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Words used to describe films

3-D

adjective

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

animated

adjective

an animated film 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 film 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, film, or television shows pictures in black, white, and grey but not in colour

documentary

adjective

a documentary film or programme deals with real people and events

feature-length

adjective

a feature-length film, documentary etc is of standard length

fly-on-the-wall

adjective

a fly-on-the-wall television programme or film shows real people doing what they normally do every day

indie

adjective

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

noir

adjective

relating to a type of film 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 cinema, television, or computer screen

straight-to-video

adjective

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

subtitled

adjective

a subtitled film has subtitles at the bottom

uncut

adjective

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

unrated

adjective

an unrated film 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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