film

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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 film 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 films.

The film was shot on location in Kenya.

be in, do

Cruise does around four films a year.

take

film taken by security cameras

cut, edit

The film was heavily edited for screening on television.

distribute, release, screen, show

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

promote
ban, censor
FILM + VERB
be on, show

There's an interesting film on at the multiplex.

come out, open, premiere

The film came out last week.

be based on sth

a film based on the novel by Charles Potter

be called sth, be entitled sth

a film entitled ‘Bitter Moon’

capture sth

The film manages to capture the mood of the times.

contain sth, include sth

The film contains explicit scenes of violence.

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

The film depicts immense courage amid the horrors of war.

tell sth

This film tells the remarkable story of a disabled actor.

feature sb, star sb

The film stars Nicole Kidman as a nightclub singer.

record sth

a film recording the first powered flight

deal with sth

a film dealing with old age

open

The film 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 film people call ‘bankability’.

crew, team, unit
world
actor, actress, legend, star
part, role
career, debut, work
credits

We stayed for the film credits

His film 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 film stunt went wrong.

poster
studio
set

They built a massive film set of an airport.

adaptation, version

the film version of the best-selling novel

classic

the film classic ‘Fantasia’

documentary, drama
genre
clip, footage, sequence
report

The news always contains several film reports.

series

the ‘Star Wars’ film series

archives, library
business, company, industry
mogul

Tyrannical Hollywood film moguls ruled their stars' lives.

distributor
making, production
festival
show
awards
camera, equipment, projector, recorder
rights

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

school, student
PREPOSITION
in a/the film

There is a great car chase in the film.

on film

They captured the incident on film.

film about

a film about Nelson Mandela

film from

a film from Spanish director Luis Eduardo Aute

film of

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

film with

a film with an all-star cast

PHRASES
the beginning of the film, the end of the film
be in films (= work in the film industry)
the climax of a film
the plot of a film
a film with subtitles
the screening of a film, the showing of a film
2 used for taking photographs
ADJECTIVE
black-and-white, colour/color
fast

Fast film is best for action shots.

35 mm, etc.
… OF FILM
reel, roll

a roll of 35 mm film

VERB + FILM
load, put in
remove, take out
rewind
develop, process

I get my film developed locally.

expose

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

splice

He spliced the two lengths of film 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 film of dust.

PREPOSITION
film of

There was a fine film of sweat on her forehead.

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verb
ADVERB
secretly

The controversial experiment involved secretly filming a group of children.

on location

The serial was filmed on location in Italy.

PHRASES
beautifully filmed

fast-paced, well acted and beautifully filmed 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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