like me, was oblivious to anything that could not be seen through the camera lens, kept right on filming, panning across the back of the ahu, not noticing the absolute chaos just to his left.
The magazine ads for fallout shelters with plush carpeting and Scrabble sets, the sad government films teaching kindergartners to survive an airburst by popping under their school desks: the age of information has caught up with itself.
There is by now a vast library of described and filmed conversations, employing Ameslan and other gestural languages, with Washoe, Lucy, Lana and other chimpanzees studied by the Gardners and others.
Whereas the old script had been primarily about a berserk Amishman who strangled and then did unspeakable things to women in a bathtub, the new script called for the movie to be filmed almost exclusively in a barn.
X-ray film displayed off to one side and at the blood-pressure indicator, which the anesthetist read off at thirty-second intervals.
When you do that, you remover debris, stimulate small glands to secrete oil for a tear film that covers the eyes like Saran Wrap, and simulate your own tears, which are antibacterial and hydrate the cornea.
Russ began filming the initial scene, where the actor comes up the gravel walk leading to the Apgar farmhouse.
Zoe assumed that Arcadia was in her early forties, but she possessed the timeless elegance of a 1930s film star.
KPAX is suspiciously like an Argentinean film from 1986 called Man Facing Southeast.
And lower down the great forest trees arch over it, and the sunbeams trickle through them, and dance in many a quiet pool, turning the far-down sands to gold, brightening majestic tree-ferns, and shining on the fragile polypodium tamariscinum which clings tremblingly to the branches of the graceful waringhan, on a beautiful lygodium which adorns the uncouth trunk of an artocarpus, on glossy ginger-worts and trailing yams, on climbers and epiphytes, and on gigantic lianas which, climbing to the tops of the tallest trees, descend in vast festoons, many of them with orange and scarlet flowers and fruitage, passing from tree to tree, and interlacing the forest with a living network, while selaginellas and lindsayas, and film ferns, and trichomanes radicans drape the rocks in feathery green, along with mosses scarcely distinguishable from ferns.
In this case Brentford, Middlesex Inside, as well as the cassette of exposed film there would be a completed address slip to be stuck on the packet of processed transparencies.
The band of gel containing each protein can either be cut out with a razorblade and the radioactivity in it counted, or the whole gel can be placed against X-ray film and an autoradiogram made, just as with the 2-DG experiment.
Local al Qaeda coordinators included Jamal al Badawi and Fahd al Quso, who was supposed to film the attack from a nearby apartment.
She reminded Banks of the kind of elegant, remote blondes that Alfred Hitchcock had cast in so many of his films.