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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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Another means has been the turning of the lens on the camera's turret while filming or positioning the lens so that its curve is visible in the frame.
The film, set in 18th century Japan, began filming in Taranaki, a sleepy town in New Zealand's North Island, this January.
ANSI/AIIM MS23-xxxx Practice for Operational Procedures/ Inspection and Quality Control of First Generation, Silver Microfilm of Documents describes, in detail, how to inspect silver-based film images of camera original microfilm for various types of filming and other defects.
First, they had heard Sidney Furie was filming a feature, A Dangerous Age, on the streets of Toronto.
In return for their cooperation, the producers offered to give $18,000 to Agua Dulce Elementary School and provide temporary housing for residents and livestock disturbed by the filming.
Emmett/Furla will also begin filming two more Steven Seagal action-ers.
Sweden offers state-of-the-art technology and post-production facilities, highly skilled film crews and casts, unique locations plus long hours of continuous summer filming, complemented by a long tradition of quality filmmaking," says Possne.
Among those are Cinematographer Denis Maloney, who made his break-out film, Dreamworks', "The Contender," in the middle of filming THE STREETSWEEPER, but returned to complete the inde film, and Composer Brahm Wenger, who is now credited with more than a dozen films for Warner Brothers and Disney.
During the filming of the latter, the sultry actress became romantically involved with musician-filmmaker Lewis Furey, who eventually directed her in Night Magic, a fantasy film written by Leonard Cohen.
The behind-the-scenes filming will follow the would-be directors from pitch through production for an upcoming project.
I envisaged filming in a junior school setting and the film as a kind of nature film.
Among those are Cinematographer Denis Maloney, who made his break-out film, Dreamworks, "The Contender", in the middle of filming THE STREETSWEEPER, but returned to complete the indie film, and Composer Brahm Wenger, who is now credited with more than a dozen films for Warner Brothers and Disney.
Starting today, qualified production companies will find a redesigned and improved online application form to request reimbursements for filming on public property in California.