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How do I cite information about a movie from a Web site like IMDB?

Basic publication facts about a movie (e.g., the title, director, year of release) should be taken from the version of the movie you watch, when possible. Other movie information published on a Web site will likely fall into two categories: common knowledge and information that requires documentation—that is, information, analysis, and wording specific to the Web site.
Common Knowledge
Details about a movie (e.g., awards received, filming locations) that can be corroborated by numerous reference works usually do not need to be documented. 
Plot Summaries
If you watch a film, you should generally recount its plot in your own words. If, . . .

Published 29 January 2018

How do I cite a special feature from a DVD?

To cite a special feature from a DVD, follow the MLA format template. List the title of the feature as the “Title of source.” Then provide the name of the DVD as the “Title of container,” followed by the publication details. If necessary for clarity, list the format in the optional-element slot at the end of the entry:

“NYC Press Conference.” Led Zeppelin, produced by Jimmy Page and Dick Carruthers, disc 2, Atlantic Recording / Warner Music Group, 2003. DVD.

 If the special feature appears on a separate disc in a DVD set, treat the disc as an independent work contained in the collection:

“Behind the Scenes.” Bonus Materials. . . .

Published 1 March 2018

How do I create an in-text citation for a film?

The in-text citation for a film should key to a works-cited-list entry. If you list a film under its title, you must refer to the title in your writing or cite it parenthetically:

Point of No Return, a remake of Nikita, deviates from the original French movie in several ways.
Luc Besson (Nikita) and John Badham (Point) approach the figure of the femme fatale differently in their films.
Works Cited
Nikita. Directed by Luc Besson, Gaumont / Les Films du Loup, 1990.
Point of No Return.  . . .

Published 20 February 2018

How do I document a movie or video republished on a Web site?

To document a movie or video republished on a Web site, provide the publication details for the movie in container 1 and the publication details for the Web site in container 2:

Richardson, Tony, director. Sanctuary. Screenplay by James Poe, performances by Lee Remick and Yves Montand, Twentieth Century Fox, 1961. YouTube, uploaded by LostCinemaChannel, 17 July 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMnzFM_Sq8s.

Published 17 October 2017

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