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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
film
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a comedy film
▪ They were the most successful comedy films of all time.
a film crew
▪ The film crew were making a political documentary.
a film/art/music etc critic
▪ He became the chief music critic for the Herald Tribune.
a film/movie camera
▪ Karl trained the movie camera on him.
a film/movie director
▪ the film director Stephen Spielberg
a film/movie fan
▪ This book is a must for all film fans.
a film/music/dance/arts festival
▪ The movie won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
a film/music/poetry etc award
▪ the annual British music awards
a movie/film/screen/Hollywood actor
▪ the movie actor Brad Pitt
a sad story/song/film
▪ He had listened patiently to his client’s sad story about her awful life.
a television (film) crew
▪ A television crew were allowed to film the meeting.
a television film/movie (=a film that has been made to be shown on television, not in a cinema)
▪ Ford appeared in several television movies.
appear in a film/play
▪ She has already appeared in a number of films.
car/film/shoe etc maker
▪ a quality furniture maker
▪ a leading Japanese computer maker
feature film
film noir
film star
film/acting/directorial etc debut
▪ His Broadway debut was ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’.
funny story/joke/film etc
▪ Do you remember any funny stories about work?
independent film (=one not made or produced by a large film production company)
mass-market paperback/novel/film etc
▪ a mass-market paperback priced at $8.99
self-indulgent novel/film etc (=said when you think the book or film only expresses the author or director's own interests, which are not interesting to other people)
television/film/stage etc adaptation
▪ He’s working on a screen adaptation of his latest novel.
television/film/theatre producer
the film version (=a film of a book or play)
▪ He appeared in the film version of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'.
the film/music industry (=the work of producing films or music)
▪ She would really like to work in the music industry.
watch a programme/film/show
▪ They were watching a film on TV.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
independent
▪ The subject is contentious enough in all conscience - the independent film.
▪ No one could argue with the contention that 1996 was the year of the independent film.
▪ The independent film movement, broadly speaking, grew out of an art tradition.
▪ But he eventually migrated to Chicago, where he acted in independent films and theater.
▪ National Video Resources aims to help increase public access to high quality, independent film and video.
▪ Mr Afman built up a profitable portfolio of loans, mostly to small, independent film studios and heavily secured.
▪ And those vignettes were made by local college students working with an award-winning independent film director.
late
▪ Now she fears that her latest film, her masterwork, may threaten her ability to work there in the future.
▪ His latest film Peter's Friends is due out this week with Branagh serving as producer, director and star.
▪ They were late for the film and had to go all the way down to the second row.
▪ Derek Malcolm reviews Kevin Costner's latest film, and the other new releases.
▪ And a fairytale ending ... Speilberg's latest film to aid children's hospital.
▪ Interview: David Puttnam's enigma variations Puttnam's latest film is made for television.
short
▪ The stimulus material was a short silent comedy film made by Mack Sennet around 1925.
▪ In short, this film of which I dreamt was not a montage of standard scenes and stock characters.
▪ Wide Angle screening day A programme of innovative short films and videos made at Wide Angle this year.
▪ Disney hired him when he was 21 as a writer, based on a short film he had made as a student.
▪ A short film will be shown on Black and Decker prior to the tour followed by a question and answer session.
▪ The only black nominated was director Diane Houston for a live-action short film.
▪ The short is a film about sailing.
▪ Robert Benchley, a writer turned stand-up comedian who pioneered television-type comedy in his short films.
■ NOUN
crew
▪ The gunmen and the survivors who came here, the photographers and correspondents and film crews simply walked on to the theatrical stage.
▪ A film crew had it narrowed down to Ahwatukee or a spot near the Phoenix Zoo.
▪ And did the film crew make a difference?
▪ After Major League Baseball agreed to cooperate, the Giants allowed film crews access to the stadium.
▪ As their cameras rolled, the film crew looked on anxiously while Crawford drove the Rolls up the ramp.
▪ Neighbors, many of them familiar to Primo, and the film crew, were just standing around.
▪ Because she was used to humans our film crew was able to cut her free.
critic
▪ Vincent Canby, the influential New York Times film critic, has died aged 76.
▪ The film has gotten good reviews, but it has scared the wits out of some male film critics.
▪ Today we are a film critic.
▪ After the University of Montpellier he worked first as a film critic, then as a reporter in Paris.
▪ The two day forum will consider, amongst other issues, the current role of the film critic.
▪ Have new television channels, satellite cable etc. made the film critic redundant and fit for an academic existence only?
director
▪ There are few film directors who can resist a good car chase.
▪ And sometimes, he even toys with his long-running fantasy of dropping out of the business and becoming a film director.
▪ So was film director Oliver Stone.
▪ Now the legendary film director wants Sam to fly to New York for a second interview next week.
▪ Cleese, 52, fell for her after his divorce two years ago from his second wife, film director Barbara Trentham.
▪ The usually private Sporty Spice posed hand-in-hand with film director Dan Cadan.
▪ This film director, Bella Kropotkin, was undoubtedly after him, and undoubtedly he would take advantage of it - tonight!
▪ By 1989 there were very few significant Marxist philosophers, critics, or film directors in Britain.
feature
▪ We want to make the first feature film with a laugh track.
▪ Fiona Fullerton, then only fifteen and in her third feature film, played Alice.
▪ All three feature films have been turned into prime-time series.
▪ A high-profile Hollywood feature film now runs about $ 50 million to produce.
▪ The early feature films took up society as the situation required.
▪ The first star of a Steven Spielberg feature film may not be a name you recognize.
industry
▪ An analogy with the film industry, or treatment as an entirely distinct medium requiring its own organization, was inappropriate.
▪ Figures for employment in the film industry are vague.
▪ While tightening control of film content, the government has opened the film industry to market forces in two ways.
▪ The film industry is obsessed with drugs.
maker
▪ Its footage is mainly licensed world-wide to film makers for inclusion in features and documentaries.
▪ Movie companies are understandably uptight about relinquishing control over how products are portrayed by film makers.
▪ For his documentary, Oxford film maker, Richard Stanley looked not only at how Oxfam works, but why it exists.
▪ But this time it's the plane's owners and pilots who've turned film makers.
▪ Voice over It's a chance for the film makers to make the most of the true Oxford experience.
▪ Eventually car chases became a clich, and film makers explored alternative transport in their quest for cinematic thrills.
▪ An initiative to improve the skills of local film makers was also piloted.
▪ The film makers say it shows routine insensitivity to livestock, but experts say they're wrong.
noir
▪ Tetchy, funny, ugly and clever, this replays the dynamic of a first-class film noir.
▪ Cinema verity, film noir, that kind of thing.
▪ The story is designed to be a modern-day film noir.
▪ Vanessa Vail must have polluted Daine's film noir universe.
▪ But, significantly, Softley brings in, as the plot encourages, stylistic elements of film noir.
producer
▪ It would be a film producer, an electronics company, a retailing outfit and a publishing house.
▪ Is there really any connection between Leonardo and Columbus apart from the sort imagined by flatulent film producers?
▪ Inspired by those ten minutes in Bullitt, film producers even tried extending the car chase to fill the whole film.
▪ The film producer Sam Goldwyn was informed that an actress contracted to his studio had had a baby.
▪ And Mellor willingly accepted her lavish hospitality - even though he was Arts Minister at the time and she was a film producer.
▪ Can this tightly-controlled society churn out inspired film producers?
▪ He replaces film producer David Putnam who is standing down after seven years in the position.
star
▪ Jacqui was as beautiful as any film star.
▪ They were all a bunch of spoiled, badly behaved film stars and he had no patience with any of them.
▪ A millionaires' row for the aristocracy, film stars and the kings of international business empires.
▪ His background hardly prepared him for a life of elegant luxury as a film star or obedience to the star system.
▪ Hedy Lamarr, the film star who was billed as the most beautiful woman in the world, has died aged 86.
▪ She ran off with a younger film star.
▪ The wireless and the cinema gave me such enjoyment that I decided I'd become an actor, a film star.
▪ The film Star Wars demonstrates this perfectly, both in sound and vision.
version
▪ A film version of J K Rowling's first novel is expected to boost sales.
▪ Meanwhile, the film version of Skipped Parts begins production this summer.
▪ It was like the search for the Holy Grail, but more like the Monty Python film version.
▪ Except for a film version of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, his film career was mainly an extension of his operetta activities.
▪ He was the first actor chosen for the film version, which Douglas produced.
▪ The offices are so old-fashioned that one was used as Scrooge's office in a recent film version of A Christmas Carol.
■ VERB
appear
▪ If strong women characters do appear in Hollywood film, this is no consolation for feminists.
▪ Neikrug is also gratified that Schell appeared in the film.
▪ He has now appeared in 60-odd films.
▪ As you select the photos you want to use, they appear on the film strips.
▪ Robin Quivers, Fred Norris and others from the morning show will appear in the film.
▪ But 19-year-old model Saffron Domini needed little persuasion to appear in a harrowing film about racism and violence.
▪ As Mike had feared, the chimps did appear on film rather like dark shadows lost in the leaves.
make
▪ Here everything that goes into making a roll of film is monitored, recorded and automatically adjusted.
▪ She was born there, she lived there until age 21, and she has made nine documentary films about the country.
▪ But I have made the films as I wanted them.
▪ It turns the essential artifice of this new delivery system into an asset, making the film seem a paean to plastic.
▪ I had never thought of making films.
▪ Four years in the making, the film is a jaw-dropping spectacle, with one bravura sequence topping the one before.
▪ Cleese has since sold his share of Video Arts for a reputed £7 million, but he still makes films for them.
▪ Oddly, this scene makes the film a good date movie, but not necessarily a good first date movie.
produce
▪ Production Once the script has been agreed, the agency selects the production company to produce the film.
▪ Dreyfuss also will produce the film.
▪ In this example, the marginal benefit of another film exceeds the marginal cost of producing another film.
▪ Leigh has an idiosyncratic style of filmmaking that produces quirky, layered films.
▪ Unlike a conventional photograph, an image of both sides of the ewer is produced on the radiographic film.
▪ It has also produced an increase in films shot overseas, with foreign casts.
▪ The tax on films is causing too few films to be produced.
▪ The application of the patina produces a thin black film.
see
▪ It reminded him of the zombies he had seen in the horror film at the Empire.
▪ Go to see foreign films together.
▪ It convinces you that you have to see this film.
▪ Tourists go for what they have seen in films or in photographs.
▪ They'd seen the film that summer at Abbotsfield.
▪ I was beginning to get scared even before I'd seen the film.
▪ I've seen a lot on film.
▪ But the idea that you have to see the original film is misplaced and outmoded.
shoot
▪ I shot film of them carrying Tho away.
▪ Similarly, there is now available a fundamental choice between shooting on film or video.
▪ Claire Raskind, publicist for Fish Tale Productions, which just finished shooting the film, declined comment.
▪ They had shot their own film and it somehow got mislaid.
▪ The students came up with the stories, molded the characters and then shot the short films.
▪ His criticism will fuel controversy about the book on the island, where a film starring Nicolas Cage is being shot.
▪ This afternoon I shot film on Highway 1, in a village south of Neak Luong.
show
▪ Through it, Donna could see the first of many wax tableaux showing famous film stars.
▪ I wish I could show you a film of a dunk I had in Milwaukee....
▪ But here my fourteen-year-old daughter was shown a film about it in school.
▪ Teachers can improve their own demonstration techniques by observing methods shown in films.
▪ Among other presentations, the workshop showed films of the pole balancer.
▪ Kirby did manage to show it at a film festival in Florence.
▪ Can a teacher be punished for showing an it-rated film to students?
watch
▪ We settle down to watch the next film.
▪ For two minutes he tried to settle into the movie, but it was like watching a film within a film.
▪ The gangs would want to watch the film, but occasionally also drag an usherette into the exit.
▪ Numerous households will want to watch the film either simultaneously or at overlapping times.
▪ But watching the films being edited down, I found myself studying neither Karajan nor the orchestra.
▪ I watch a lot of film, and there are guys who from time to time take it easy.
▪ I was also diverted, watching the film on video, by what she was writing on her official papers.
▪ Gray said he asked four of the men who live in Tuskegee to watch the film with him.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
animated cartoon/film/feature etc
▪ All the energy and excitement in this live-action remake of the much-loved Disney animated film went into merchandizing and marketing.
▪ Application Discuss animated cartoons with your students.
▪ Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
▪ Give them the following information: Every time you see an animated cartoon you are seeing a series of pictures.
▪ The two animated films are the No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling movie videos of all time.
▪ There is a large selection of animated cartoons produced for children.
cult film/band/figure etc
▪ Brad Pitt in the cult film Fight Club was a fraudulent soap salesman.
▪ He became a cult figure in which notions of salvation by innocent suffering have a place.
▪ He is loved to the point of becoming a cult figure.
▪ He often introduces himself to boomer types as the B-string lyricist for that perennial underground cult band, the Grateful Dead.
▪ Healing spas were based on a local cult figure and the devotees underwent rituals which included bathing and communal eating.
▪ I start by telling him that he's quite the cult figure here in Annapolis, and he looks stunned.
▪ This, however, did not prevent him from becoming a cult figure among some of the Jacobins and other revolutionaries.
▪ Vanessa Nygaard is a cult figure waiting to happen, a gale-force personality blowing through Maples Pavilion.
fast film/lens
▪ Minerals giving very low intensity emission, such as quartz grains, required many minutes or even hours of exposure with fast films.
feel-good film/programme/music etc
full-length play/book/film etc
▪ How to turn a tightly compressed event into a full-length book?
hard-boiled film/thriller/fiction etc
naughty jokes/magazines/films etc
slasher film/movie etc
▪ So it is saved from looking like a slasher movie with pretensions, or a sub-Joe Eszterhas chiller.
violent film/play/drama
▪ He thought of hitting Guy, saw himself doing it, like some violent film, slow-motion.
▪ His nose was broken in two places by a player he had sent off for violent play.
▪ They have a violent film then they have a violent advert.
wine/film/opera etc buff
▪ Alas, even the most well-meaning opera buffs have an unfortunate habit of making their favorite indoor sport sound impossibly complicated.
▪ For the real film buff, however, the place to be has to be BlackStar.
▪ Inside, bartenders wearing leather harnesses serve beer in cans to an assortment of brutes, heathens, and opera buffs.
▪ It all started when wine buff Liz entered another competition in the Express.
▪ Rubbish, I hear all you wine buffs out there say.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ For months the town was full of cameras, lighting and members of the film crew.
▪ Have you seen any good films lately?
▪ It's the usual sort of film about boy meets girl.
▪ Raymond was well-known in film and television.
▪ She wiped away the light film of sweat that had formed on her upper lip.
▪ Tarantino is one of the most famous film directors of our time.
▪ The film starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
▪ the Hollywood film industry
▪ The story of Lawrence of Arabia was made into a feature film in 1962.
▪ They're showing some classic French films at the Rialto.
▪ What's your favourite James Bond film?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Given his style of working, his new film had to be a particular challenge.
▪ I was making a children's film nearby.
▪ In the book and the film Mr Suharto appears egocentric and opinionated.
▪ The highlights films erode appreciation for the various beauties of the game, some of which are small and patient.
▪ The naturalness and energy in Fields' performances made these films popular with both middle-class and working-class audiences.
▪ Well, no film was ever made that way.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
camera
▪ The stunt took two years to perfect, and the team used a series of remote cameras to film every breath-taking second.
▪ Then came the day that bought a video camera and filmed me ironing.
▪ But in the second half when the Glenavon fans were creating trouble the cameras did not film them!
▪ There is just one television camera for filming.
crew
▪ They can also send out crews quite easily to film their parliament or people.
movie
▪ Before then, the Beatles squeezed recording into a schedule that included constant touring and the filming of two movies.
scene
▪ Reed delayed filming his scenes in the hope that Brando might change his mind, but finally he gave up and quit.
▪ He and his co-stars describe how scary it was filming the battle scenes in their new movie.
▪ Miss Perrie was about to film key scenes for Coronation Street when she was dramatically taken ill.
▪ They were rehearsed and filmed like scenes with dialogue.
series
▪ Sarah, whose show is a worldwide ratings hit, is now filming another series.
show
▪ End of October, and the day of filming the actual show at Granada's Manchester studios becomes reality.
▪ We recorded nearly every night after filming the television show.
video
▪ He is filmed by a video surveillance camera.
▪ The bungy jumping was filmed on video.
▪ He was filmed by video security cameras leaving the shops with two youths.
■ VERB
begin
▪ Now that I had found my silver-grey subject I could begin filming.
▪ The Matrix sequels are due to begin filming in California in March.
start
▪ When we started filming she was very shy but she got better as she went along and she picked up confidence.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ They filmed the movie off the west coast of Ireland.
▪ We need permission to film in some of those old churches.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He received 2,000 fan letters a week and, when filming, had no less than 18 stand-ins lined up.
▪ It's a very austere movie, filmed largely in semi-darkness and featuring a morose baroque soundtrack.
▪ One of their captors filmed the shootings with a video camera.
▪ The bungy jumping was filmed on video.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Film

Film \Film\, v. t.

  1. To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.

    It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
    --Shak.

  2. 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 \Film\, n. [AS. film skin, fr. fell skin; akin to fylmen membrane, OFries. filmene skin. See Fell skin.]

  1. A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity.

    He from thick films shall purge the visual ray.
    --Pope.

  2. hence, any thin layer covering a surface.

  3. A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.

    Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film.
    --Shak.

  4. (Photog.) The layer, usually of gelatin or collodion, containing the sensitive salts of photographic plates.

  5. (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.

  6. a motion picture.

  7. the art of making motion pictures; -- used mostly in the phrase the film.

  8. 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
film

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.

film

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.

Wiktionary
film

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

  1. 3 A motion picture. 4 A slender thread, such as that of a cobwe

  2. vb. 1 To record a motion picture on photographic film 2 To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.

WordNet
film
  1. 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]

  2. a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events" [syn: cinema, celluloid]

  3. a thin coating or layer; "the table was covered with a film of dust"

  4. a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things [syn: plastic film]

  5. photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies [syn: photographic film]

film
  1. v. make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie" [syn: shoot, take]

  2. record in film; "The coronation was filmed"

Wikipedia
Film (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).

Film (disambiguation)

A film is a story conveyed with moving images.

Film may also refer to:

Film (band)

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.

Film

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 (Iranian magazine)

Film ( Persian:فیلم) is an Iranian film review magazine published for more than 30 years. The head-editor is Massoud Mehrabi.

Film (Polish magazine)

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.