Meaning of FILM in English

FILM

I.

noun

1 ( esp. BrE ) moving pictures ⇨ See also ↑ movie

ADJECTIVE

▪ long

▪ short

▪ feature-length

▪ entertaining , exciting , good , great , interesting

▪ blockbuster , successful

▪ awful , bad , boring

▪ epic

▪ violent

She thought the ~ far too violent to show to children.

▪ R-rated ( AmE ), X-rated

▪ animated

▪ silent

▪ black-and-white

▪ big-budget , low-budget

▪ Bollywood , Hollywood

▪ independent , indie

▪ television , video

▪ action , adventure , children's , comedy , documentary , gangster , sci-fi

▪ feature

▪ porn , pornographic

▪ horror , slasher , snuff

▪ classic

▪ cult

▪ mainstream

▪ foreign , foreign-language

▪ upcoming ( esp. AmE )

VERB + FILM

▪ see , view , watch

▪ enjoy , like , love

▪ go to (see) , take sb to (see)

▪ direct , make , produce , shoot

She makes children's ~s.

The ~ was shot on location in Kenya.

▪ be in , do

Cruise does around four ~s a year.

▪ take

~ taken by security cameras

▪ cut , edit

The ~ was heavily edited for screening on television.

▪ distribute , release , screen , show

The ~ was finally released after weeks of protest by religious groups.

▪ promote

▪ ban , censor

FILM + VERB

▪ be on , show

There's an interesting ~ on at the multiplex.

▪ come out , open , premiere

The ~ came out last week.

▪ be based on sth

a ~ based on the novel by Charles Potter

▪ be called sth , be entitled sth

a ~ entitled ‘Bitter Moon’

▪ capture sth

The ~ manages to capture the mood of the times.

▪ contain sth , include sth

The ~ contains explicit scenes of violence.

▪ depict sth , portray sth , present sth , represent sth , show sth

The ~ depicts immense courage amid the horrors of war.

▪ tell sth

This ~ tells the remarkable story of a disabled actor.

▪ feature sb , star sb

The ~ stars Nicole Kidman as a nightclub singer.

▪ record sth

a ~ recording the first powered flight

▪ deal with sth

a ~ dealing with old age

▪ open

The ~ opens with a bird's-eye shot of London.

▪ end

▪ be a hit , be a success

▪ be nominated for sth

FILM + NOUN

▪ director , editor , maker , people , producer , writer

The script has plenty of what ~ people call ‘bankability’.

▪ crew , team , unit

▪ world

▪ actor , actress , legend , star

▪ part , role

▪ career , debut , work

▪ credits

We stayed for the ~ credits

His ~ credits (= the films he has made) as director include ‘Mood Music’ and ‘Lies’.

▪ critic , reviewer

▪ review

▪ buff , fan , lover

▪ premiere

▪ censor , censorship

▪ screenplay , script

▪ music , score , soundtrack

▪ narrative

▪ scene

▪ stunt

He was killed when a ~ stunt went wrong.

▪ poster

▪ studio

▪ set

They built a massive ~ set of an airport.

▪ adaptation , version

the ~ version of the best-selling novel

▪ classic

the ~ classic ‘Fantasia’

▪ documentary , drama

▪ genre

▪ clip , footage , sequence

▪ report

The news always contains several ~ reports.

▪ series

the ‘Star Wars’ ~ series

▪ archives , library

▪ business , company , industry

▪ mogul

Tyrannical Hollywood ~ moguls ruled their stars' lives.

▪ distributor

▪ making , production

▪ festival

▪ show

▪ awards

▪ camera , equipment , projector , recorder

▪ rights

The scramble for the ~ rights to her next novel has already begun.

▪ school , student

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

There is a great car chase in the ~.

▪ on ~

They captured the incident on ~.

▪ ~ about

a ~ about Nelson Mandela

▪ ~ from

a ~ from Spanish director Luis Eduardo Aute

▪ ~ of

They've just started shooting a ~ of the novel.

▪ ~ with

a ~ with an all-star cast

PHRASES

▪ the beginning of the ~ , the end of the ~

▪ be in ~s (= work in the film industry)

▪ the climax of a ~

▪ the plot of a ~

▪ a ~ with subtitles

▪ the screening of a ~ , the showing of a ~

2 used for taking photographs

ADJECTIVE

▪ black-and-white , colour/color

▪ fast

Fast ~ is best for action shots.

▪ 35 mm , etc.

… OF FILM

▪ reel , roll

a roll of 35 mm ~

VERB + FILM

▪ load , put in

▪ remove , take out

▪ rewind

▪ develop , process

I get my ~ developed locally.

▪ expose

In the darkroom they found that only half the ~ had been exposed.

▪ splice

He spliced the two lengths of ~ together.

3 thin layer of a substance/material

ADJECTIVE

▪ fine , thin

▪ surface

▪ plastic

VERB + FILM

▪ be covered in , be covered with

The books were covered in a thin ~ of dust.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

There was a fine ~ of sweat on her forehead.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ secretly

The controversial experiment involved secretly ~ing a group of children.

▪ on location

The serial was ~ed on location in Italy.

PHRASES

▪ beautifully ~ed

fast-paced, well acted and beautifully ~ed in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Film is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ camera

Film is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ adaptation , ↑ documentary , ↑ episode , ↑ movie , ↑ scene , ↑ sequence , ↑ series , ↑ video

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