ACT 1. VOCABULARY ABOUT CINEMA.

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The origin of the name “film” comes from the fact that photographic film (also called film stock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist for an individual motion picture, including picture, picture show, moving picture, photo-play and flick. A common name for film in the United States is movie, while in Europe the term film is preferred. Additional terms for the field in general include the big screen, the silver screen, the cinema and the movies.

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ACT 1. VOCABULARI SOBRE CINEMA.

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L’origen del terme “pel·lícula” prové de pel·lícula fotogràfica que històricament fou el primer mitjà per enregistrar i projectar imatges en moviment. Existeixen altres termes per a referir-se a una pel·lícula: motion picture, picture show, moving picture, photo-play o flick. En els Estats Units s’empra el terme movie, mentre que a Europa és més popular el terme film. Altres termes s’utilitzen en general dins aquest camp, com: gran pantalla, setè art, cinema, etc.

italian   ACT 1. VOCABOLARIO SUL CINEMA.

L’origine del termine “pellicola” deriva dal fatto che la pellicola fotografica è storicamente stato il mezzo primario per la registrazione e la proiezione di immagini in movimento. Esistono altri termini per riferirsi ad una pellicola: motion picture, picture show, moving picture, photo-play e flick. Un modo comune per chiamare le pellicole negli Stati Uniti è movie, mentre in Europa, è preferito il termine film. Altri termini si utilizzano in generale in questo campo come: il grande schermo, lo schermo d’argento, il cinema, ecc.

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ENGLISH CATALAN SPANISH ITALIAN DEFINITION
 critic crítica crítica  critica Someone whose job it is to review films for a newspaper or TV program.
paper paper papel  personaggio A role/character played by an actor/actress.
 animated animació animación animazione A cartoon-like film using drawings and not real people.
 sequel seqüela secuela  seguito A second film made to continue the story started in the first.
lead role paper principal papel principal personaggio
principale
The most important/famous actor or actress in a film.
 stunt acròbata acróbata  acrobazia A risky piece of action in a film usually carried out by a professional.
 scene escena escena scena A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action.
 genre gènere género  genere A category or type of film, e.g. action.
 frame  fotograma fotograma  fotogramma A single picture on a roll of movie film or videotape.
screen test prova en pantalla prueba en pantalla  prova cinematografica The script for a movie, including descriptions of scenes and some camera directions
nominated nominat nominado  nominato Selected to be on a short list for a prize.
audition audició audición  audizione A trial performance, as by an actor, dancer, or musician, to demonstrate suitability or skill.
 premiere estrena estreno  prima The first showing of a film.
 extra extra extra  comparsa A performer hired to play a minor part, as in a crowd scene in a film.
 box office taquilla taquilla  botteghino A booth at the cinema where tickets are sold; used generically to also mean the cinema.
 soundtrack banda sonora banda sonora colonna sonora Songs and background music in a film.
 audition audició audición  audizione A short scene filmed to find out if the actor is good in a particular part.
 title títol título titolo The bit at the start of the film that tells you the name of the film, the actors and director.
 trailer tràiler tráiler  trailer A short film made to advertise a new film.
 multiplex multicinema multicine  multisala A big cinema with lots of screens.
 credits crèdits créditos crediti Words on the screen at the end of a film that tell you who played who, and who was the cameraman, set designer, etc.
 last release darrer comunicat último comunicado  bozza di titolo Name of a film before it is edited.
 moppet actor infantil actor infantil  bambino attore Technically, any actor under the afe of 18.
 star protagonista protagonista  protagonista The most important, main character in a film.
 casting càsting cásting  casting The process of selecting actors and actresses to play roles in a film.

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Silvia Menéndez de la Vega

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