Film noir
Film noir (/fɪlm nwɑr/; [film nwaʁ]) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywoo...
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Cinematic techniques

Aerial shot:A shot taken from a plane, helicopter or a person on top of a building. Not necessarily a moving shot.The main source of light is behind the subject, silhouetting it, and directed tow...
Lured
Lured (also known as Personal Column in the United States) is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff.
Sandra Carpent...
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Unchained camera technique
The "unchained camera technique" ("Entfesselte Kamera" in German) was an innovation by filmmaker F.W. Murnau that allowed for filmmakers to get shots from cameras in motion enabling them to use pan sh...
Prime Focus Limited
Prime Focus Limited is a media services company that provides end-to-end creative services (visual effects, stereo 3D conversion, animation), technology products & services (Media ERP Suite and Cl...
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Abandoned (1949 film)
Abandoned is a 1949 American crime film noir directed by Joseph M. Newman. The drama features Dennis O'Keefe, Gale Storm, and others.
A woman's sister goes missing in Los Angeles. She goes to ci...
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Dykes to Watch Out For
Dykes to Watch Out For (sometimes DTWOF) was a comic strip by Alison Bechdel. The strip, which ran from 1983 to 2008, was one of the earliest ongoing representations of lesbians in popular culture an...
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Principle of Evil Marksmanship
The Principle of Evil Marksmanship states that, during a fight scene, antagonists in a work of fiction will be as incompetent as the plot demands, despite prior characterization or reputation. For ex...
Golaem Crowd
Golaem Crowd is a plug-in for Autodesk Maya that allows for the simulation of controllable characters crowds based on independent agents. It is developed by Golaem, a France-based software company.It ...
Outline (list)
An outline, also called an hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure. It is used to present the main points or topics of a given subje...
Gaze
Gaze is a term popularized by psychologist Jacques Lacan for the anxious state that comes with the awareness that one can be viewed. The psychological effect, Lacan argues, is that the subject loses a...
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Translation convention
The translation convention is a filmic and television story-telling device where the characters within a story do not speak their native language, but instead speak the language of the film's audience...
Freeze-frame shot
A freeze frame shot is used when one shot is printed in a single frame several times, in order to make an interesting illusion of a still photograph. 'Freeze frame' is also a drama medium term used in...
Final girl
The final girl is a trope in thriller and horror films (particularly slasher films). It refers to the last woman alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story. The final girl...
Aesthetic distance
Aesthetic distance refers to the gap between a viewer's conscious reality and the fictional reality presented in a work of art. When a reader becomes fully engrossed in the illusory narrative world o...
Spotting (filmography)
The term spotting is used in the motion-picture and video production industries to refer to the process of deciding where within a film the musical score and sound effects will be located, a process o...
Oneiric (film theory)
In film theory, the term oneiric (/oʊˈnaɪərɪk/; "pertaining to dreams") refers to what proponents describe as the depiction of dream-like states or to the use of the metaphor of a dream or the dream-s...
Audio mixing
Audio mixing is the process by which multiple sounds are combined into one or more channels. In the process, the source signals' level, frequency content, dynamics, and panoramic position are manipula...
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The Green Glove
The Green Glove (aka The White Road) is a 1952 French/American international co-production film noir directed by Rudolph Maté and starring Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Georg...
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The School of Reis
The School of Reis is a film theory concept relative to the teachings of Portuguese director António Reis, to his oeuvre, conceived with his wife Margarida Cordeiro, and to the works of the directors ...
Hyperlink cinema
Hyperlink cinema is a term coined by author Alissa Quart, who used the term in her review of the film Happy Endings (2005) for the film journal Film Comment in 2005. Film critic Roger Ebert popularize...
Hatter's Castle (film)
Hatter's Castle is a 1942 British film noir based on the 1931 novel Hatter's Castle by A. J. Cronin, which dramatizes the ruin that befalls a Scottish hatter set on recapturing his imagined lost nobi...
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Montage (filmmaking)
Montage (/mɒnˈtɑːʒ/) (Template:MänˈtäZH/) is a technique in film editing in which a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information. The term has been used in...
Cut (transition)
In the post-production process of film editing and video editing, a cut is an abrupt, but usually trivial film transition from one sequence to another. It is synonymous with the term edit, though "ed...
711 Ocean Drive
711 Ocean Drive is a 1950 American crime film noir directed by Joseph M. Newman. The drama features Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru and Otto Kruger.
Knowing how much telephone repairman Mal Granger (...
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New Sincerity
New Sincerity is a term that has been used in music, aesthetics, film criticism, poetry, literary criticism and philosophy, generally to describe art or concepts that run against prevailing modes of p...