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Cinema and the film industry

the BFI

the British Film Institute, a British organization that collects and preserves films and shows them to the public

the big screen

noun

the cinema, especially when considered in relation to television

Bollywood

the Indian film industry

cinema

noun

the business of making films, or the films that are made

cinematic

adjective

relating to films

cinematography

noun

the job or skill of making films

cut

interjection

something that film directors say when they want the actors and people making the film to stop for a short time

film

noun

the job or business of making films

film

noun

relating to films or involved in making films

FPS

noun

frames per second: a measure of the rate in which still pictures pass to create a moving image. The higher the FPS, the better the image will look.

frame

noun

one of the single photographs that a film or video is made of

FX

abbreviation

special effect

Hollywood

noun

the part of the US film industry that is based in Hollywood, California, and has a reputation for making very successful films that cost a lot of money to produce

moviegoer

noun

someone who watches films at a cinema

the movies

noun

the cinema or the film industry

the pictures

noun

the cinema

rushes

noun

the first photographed scenes of a part of a film before the director changes them in any way

screen

noun

cinema in general

screen

noun

connected with the cinema

the silver screen

noun

the industry of making films in Hollywood

special effect

noun

an unusual image or sound in a film, created artificially using various technical methods

studio

noun

a company that produces films

on (general) release

available to be seen in cinemas

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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