What is film?

  • (noun): A thin coating or layer.
    Example: "The table was covered with a film of dust"
    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:

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 ...
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 (198 ...
Queenstown, New Zealand - Tourism - Major Motion Pictures
... 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 ...
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 ... traditional 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): A thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things.
    Synonyms: plastic film
  • (verb): Record in film.
    Example: "The coronation was filmed"
  • (noun): Photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies.
    Synonyms: photographic film
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word film:

    You should look straight at a film; that’s the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
    Werner Herzog (b. 1942)

    The motion picture is like a picture of a lady in a half- piece bathing suit. If she wore a few more clothes, you might be intrigued. If she wore no clothes at all, you might be shocked. But the way it is, you are occupied with noticing that her knees are too bony and that her toenails are too large. The modern film tries too hard to be real. Its techniques of illusion are so perfect that it requires no contribution from the audience but a mouthful of popcorn.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    To read a newspaper for the first time is like coming into a film that has been on for an hour. Newspapers are like serials. To understand them you have to take knowledge to them; the knowledge that serves best is the knowledge provided by the newspaper itself.
    —V.S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)