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  1. movie film

    • noun

      photographic film of the type used to make motion pictures:
    • plural

      the study of films and filmmaking as an academic subject:
    • noun

      a film that is artistic or experimental in its primary intent.
    • noun

      fire-resistant motion picture film.
    • noun

      a specimen of blood on a glass slide, used for microscopic investigation of possible abnormalities or pathogens.
    • adjective

      (of a process or device) using or involving a relatively thick solid or liquid film:

      denoting a miniature circuit or device based on a metal film:

    • adjective

      (of a process or device) using or involving a very thin solid or liquid film:

      denoting a miniature circuit or device consisting of a thin layer of metal or semiconductor on a ceramic or glass substrate:

    • noun

      a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder.

      a film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace.

    • noun

      a camera used in making a film for the cinema:

      a camera that uses photographic film, in contrast to a digital camera:

    • noun

      the process or activity of producing films:

      a film viewed in terms of its making:

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