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box office

box office

/bˈɑːks ˈɑːfɪs/
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a small place at a cinema, theater, etc. from which tickets are bought
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Still, it's box office haul wasn't as high as some analysts had hoped.

So to compare box office sales between different years, we have to adjust for inflation.

But what really crushed it was the surprising box office smashes of release-adjacent movies.

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cast

cast

/ˈkæst/
noun
all the actors and actresses in a movie, play, etc.
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Hear Meis really cute although it's a hearing cast.

The cast of 'Spring Awakening' was there, basically.

They couldn't handle how different the cast was.

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dramatic

dramatic

/dɹəˈmætɪk/
adjective
related to acting, plays, or the theater
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Dramatic changes began in the 18th century.

Its dramatic decline can be seen by looking at numbers provided by the NASDAQ Composite Index.

They're definitely dramatic ones.

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to edit

to edit

/ˈɛdət/
verb
to choose and arrange the parts that are crucial to the story of a movie, show, etc. and cut out unnecessary ones
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I edit them.

Some people are even using their smartphone to create and edit videos.

"This includes editing titles, descriptions, "thumbnails, replying to comments, etc. "

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genre

genre

/ˈʒɑnɹə/
noun
a unique style of filmmaking or literature
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That's like my favourite genre ever so I wanted to give it a shot .

That's one of my favourite genres in both television, movies and books.

And it was a few different genres of dances.

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interval

interval

/ˈɪntɝvəɫ/
noun
a short break between different parts of a theatrical or musical performance
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But in that short interval, the character of the storm changed.

More incisions are made at important intervals to continue the production of resin exudates.

Stone monuments go up at regular intervals to clearly mark it.

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preview

preview

/ˈpɹivˌju/
noun
the showing of a movie, play, exhibition, etc. to a selected audience before its public release
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Yeah, that's a preview for what's coming.

So what happened in 2018 really is a preview, where democracy is under a stress test.

We're in our final rehearsals before our first preview show.

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to produce

to produce

/ˈpɹoʊdus/, /pɹəˈdus/
verb
to provide money for and be in charge of the making of a movie, play, etc.
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They live together in relative harmony, producing 80 percent of the world's opals.

The destructive energy of hail, she testifies, produces damage from above, not from the side.

This means a machine cannot produce all possible odors by simply mixing three odors.

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release

release

/ɹiˈɫis/
noun
a product such as a new movie, video game, etc. made available to the public
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Release is what we got to do to get into the development of the route.

And a release is just a receiver escaping from a defender.

Worked on release quickness.

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scenario

scenario

/sɪˈnɛɹioʊ/
noun
a written description of the characters, events or settings in a movie or play
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Let me replay this scenario that happened a few days ago for you.

This is that same scenario.

Our full-spectrum LED lighting has seven different lighting scenarios.

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script

script

/ˈskɹɪpt/
noun
a written text that a movie, show, or play is based on
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Or if you have a script already made.

"Many subtitlers don't like automatically generated scripts.

I guess there's nothing really planned, like there's no real script involved.

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to shoot

to shoot

/ˈʃut/
verb
to film or take a photograph of something
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Has that silly man really shot himself?'

Go behind that wall and shoot yourself with it!'

But at night, fiery sparks shoot out, Father!'

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villain

villain

/ˈvɪɫən/
noun
the main bad character in a movie, story, play, etc.
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Anyway, those are my own personal thoughts on Detective Pikachu and the evil disabled villain trope.

I love being the villain of things.

But did he die a hero or had he already become a villain?

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stunt

stunt

/ˈstənt/
noun
a dangerous and difficult action that shows great skill and is done to entertain people, typically as part of a movie
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No, it's not a PR stunt.

Donaldson post videos of stunts performed by himself and his friends.

and they wanted to mark the occasion with their biggest stunt yet.

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adaptation

adaptation

/ˌædəpˈteɪʃən/
noun
a movie, TV program, etc. that is based on a book or play
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This adaptation has to do with a specialized enzyme: lactase.

The same adaptation works on Capsicum too, so the treeshrew will happily feast on chilis all day long.

So this is where yet another adaptation came in for marine reptiles like the metriorhynchids.

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to dramatize

to dramatize

/ˈdɹæməˌtaɪz/, /ˈdɹɑməˌtaɪz/
verb
to make a movie or write a play based on a book or event
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Dramatizing their attractions, their products, their history, and their progress.

It’s hard to believe these people aren’t dramatizing their reactions for the camera.

To dramatize that properly, you have to show real loss.

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feature

feature

/ˈfitʃɝ/
noun
the main movie presented at a movie theater, usually 90 or more minutes long
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These mechanical features gave later engineers the idea to develop mechanical clocks.

"We've decided to discontinue the Community Contributions feature "across all channels after September 28, 2020.

It's kind of like having that community contribution feature.

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interpretation

interpretation

/ˌɪnˌtɝpɹɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
a representation that an actor or a performer gives of an artistic or musical piece that shows their understanding and feeling toward it
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and then the interpretation will happen and then we will answer and more interpretation will happen, you know.

Reagan's twelve two ninety one was vaguely written, leaving a lot for interpretation.

So, how can there be such hugely different interpretations about what this thing was?

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to portray

to portray

/pɔɹˈtɹeɪ/
verb
to play the role of a character in a movie, play, etc.
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And Owen portrayed his vision of dinosaurs not on paper, or canvas, but in three dimensions!

Do you like how you were portrayed in the opera?

Oscar winner Brie Larson got in superhero shape to portray the titular hero.

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theatrical

theatrical

/θiˈætɹɪkəɫ/
adjective
related or belonging to the theater or acting
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They also have tons of podcasts, theatrical performances and comedy you can choose from as well.

The airport story is a much bigger theatrical story.

And so why don't we roll the theatrical trailer?

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ad lib

ad lib

/ˈæd lˈɪb/
adverb
without prior practice or preparation
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Jimmy, all you have to do is ad lib three impressions.

- Okay, so, this is the Porky Pig stutter ad lib.

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allegory

allegory

/ˈæɫəˌɡɔɹi/
noun
a story, poem, painting, etc. in which the characters and events are used as symbols to convey moral or political lessons
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You don’t ask about Plato’s allegory of the cave.

It is Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.

Zombification took root as an allegory for colonialism, imperialism, and oppression.

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auditorium

auditorium

/ˌɔdəˈtɔɹiəm/
noun
the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
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If your auditorium is on a higher floor, get ready to pass by two or three tempting displays.

A great speech doesn't require a huge auditorium, or a massive social cause behind it.

[Voiceover] You're in an incredibly hot auditorium wearing wool, and those look awful.

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cliffhanger

cliffhanger

/ˈkɫɪfˌhæŋɝ/
noun
an ending to an episode of a series that keeps the audience in suspense
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And then I left you with a cliffhanger.

So I'll stop there and deliver what "Reading Rainbow" calls a cliffhanger, and thank you.

What's clever about the ending is not the fact that it's a clever cliffhanger.

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prop

prop

/ˈpɹɑp/
noun
any object used by actors in the performance of a movie or play
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I give props to everyone, every single person who gave up their hearing aids for the comfort of themselves.

The Treasurer knows the rule on props.

And it deserves those props!

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costume

costume

/ˈkɑstum/, /kɑˈstum/
noun
pieces of clothing worn by actors or performers for a role, or worn by someone to look like another person or thing
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Suddenly, he sees some people in costumes.

Jake looks at the beautiful tall girl in her carnival costume.

So he ordered what he thought was a coyote costume for his lead animatronic.

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to direct

to direct

/daɪˈɹɛkt/, /dɝˈɛkt/, /dɪˈɹɛkt/
verb
to organize the scenes or flow of a movie, play, etc.
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It explicitly directs a mother to feed a Healthy Start meal to her baby.

That Jules herself directed.

Narrator: You can also reduce contributions to your 401(k) to direct savings to your emergency fund.

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heroine

heroine

/ˈhɛɹoʊən/
noun
the main female character in a story, book, film, etc., typically known for great qualities
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Her dry wit and cheeky playfulness informs her heroines, whose conversational tone welcomes readers with a conspiratorial wink.

And though her heroines might ridicule senseless social mores, Austen fully understood the practical importance of maintaining appearances.

These headstrong heroines provide an entertaining anchor for their tumultuous romantic narratives.

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audience

audience

/ˈɑdiəns/, /ˈɔdiəns/
noun
the group of people who have assembled to watch and listen to a play, concert, etc.
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A man comes in and speaks to the audience.

And it's the most time efficient for an American audience.

And my audience is mostly American.

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scene

scene

/ˈsin/
noun
a part of a movie, play or book in which the action happens in one place or is of one particular type
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One thing I like, is that when you get into the opening scene, you already see Tara.

And he's in the room right next to Tara, and this is a really big fighting scene.

And the third scene, and this is something so, so relatable to me.

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character

character

/ˈkɛɹɪktɝ/
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a person or an animal represented in a book, play, movie, etc.
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Narcissus was the name of a character in an ancient Greek story.

But in that short interval, the character of the storm changed.

They are meeting their favorite cartoon characters.

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