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FILM 111 & 112 (Gunn)

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Keyword Development

French New Wave Cinema (La Nouvelle Vague) Werner Herzog
Films: Band of Outsiders, Hiroshima mon amour, Breathless, Les Bonnes femmes, 400 Blows Films: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Grizzly Man
Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda, André Bazin, Jacques Demy, François Truffaut Genres: Documentary, New German Cinema, Fiction, Horror, Thriller
Themes: Iconoclasm, experimental, irony, existentialism Themes: Frankfurt School, Marxism, nature, truth, Nietzsche

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MLA Citation

Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is used to avoid plagiarism and give credit to others for their work. MLA (8th and 9th edition) requires:

  • In-Text Citations for each source when paraphrasing and quoting
  • Works Cited page with full citation details for each source used

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In-Text Citation Works Cited Sample Papers

Citing Films

List films by their title. Include the name of the director, the film studio or distributor, and the release year. If relevant, list performer names after the director's name.

Speed Racer. Directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, performances by Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon, Ariel Winter, and John Goodman, Warner Brothers, 2008.

To emphasize specific performers or directors, begin the citation with the name of the desired performer or director, followed by the appropriate title for that person.

Lucas, George, director. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Twentieth Century Fox, 1977.