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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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When results of plain films are normal or unclear, bone scintigraphy may detect suspected fractures.
26) also found limited reliability with many of the standard plain film radiographic parameters used in diagnosing FAI; however, in order to better simulate the clinical setting (of radiographic interpretation), x-ray parameters in this study were subjectively assessed rather than exact measurements made.
Plain films and CT may be helpful in the diagnosis and localization of a migrating foreign body, even though they yield false-negative results in many cases.
Using dentition to identify an individual may involve photos of the head and face, intraoral films of the dentition and in some cases panoramic or 5 x 7-inch plain films.
As in our patient, the findings on plain film radiography are multiple small osteolytic lesions which may have a more permeative character.
Anderson did not neglect plain film radiology in the OR, a mainstay for any technologist.
The PacsSCAN Film for Mammography System scans plain film mammograms and allows side-by-side comparison with digital mammography images.
The patient was taken to an emergency department, where plain film radiography detected the nail in the left pterygomaxillary space.
Three important findings on a plain film x-ray should raise suspicion of child abuse: a fractured shaft of a long bone, a classic metaphyseal lesion, or subperiosteal new bone formation, Dr.
Contract award: Provision of Radiology Reporting for CT (including CT Colonoscopy and CT Angiography), MRI and Plain Film including rapid out of hours reporting.
This classic plain film finding represents gas-containing fissures within gallstones.