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Words used to describe films

3-D

adjective

a 3-D movie, picture, etc. looks as if it has length, depth, and width

animated

adjective

an animated movie or cartoon consists of a series of drawings that are shown quickly one after another so that they look as if they are moving

art-house

adjective

an art-house movie is made by a small or foreign company and is created to be beautiful or express ideas

black-and-white

adjective

a black-and-white photograph, movie, or television shows pictures in black, white, and gray but not in color

documentary

adjective

a documentary movie or program deals with real people and events

feature-length

adjective

a feature-length movie, documentary, etc. is of standard length

indie

adjective

indie movies and music are produced and sold by small independent companies

letterbox

noun

a way in which some movies appear on a television screen with black areas above and below the picture

noir

adjective

relating to a type of movie or literature in which strong, sometimes violent, characters are involved in mysterious events

split-screen

adjective

showing two or more pictures or sets of information on one movie theater, television, or computer screen

straight-to-video

adjective

not considered good enough to be shown in movie theaters but sold as a video or dvd

subtitled

adjective

a subtitled movie has subtitles at the bottom

uncut

adjective

an uncut movie or book has not had parts removed from the original

unrated

adjective

an unrated movie has not been given an official label that shows how much violence, sex, or offensive language it contains

widescreen

adjective

made to be shown on a screen that gives a wider view than a normal screen gives

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