What is film?

  • (noun): A thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things.
    Synonyms: plastic film
    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:

Queenstown, New Zealand - Tourism - Major Motion Pictures
... the 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 ... 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 film directed by Russ Mayberry Reunion (1985 film), a 1985 ...
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 ... provides the voice of "The King" in the film ...
Guinea-Bissau - Culture - Film
... Flora Gomes is an internationally renowned film director his most famous film is "Nha Fala", English "My Voice" ... Gomes' 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 ...
Greece - Culture - Cinema
... In 1914 the Asty Films Company was founded and the production of long films begun ... love story, is considered the first Greek feature film, although there were several minor productions such as newscasts before this ... More than sixty films per year were made, with the majority having film noir elements ...

More definitions of "film":

  • (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 coating or layer.
    Example: "The table was covered with a film of dust"
  • (verb): Make a film or photograph of something.
    Synonyms: shoot, take
  • (noun): A medium that disseminates moving pictures.
    Example: "Film coverage of sporting events"
    Synonyms: cinema, celluloid
  • (verb): Record in film.
    Example: "The coronation was filmed"

Famous quotes containing the word film:

    Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
    Ingmar Bergman (b. 1918)

    Television does not dominate or insist, as movies do. It is not sensational, but taken for granted. Insistence would destroy it, for its message is so dire that it relies on being the background drone that counters silence. For most of us, it is something turned on and off as we would the light. It is a service, not a luxury or a thing of choice.
    David Thomson, U.S. film historian. America in the Dark: The Impact of Hollywood Films on American Culture, ch. 8, William Morrow (1977)

    This film is apparently meaningless, but if it has any meaning it is doubtless objectionable.
    —British Board Of Film Censors. Quoted in Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion (1984)