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How to Cite a Film in MLA 7

Film – Motion picture; a movie.


Autocite a Film in MLA Format

How to cite a film/movie

Structure:

Title. Dir. First M. Last. Perf. First M. Last. Distributor, Year Published. Media Type.

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Example:

Little Miss Sunshine. Dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Perf. Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin. Fox Searchlight, 2006. DVD.


How to cite a movie/film found online

Structure:

Title. Dir. First M. Last. Perf. First M. Last. Distributor, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

 

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Example:

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Dir. Lasse Hallstrom. Perf. Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Juliette Lewis. Paramount, 1993. Hulu. Web. 2 July 2010.


How to cite a video clip found online

Structure:

Title. Dir. First M. Last. Prod. First M. Last. Distributor, Year Created. Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

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Note: Because this video is only hosted on YouTube, but not created by the service, we do not have to include the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.

Example:

Watermelon Baby. Prod. CrazyLaughAction. YouTube. Web. 22 July 2010.


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