film lingo terms to describe movies
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
FILM LINGO (terms to describe movies)

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 15

FILM LINGO (terms to describe movies) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 146 Views
  • Uploaded on

FILM LINGO (terms to describe movies). VOCABULARY LIST 8 CRITICAL VIEWING. “B” MOVIE. a low-budget production, originally screened to support a more important film in a double feature . SWORD & SANDAL. a gladiator, Biblical, or Greco-Roman mythology film. CHOP SOCKY.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'FILM LINGO (terms to describe movies)' - jaxon


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
film lingo terms to describe movies

FILM LINGO(terms to describe movies)

VOCABULARY LIST 8

CRITICAL VIEWING

b movie
“B” MOVIE
  • a low-budget production, originally screened to support a more important film in a double feature
sword sandal
SWORD & SANDAL
  • a gladiator, Biblical, or Greco-Roman mythology film
chop socky
CHOP SOCKY
  • a martial arts film
formula
FORMULA
  • a blockbuster production with a predictable, overused scheme or plot
  • e.g. family is killed, father kills everybody (Punisher, Man on Fire, Collateral Damage, etc.)
prequel
PREQUEL
  • the opposite of a sequel, depicts action that happened before the original film.
sequel
SEQUEL
  • a film which continues the action and characters of an earlier film.
turkey
TURKEY
  • a film that flops in the box office.
sleeper
SLEEPER
  • a movie that is released with little publicity, often directed by and starring relatively unknown people, that by positive word-of-mouth eventually becomes popular or financially successful beyond expectations.
horse opera
HORSE OPERA
  • a Western film.
space opera
SPACE OPERA
  • a science fiction film.
cinema verite
CINEMA VERITE
  • a French word that literally means "true cinema"; a method or style ofdocumentary movie-making with long takes, no narration, impromptu interview techniques, a hand-held camera, and little or no editing of the finished product; usually made without actors and with a minimal crew. E.g. Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project
film noir
FILM NOIR
  • a French phrase literally meaning "black film"; a genre of mostly black-and-white films that blossomed in post-war American cinema, with a somber, downbeat tone: the plot is often a quest, low-key lighting features night scenes, camera angles are often canted or high, the setting and symbols feature the gloomy underworld of crime and corruption, and voice-overs and flashbacks combine to present a dark atmosphere of pessimism, or cynicism; characters frequently include the private detectives and the treacherous femme fatale. e.g. Sin City
cult or underground film
CULT OR UNDERGROUND FILM
  • underfinanced and often experimental films produced on a director’s whim, sometimes resulting in a non-mainstream “cult classic”
independent or indie
INDEPENDENT OR “INDIE”
  • film small, low-budget companies producing and distributing films made outside of the major Hollywood studio system; also refers to a movie, director, distributor, or producer whose groundbreaking subject matter is designed for sophisticated audiences and is not necessarily produced with commercial success as the goal.
ad