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Film Language Glossary

Film Language Glossary Partner(s): Richard Peña, Nancy Friedland
School of the Arts, Columbia University Libraries

Access: Open to all
Released: September 2005


The Film Language Glossary is an innovative teaching tool for the study of film, designed to enhance screenings, readings, lectures, and discussions throughout the duration of a course. It provides definitions of essential terms used in basic and advanced film courses that are representative of all the major categories of film studies: practical terminology, technical terminology, the language of business, and historical terms, as well as the language of criticism and theory. Through the use of multimedia within the definitions, users will have a more complete understanding of the terms being defined--an explanation of the theory and a demonstration of the practice. Each entry is enhanced by sample film clips, images, and animations.

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