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Movie Vocabulary

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genre
movie style, kind, type
action
an exciting movie with a hero who fights against bad guys with many physical fight
horror
a scary movie
thriller
a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie
comedy
A funny movie or story
romance
Love story
sci-fi
Fiction based on real or imaginary scientific developments
western
a movie about cowboys
musical
dialogue is interrupted by musical numbers
drama
the audience knows something the characters do not
family
movie for kids or relates to them in the context of home and family
animation
movie in which drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame (stop-frame cinematography)
fantasy
A story containing unreal, imaginary features.
documentary
a movie about real life
character
A person in a story
lead role
main part in a movie or play
hero
Protagonist
heroine
female hero
villain
Antagonist
sidekick
a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
supporting character
Often provides support for and illuminates the protagonist
heartthrob
Handsome, charming boy , very popular, he uses his popularity
plot
Sequence of events in a story
extra
a person who acts in the background of a movie
scenes
a short segment or part of a film
sequel
Part II of a movie or story
setting
where a movie takes place
Academy Award, Oscar
award for movies
critic
someone who writes movie reviews
blockbuster
a big movie production
projector
what you use to watch a movie
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