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Encyclopedia > Feature film
A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography.
A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography.

A feature film is a term from the film industry used to refer to a movie made for initial distribution in theaters. Download high resolution version (2240x1680, 1647 KB)Film Reel This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (2240x1680, 1647 KB)Film Reel This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This movie film reel has film wrapped around it. ... Digital cinematography is essentially filming motion pictures on digital video instead of film. ... The film industry involves motion pictures studios, manufacturers of technical equipment and software, distribution and personnel on a global scale. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Distribution is one of the four aspects of marketing. ... A typical megaplex (AMC Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario, California). ...

The term evolved from the days when the cinema-goer would watch a series of short subjects before the main film. The shorts would typically include newsreels, serials (e.g. The Perils of Pauline), and animated cartoons (e.g. Betty Boop and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit). These types of short films would lead up to what came to be called the "featured presentation": the film given the most prominent billing and running multiple reels, almost always at least an hour and more typically, around 90 minutes. Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... A Newsreel is a documentary film that is regularly released in a public presentation place containing filmed news stories. ... Note: This article is about serials in literature and the audio-visual media. ... The Perils of Pauline was a silent movie serial which debuted in 1914. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... Betty Boop, 1930-1967 from the opening title sequence of the earliest entries in the Betty Boop Cartoons series. ... Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was an animated cartoon character who starred in a series of cartoon motion pictures of 1920s and 1930s released by Universal Studios. ... This movie film reel has film wrapped around it. ...

Based on length, the first feature film was the 1906 release The Story of the Kelly Gang. See also: 1905 in film 1906 1907 in film years in film film Events Ben Hur, directed by Sidney Olcott. ... The Story of the Kelly Gang is widely regarded as the worlds first feature length film. ...

The megaplex of the late 20th century and the digital-based production methods have transformed what "feature film" means. The advent of television led to the elimination of the short subjects in favor of trailers and TV-style advertising (though short films are still made for a non-mainstream audience). Today, "feature film" is used mostly to distinguish Hollywood and independent films from films made-for-television or those which go direct-to-video. A typical AMC Theatres megaplex. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Digital video is a type of video recording system that works by using a digital, rather than analog, representation of the video signal. ... Theatrical trailers are film advertisements for films that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, on whose screen they are shown; they are commonly known as previews of coming attractions. ... // Background From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... ... It has been suggested that Independents be merged into this article or section. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, telefilm, etc. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ...

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Violence in G-rated Animated Feature Films, press release of Tuesday, May 23, 2000, Harvard School of Public Health (714 words)
Boston, MA--G-rated animated feature films are not as violence free as their rating suggests.
A study of G-rated animated feature films available for rental finds that acts of violence in these movies are common, and that the amount of violence in this popular form of children's entertainment has risen dramatically over the years.
Though violent content in such films has always varied widely, the average amount of time depicting acts of violence in children's animated films has gone from approximately 6 minutes in 1940 (Snow White introduced the genre in 1937) to 9 and a half minutes in 1999.
267 Feature Films Eligible for 77th Academy Awards® Consideration (278 words)
Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
Films submitted in the Documentary, Foreign Language, Animated Feature and Short Films categories have different eligibility requirements and are viewed and selected by special voting panels of Academy members.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2004 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2005, from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland® and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m.
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