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blue film

A film that contains graphic sexual content. The use of "blue" to mean lewd or indecent dates from the mid-1800s, though the origin is unclear. A lot of kids at school got in trouble for trading blue films.
See also: blue, film

popcorn film

A film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth. A: "So what film do you want to go see later?" B: "I don't feel like watching anything too heavy or complex—let's just see whatever popcorn film is out."
See also: film, popcorn

tentpole film

A film with a very large budget and production value that is meant to provide substantial revenue to the production company. Big blockbusters used to be quite the rare cinematic event, but we've gotten to the point now where there's a tentpole film coming out nearly every weekend of the year.
See also: film, tentpole

film at 11

A phrase used in broadcast journalism during clips of news stories that are to be featured in greater detail later (when a news program airs, traditionally at 11 PM). Although it was once reserved for serious news stories, the phrase is often used now in a joking or sarcastic manner in conversation or news parodies. A five-alarm fire engulfs a historical landmark—film at 11. Ooh, Jill and Megan are fighting again! Film at 11!
See also: 11, film

film over

[for something] to develop a film on its surface. The windows had filmed over because of all the humidity. Her eyes filmed over with the cold.
See also: film, over

snuff film

n. a film that records an actual death or killing. Some of these snuff films have a loyal following of real sickies.
See also: film, snuff
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This film demonstrates the power of love and acceptance in the face of the temptation to judge and condemn.
At the end of my film Questioning Faith, as I receive my Masters of Divinity diploma, I declare my intention to answer a call, whether it be bringing people together through film or some more traditional form of ministry--or both.
Wiegman further claims that the phallocentric perspective was also articulated through the macho, hypermasculine characters appearing in the blaxploitation films of the early 1970s.
This is true even among many of the films written, produced, and/or directed by blacks, and which were part of the black filmmaking renaissance of the early 1990s.
Most conventional window films transmit less visible light than the 70% necessary to be undetected by the eye.
Most so-called spectrally selective films transmit no more than 58% of visible light.
14) On another level, over the last fifteen years many Arab films began to emanate an increasingly self-reflexive attitude to their adoption of various stylistic and generic practices.
As two young women initiate a journey to explore similes of pre-civil war Lebanese capital they rediscover clips from Western and Arabic films, including ones that were made by the Lumiere brothers, documentary and fiction films from the 1920s up to the early 1970s.
When L'Initiation went on to an equally successful run, Quebec theatres were suddenly inundated with a rash of similarly conceived softcore sex comedies dubbed "maple syrup porn," a term that Link rightfully calls "misleading for the uninitiated," as the amount of nudity in these films seems almost modest by today's standards.
Hollywood films based on historical events, whether inspired by novels that are set in that time or by events themselves, often portray the point of view of one or two individuals.
One reason is that, in 1984, following the assassination of Debord's friend and patron Gerard Lebovici and the libelous treatment of both men in the French press, Debord withdrew his films from circulation.
also has film plants in China and Malaysia and imports certain commodity films from them to complement what it produces here.
In forensic investigations in which reported revenue for films is in question, the subdistributor reports and settlement statements can be very pertinent to the analysis.