Movie

Movies, also known as films, are a type of visual communication which uses moving pictures and sound to tell stories or inform (help people to learn). People in every part of the world watch movies as a type of entertainment, a way to have fun. For some people, fun movies can mean movies that make them laugh, while for others it can mean movies that make them cry, or feel afraid.

Most movies are made so that they can be shown on big screens at movie theatres and at home. After movies are shown on movie screens for a period of weeks or months, they may be marketed through several other media. They are shown on pay television or cable television, and sold or rented on DVD disks or videocassette tapes, so that people can watch the movies at home. You can also download or stream movies. Older movies are shown on television broadcasting stations.

A movie camera or video camera takes pictures very quickly, usually at 24 or 25 pictures (frames) every second. When a movie projector, a computer, or a television shows the pictures at that rate, it looks like the things shown in the set of pictures are really moving. Sound is either recorded at the same time, or added later. The sounds in a movie usually include the sounds of people talking (which is called dialogue), music (which is called the "soundtrack"), and sound effects, the sounds of activities that are happening in the movie (such as doors opening or guns being fired). In the 20th century the camera used photographic film. The product is still often called a "film" even though there usually is no film.

How movies are made

A screenwriter writes a script, which is the story of the movie with dialogue and things that the actors will say and do. A producer hires people to work on the movie and gets all of the money that will be needed to pay for the actors and the equipment. Producers usually get the money by borrowing it from a bank or by getting investors to lend money to the movie production. Some producers work for a movie studio; other producers are independent (they do not work for a movie studio).

Actors and directors read scripts to find out what to say and what to do. The actors memorize the words from the script that they will say in the movie, and learn the actions that the script tells them to do. Then, the director tells the actors what to do and a cameraman takes motion pictures of them with a motion picture camera.

When filming has finished, an editor puts the moving pictures together in a way that tells the whole story within a set amount of time. Audio engineers and sound engineers record music and singing and join it with the moving pictures. When the movie is done, many copies of the movie are made by movie labs and put onto film reels. Then the reels are sent to cinemas. An electric machine called a projector shines a very bright light through the film, and people sitting in a dark room see it on a big screen.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Rolprent
Alemannisch: Film
አማርኛ: ፊልም
العربية: فيلم
aragonés: Cine
অসমীয়া: চলচ্চিত্ৰ
asturianu: Película
Avañe'ẽ: Ta'ãngamỹi
azərbaycanca: Film
تۆرکجه: فیلم
Bahasa Banjar: Pélém
Bân-lâm-gú: Tiān-iáⁿ
башҡортса: Фильм
беларуская: Фільм
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Фільм
भोजपुरी: फिलिम
български: Филм
བོད་ཡིག: གློག་བརྙན།
bosanski: Film
brezhoneg: Sinema
català: Pel·lícula
Cebuano: Sine
čeština: Film
corsu: Sinemà
Cymraeg: Ffilm
dansk: Film
Deutsch: Film
eesti: Film
English: Film
эрзянь: Эрямарт
español: Película
Esperanto: Filmo
estremeñu: Cini
euskara: Film (zinema)
فارسی: فیلم
Fiji Hindi: Sakis
føroyskt: Filmur
français: Films
Frysk: Filmkeunst
furlan: Cine (art)
Gaeilge: Scannán
Gaelg: Fillym
Gàidhlig: Film
galego: Filme
贛語: 電影
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: सिनेमा
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Thien-yáng
한국어: 영화
հայերեն: Կինոնկար
हिन्दी: फ़िल्म
hrvatski: Film
Ido: Cinemo
Ilokano: Pelikula
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: সিনেমা
Bahasa Indonesia: Film
interlingua: Cinema
íslenska: Kvikmynd
italiano: Film
Basa Jawa: Filem
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸಿನಮಾ
kaszëbsczi: Film
қазақша: Кино
Kiswahili: Filamu
Kreyòl ayisyen: Sinema
kurdî: Fîlm
Кыргызча: Фильм
Ladino: Filmo
Latina: Pellicula
latviešu: Kinofilma
Lëtzebuergesch: Film
lietuvių: Filmas
Limburgs: Film
lingála: Sindemá
la .lojban.: skina
magyar: Film
मैथिली: चलचित्र
македонски: Филм
Malagasy: Sinema
മലയാളം: ചലച്ചിത്രം
मराठी: चलचित्र
Bahasa Melayu: Filem
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Diêng-īng
Mirandés: Cinema
монгол: Кино
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ရုပ်ရှင်
Nāhuatl: Ixiptlayolli
Nedersaksies: Film (cinematografie)
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नेपाली: चलचित्र
नेपाल भाषा: संकिपा
日本語: 映画
Napulitano: Pellicula
нохчийн: Фильм
Nordfriisk: Film
norsk: Film
norsk nynorsk: Film
Nouormand: Cinnéma
occitan: Filme
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Film
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਫ਼ਿਲਮ
پنجابی: فلم
Papiamentu: Pelikula
پښتو: فلم
Patois: Flim
Picard: Chinéma
Plattdüütsch: Filmkunst
polski: Film
português: Filme
Qaraqalpaqsha: Film
română: Film
Runa Simi: Kuyuq wankilli
русиньскый: Филм
русский: Фильм
саха тыла: Киинэ
संस्कृतम्: चलच्चित्रम्
sardu: Cìnema
Scots: Film
shqip: Filmi
sicilianu: Pillìcula
سنڌي: فلم
slovenčina: Film
slovenščina: Film
ślůnski: Film
Soomaaliga: Filim
کوردی: فیلم
српски / srpski: Филм
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Film
Basa Sunda: Pilem
suomi: Elokuva
svenska: Film
Tagalog: Pelikula
తెలుగు: సినిమా
тоҷикӣ: Филм
Türkçe: Film
українська: Кінофільм
اردو: فلم
vèneto: Cine
Tiếng Việt: Điện ảnh
Võro: Film
walon: Fime
Winaray: Sine
吴语: 电影
Xitsonga: Filimi
ייִדיש: פילם
粵語: 電影
Zazaki: Film
žemaitėška: Films
中文: 电影