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Words Related to Cinema and Theater - Nouns Related to Cinema and Theater

Here you will learn some English nouns related to cinema and theater such as "plot", "spoiler", and "spin-off".

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Words Related to Cinema and Theater
adaptation
[noun]
a movie, TV program, etc. that is based on a book or play
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black-and-white movie
[noun]
a motion picture including no colors except the colors black, white and a range of gray
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B-movie
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a low-budget motion picture that is considered to be of low quality
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chick flick
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a motion picture that is aimed at a female audience, usually depicting a romantic relationship
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costume drama
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a motion picture or theatrical production with a historical setting in which the actors wear the costume appropriate to that time period
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director's cut
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a version of a motion picture that is edited in a way that the director wanted it to be originally, containing scenes that are not included in the studio version
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franchise
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a set of related movies or novels that portray the same character or characters in different settings and situations
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genre
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a style of art, music, literature, film, etc. that has its own special features
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film
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a story that we can watch on a screen, like a TV or in a theater, with moving pictures and sound
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new wave
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an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s
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prequel
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‌a novel, motion picture, etc. that depicts the events and stories taking place before the events of an earlier work
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remake
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a motion picture or piece of music that is made based on an old song or movie
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sequel
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a book, movie, play, etc. that continues and extends the story of an earlier one
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sleeper
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a movie, novel, play, etc. that is initially underappreciated, but gains sudden and unexpected success later on
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spin-off
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production of something new based on a successful movie or TV show
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talkie
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a motion picture that is set to a soundtrack, as opposed to a silent movie
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tearjerker
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a narrative that makes the audience feel extremely sad and excessively sentimental
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telefilm
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a movie that is intended to be broadcast on TV, rather than being projected on the screen
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weepy
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a sad movie, play, book, etc. that is too sentimental and makes the audience cry
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credit
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a motion picture, TV or radio program, etc. that someone has contributed to
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audience
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the group of people who have assembled to watch and listen to a play, concert, etc.
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playgoer
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someone who frequently goes to watch plays at a theater
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comedy of manners
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a comic play, movie, book, etc. that portrays the behaviors of a particular social class, satirizing them
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farce
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a comic movie or play that depicts unlikely or silly situations by the use of buffoonery
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period piece
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a movie, novel, play, etc. that is set in an earlier historical era
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potboiler
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a book, painting, play, etc. that is created according to the common taste of the public in order to earn money
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smash
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something that is extremely successful, such as a song, motion picture, play, etc.
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whodunit
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a story, play, movie, etc. about a mystery or murder that the audience cannot solve until the end
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filmgoer
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someone who frequently goes to watch movies at a cinema
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flop
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something that is unsuccessful or fails to meet expectations, such as a movie, play, or product
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masterpiece
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a piece of art created with great skill, which is an artist's best work
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merchandising
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products such as clothes, toys, etc. that are related to a motion picture, TV show or sports team; the process of selling these products
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rave review
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an article published in a newspaper or magazine that praises a movie, book, etc.
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review
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a report that is published in a newspaper or a magazine, in which someone gives an opinion of a play, movie, book, etc.
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spoiler
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unwanted information about how the plot of a movie, game, book, etc. develops or ends that can ruin one's enjoyment
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running time
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the duration of a musical performance, theater or motion picture
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acting
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the job or art of performing in movies, plays or TV series
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first night
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the opening night at which a play, movie, etc. is presented to the public
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beat
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a moment or pause in a scene where a character experiences a change in emotion or thought, often used to build tension, convey subtext, or advance the story.
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score
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the music composed for a movie
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opening night
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the first night in which a play is publicly performed or a movie is presented for public view
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movie
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a story told through a series of moving pictures with sound, usually watched via television or in a cinema
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plot
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the events that are crucial to the formation and continuity of a story in a movie, play, novel, etc.
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scene
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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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script
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a written text that a movie, show, or play is based on
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backstory
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the events that have happened to a character before their story in a book, movie, etc. begins
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intermission
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a short pause between parts of a play, movie, etc.
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climax
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the most significant moment in a story, play, movie, etc. with a high dramatic suspense
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ending
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the final part of a story, movie, etc.
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interlude
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a short interval between parts of a play, movie, etc.
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narrator
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a person who provides a spoken commentary for a TV show, movie, etc. whom the audience cannot see
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prologue
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the beginning section of a movie, book, play, etc. that introduces the work
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setting
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the time and place in which the story of a movie, play, etc. is taking place
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subplot
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a series of events in a novel, movie, etc. that is separate from the main story and is less important but is linked to it
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voice over
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spoken descriptions given in a movie or a television show, etc. by a narrator that is not seen by the audience
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clip
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a short part of a movie or broadcast that is viewed separately
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showing
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an act of displaying a movie or TV show
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buddy film
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a film in which two close friends go on an adventure together
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