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movie-making as an art and an industry, including its production techniques, its creative artists, and the distribution and exhibition of its products (see also motion picture photography; Motion Picture Cameras under camera).
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a series of sequential photographic images, or frames, associated with a single subject and intended for reproduction on a screen.

In modern cinematography, the following classifications of films are used: feature motion pictures, television films, animated cartoons, newsreel and documentary films, scientific films, educational films, and amateur films. Other classifications correspond to thematic content (historical and adventure films and comedies), cinematographic and projection techniques (silent, sound, black-and-white, color, wide-screen, large-format, panoramic, stereoscopic, and multiscreen films), and projection duration (full-length and short films). Special-purpose films include microfilms, test films, advertising films, and souvenir films.

Most films are produced at specialized motion-picture studios by groups of artistic workers and technical specialists, who use a variety of cinematographic equipment while filming on the studio sets and on location. Films for scientific, technical, and educational purposes are often produced in the motion-picture laboratories of research institutes and educational institutions. Amateur films are usually made in amateur motion-picture studios at clubs, educational institutions, and enterprises, as well as by individual amateurs.


What does it mean when you dream about a film?

One way of examining parts of ourselves we do not wish to look at is to dream that we are seeing them portrayed in a film. Alternatively, it can mean escaping reality.


A thin, membranous skin, such as a pellicle.
The layer adjacent to the valve metal in an electrochemical valve, in which is located the high voltage drop when current flows in the direction of high impedance.
(graphic arts)
Plastic material, such as cellulose acetate or cellulose nitrate, coated with a light-sensitive emulsion, used to make negatives or transparencies in radiography or photography.
A flat section of material that is extremely thin in comparison to its other dimensions and has a nominal maximum thickness of 250 micrometers and a lower limit of thickness of about 25 micrometers. Also known as self-supported film.
A pathological opacity, as of the cornea.
Oxide coating on a metal.


A layer of one or more coats of paint or varnish covering an object or surface.


a. a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
b. a form of entertainment, information, etc., composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc.
c. (as modifier): film techniques
2. a thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies
3. Pathol an abnormally opaque tissue, such as the cornea in some eye diseases
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As well as saving on the cost of hiring a mobile screen for major race days, the Moe Racing Club now has the chance to generate revenue by hiring out the big screen for local events such as movies, expos and community events.
The Big Screen will be at the junction of Roches Street and O'Connell Street.
Some clubs have big screens in the ground, but smaller clubs cannot afford that.
said, 'Anyone who wishes to enjoy the atmosphere of Cardiff on a match day and is without a ticket should come to the civic centre and watch the game on the big screen.
Like The Fugitive, Values is shot with the big screen in mind, featuring a richly textured, cavernous mansion setting and a climax in which Pubert is slung about the house--and the Earth's atmosphere--with a reckless abandon that would have been lost on the small screen.
Evidence of expected revenue that can be generated from advertising, media activity and sponsorship relating to the Big Screen in the town centre of Irvine.
But Middlesbrough Council has now made a new application for planning consent for the Big Screen which is likely to be decided early next year.
Spectators are also being invited to come along and watch the opening ceremony on the big screen from 7.
Bar Risa has four big screens and Jumpin' Jaks will also show big screen action.
DENVER, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Screen Digital(TM) will debut its 100% high-definition digital pre-feature network at the prestigious ShoWest 2005 Convention.
VIEW: The big screen in Clayton Square is almost ready for action; Picture: TONY KENWRIGHT
It may sound odd, a gay critic complaining that a gay movie character is allowed to live, rather than die--especially when one considers that the central complaint of gay cinema historians has been that gays and lesbians have been snuffed out in disproportionate numbers on the big screen.