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Hello every body, I was just wondering what is the difference between "film" and "movie". Maybe both are exactly the same?
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David4engHello every body, I was just wondering what is the difference between "film" and "movie". Maybe both are exactly the same?
They mean the same thing, i.e. a motion picture.
FILM can also be used as a verb, but MOVIE can't.
FILM also refers to the actual film strip, the rigid transparent material itself, or any thin layer.
MOVIE only has one meaning.
There's a subtle difference. FILM is a "posher" word, like in FOREIGN FILM. MOVIES have more popular appeal - for example, Terminator is a movie. This is a subtle distinction and it may depend on which country or region you're in.
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Haha, I've just noticed how I've written every body ! Sorry for that mistake.
Anyway, thanks for your answer Emotion: smile
And you don't talk about documentaries as movies, right?
Good point. Maybe the rule, if there is one, is that movies take you to a "setting", whether it's a fantasy setting like toyland or outer space, a historical setting, a future setting, etc. If a motion picture has no separate setting (is set in current reality), for example a documentary, interview or news item, you wouldn't call it a movie.
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