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Film (movie)

Description: A film currently playing in cinemas in theatrical release or in physical or digital format

Description: A film currently playing in cinemas in theatrical release

Notes

  • Cite a film's director as its author. Include (dir.) following the director's initials.
  • Where directors are not identified, cite the producer (prod.) or authoring company.
  • Italicise film titles.
  • Film titles are capitalised when named in-text but not in the reference list.

In-text citation

Format and layout:

(Director's family name OR Producer's family name OR Authoring body year)
Director's family name OR Producer's family name OR Authoring body (year)

Examples

Django Unchained (Tarantino 2012) depicts...

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:

Director's family name, Initial(s) (dir. OR prod.) OR Authoring body year of release, Title of film, motion picture, Production Company OR Distributor.

Examples

Anderson, PT (dir.) 2012, The master, motion picture, Weinstein Company.

Tarantino, Q (dir.) 2012, Django unchained, motion picture, Weinstein Company.

Description: A recording of a film in physical or digital format

Notes

  • Cite a film's director as its author. Include (dir.) following director's initials. Where directors are not identified, cite the producer (prod.) or authoring company.
  • Italicise film titles.
  • Always include the type of recording e.g. DVD, Blu-Ray, videotape, iTunes.

In-text citation

Format and layout:

(Director's family name OR Producer's family name OR Authoring body year)
Director's family name OR Producer's family name OR Authoring body (year)

Examples

Hugo (Scorsese 2011) presents Méliès' as...

Scorsese (2011) showcases...

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:

Director's family name, Initial(s) (dir. OR prod.) OR Authoring body year of release, Title of film, type of recording, Production Company OR Distributor.

Examples

Scorsese, M (dir.) 2011, Hugo, DVD, Paramount.

 

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