Meaning of FILM in English

I. noun


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.




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.


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.


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 .



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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 .


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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 .


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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 ?


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




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 .


They can also send out crews quite easily to film their parliament or people.


Before then, the Beatles squeezed recording into a schedule that included constant touring and the filming of two movies .


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.


Sarah, whose show is a worldwide ratings hit, is now filming another series .


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 .


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.



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.


When we started filming she was very shy but she got better as she went along and she picked up confidence.


They filmed the movie off the west coast of Ireland.

We need permission to film in some of those old churches.


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.

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