If I am discussing but not directly quoting scenes from a film, should I still include timings?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
You should generally include in your citations any information that will help your reader locate the material you are citing.
When you summarize a scene from a novel, you might include page numbers so that your reader can find the passage. Similarly, including timings for film scenes you discuss may help your reader locate them.