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see motion picturesmotion pictures,
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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The diagnosis may be missed on plain film radiographs since they may not show a lesion in the coracoid process clearly.
They are as follows: 6 types of plain films, 4 types of sealable films, 5 types of PVdC coated films, 4 types of metallizable films, and 1 type of mare films.
A semi automatic heat sealer, incorporating an automatic index rotary table, the PA2016MAP will heat seal reel-fed print-registered or plain film to compatible containers.
The authors cover use of plain film, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide imaging and interventional radiology, with high quality illustrations and images.
Contract award: Provision of Radiology Reporting for CT (including CT Colonoscopy and CT Angiography), MRI and Plain Film including rapid out of hours reporting.
Chest radiology; plain film patterns and differential diagnoses, 6th ed.
A finding on chest plain film was suspicious for an ascending aortic aneurysm.
Multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging is faster and more cost effective than plain film examinations of many areas, such as for facial trauma.
Current techniques for evaluating patient progress after joint replacement are based on examination of plain film X-rays which, due to their two-dimensional view and the position of bone and metal prosthesis, offer less precise information to the physician.
Secondary endpoints include clinical assessment, plain film radiographic evaluation and several functional and pain assessments.
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ( the Authority ) wishes to establish a framework for Remote Radiology Reporting which will include, but not limited to Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Computerised tomography (CT) and Plain film covering both inhours and out of hours.