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Alternate ending

Alternate ending is a term used to describe the ending of a story that was planned or debated but ultimately unused in favor of the actual ending. Generally, alternative endings are considered to have no bearing on the canonical narrative. On the internet, amateurs may make their own alternative endings.


AMC Theatres

AMC Theatres (referred to as simply AMC is a multi-nation owned movie theater chain based in Leawood, Kansas. It was founded in 1920. It has the largest share of American theater market, ahead of the Cineworld and Cinemark theater chains. AMC took over Odeon Cinemas, Carmike Cinemas and UCI Cinemas in 2016. At that point, it became the largest movie theater chain in the world and the United States. It has over 2.200 screens and 244 theatres in Europe. It owns over 8.200 screens and 661 theatres in the United States. AMC Theatres has an R-rated policy. No person under age 17 can see an R-ra ...



Animation is a way of making a movie from many still images. The images are put together one after another, and then played at a fast speed to give the illusion of movement. Animation is a relatively new art form, and though the concept of moving images has been a theme throughout ancient civilizations, it was not until late into the 19th century that experimental animation truly began. Today, the industry of animation is booming, making up a huge commercial enterprise. A person who makes animations is called an animator. There are three ways to animate: Make computer graphics Draw each fr ...



Blockbuster was an American provider of home video, and video game rental services that was founded in 1985 and disestablished in 2013. In 2004, Blockbuster had 84.300 employees and over 8.000 stores. Blockbuster was founded in 1985 by David Cook, a technician. In 1994 it was bought by media giant Viacom and in 1997 John Antioco was named CEO. In 2004, they launched the "Blockbuster By Mail" DVD service to compete with Netflix and In 2007, James Keyes, a 7-Eleven executive, replaced Antioco as CEO. Blockbuster also started "Blockbuster On Demand" as an online-streaming service. Blockbuster ...



Españolada is a derogatory term to those artistic works that gives an exaggerated image of Spanish people based on stereotypes. One of the most notorious example is the Andalusian folklore, being flamenco very popular among foreign people. This term has another meaning that focuses on any flamboyant and messy effort that actually is worthless, for example the expression: Matar a una hormiga con una bomba atomica To kill one ant with one atomic bomb


Frame rate

Frame rate is a way of describing video. It refers to the number of images, called frames, that are being shown every second. It is measured in frames per second, or FPS. Early silent movies were shown at a frame rate between 16 and 24 frames per second. This went up to 20 and 26 FPS later. When movies with sound came out 24 FPS became the standard because it was in the middle of the frame rates theaters used. Video games are usually played at a frame rate of 60 frames per second. This is because it is a very common refresh rate display speed for computer monitors. They also can run at 30 ...



Cinematography, is recording photographic images for the cinema. Like other still photography, it includes making lighting and camera choices. However, the pictures move.



A close-up or closeup in filmmaking, television production, still photography, and the comic strip medium is a type of shot that tightly frames a person or object. Close-ups are one of the standard shots used regularly with medium and long shots.

Closing credits

Closing credits

Closing credits are shown at the end of a movie or television show. They usually say who the actors were in the movie. They also include who helped make the movie, such as the director and the producer.



Disney+ Hotstar, is an Indian over-the-top streaming service owned by Novi Digital Entertainment, a part of Disneys Star India. It has two paid subscription plans - "VIP", which has programmes from India and sports content, and "Premium" with movies and television series from other countries. As of March 2020, Disney+ Hotstar has at least 300 million active users.


Italian neorealism

Italian neorealism describes a movement in Italian cinema. Films such as Rome, Open City and Bicycle Thieves, from the 1940s, were filmed in the streets rather than a studio and told stories about poor people living difficult lives. Among neorealists are Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini.

National Film Registry

National Film Registry

The National Film Registry is the United States National Film Preservation Boards selection of movies that are believed in need to be preserved because they are very good. The NFPB, created by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, was reauthorized by acts of Congress in 1992, 1996, 2005, and again in October 2008. The mission is to keep the American cinema heritage alive and safe.


Phou-oibi, the rice goddess

"Phou-oibi, the rice goddess" is a 2013 Meitei language ballad opera, performed by the Laihui Ensemble of Manipur, as a part of Tapestry Sacred Music 2013, a program held at the Esplanade in Singapore. It is based on the legendary saga of Phouoibi, the goddess of bounty in Meitei mythology and religion.


Phouoibi Shayon

"Phouoibi Shayon" is a 2017 Meitei language mythological feature film, about the celestial goddesses, being sent down to earth to prosper the human civilization. It is directed by O. Samananda and produced under the collaboration of the Kanglei Movies World and Sergey Film Production.

Subtitle (captioning)

Subtitle (captioning)

Subtitles are text-like versions of the dialog in movies. Subtitles are also used in television programmes and video games. The text is usually displayed at the bottom of the screen. Subtitles can also be a form of written translation of a dialog in an unfamiliar language, or a written text version of the spoken words in the same language, with or without added information to help watchers who are not able to hear or people who cannot understand the spoken dialogue.