What is film?

  • (noun): A medium that disseminates moving pictures.
    Example: "Film coverage of sporting events"
    Synonyms: cinema, celluloid
    See also — Additional definitions below

Film

A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still images on a strip of plastic which, when run through a projector and shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images. 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 process of filmmaking is both an art and an industry.

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Some articles on film:

Greece - Culture - Cinema
... In 1914 the Asty Films Company was founded and the production of long films begun ... More than sixty films per year were made, with the majority having film noir elements ... Notable films were Η κάλπικη λίρα (1955 directed by Giorgos Tzavellas), Πικρό Ψωμί (1951, directed by Grigoris Grigoriou), O Drakos (1956 ...
Queenstown, New Zealand - Tourism - Major Motion Pictures
... surrounding area contains many locations used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy as well as the 2009 film X-Men Origins Wolverine ... Queenstown was used to film most of the 1988 film The Rescue ... Queenstown was the base for filming the George Lucas 1988 fantasy film Willow ...
Reunion - Film
... Reunion (1932 film) Reunion (1936 film), directed by Norman Taurog The Reunion (1963 film), Italian comedy film Reunion (1980 film), a 1980 television ...
Guinea-Bissau - Culture - Film
... Flora Gomes is an internationally renowned film director his most famous film is "Nha Fala", English "My Voice" ... Mortu Nega (Death Denied) (1988) was the first fiction film and the second feature film ever made in Guinea-Bissau ... (The first feature film was N’tturudu, by director Umban u’Kest in 1987.) At FESPACO 1989, Mortu Nega won the prestigious Oumarou Ganda Prize ...
43 (number) - Films
... In a film by Pixar called Cars, the champion racecar in the film, Strip "The King" Wheathers is racecar number 43 based on Richard Petty's car ... Petty also provides the voice of "The King" in the film ...

More definitions of "film":

  • (verb): Make a film or photograph of something.
    Synonyms: shoot, take
  • (noun): Photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies.
    Synonyms: photographic film
  • (noun): A thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things.
    Synonyms: plastic film
  • (noun): A thin coating or layer.
    Example: "The table was covered with a film of dust"
  • (verb): Record in film.
    Example: "The coronation was filmed"

Famous quotes containing the word film:

    The obvious parallels between Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz have frequently been noted: in both there is the orphan hero who is raised on a farm by an aunt and uncle and yearns to escape to adventure. Obi-wan Kenobi resembles the Wizard; the loyal, plucky little robot R2D2 is Toto; C3PO is the Tin Man; and Chewbacca is the Cowardly Lion. Darth Vader replaces the Wicked Witch: this is a patriarchy rather than a matriarchy.
    Andrew Gordon, U.S. educator, critic. “The Inescapable Family in American Science Fiction and Fantasy Films,” Journal of Popular Film and Television (Summer 1992)

    The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
    Katharine Hepburn (b. 1909)

    Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It’s another part of the twentieth-century mind. It’s the world seen from inside. We’ve come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are. The twentieth century is on film.... You have to ask yourself if there’s anything about us more important than the fact that we’re constantly on film, constantly watching ourselves.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)