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Film vocabulary for FCE
FCE Gold Unit 1
Terms in this set (44)
the series of events that form the story of a novel, play, film/movie, etc
e.g. The film has a conventional ______ about love and marriage.
the place and time at which the action of a play, novel, etc. takes place
e.g. Despite being science fiction, the film had a believable __________.
the activity or profession of performing in plays, films/movies, etc
e.g. She started her _______ career while still at school.
representing things as they are in real life
e.g. The CGI was completely ___________.
e.g. Some people complain that films today have too much ________.
a line of seats in a cinema/movie theater, etc
e.g. Let's sit in the back _______.
e.g. Our seats are five _______s from the front.
when a film ends in a good way
e.g. My mum only watches films which have a ______________.
unusual or exciting pieces of action in films/movies or television programmes, that are created by computers or clever photography to show things that do not normally exist or happen
e.g. If the _______ ________ are done right, you shouldn't notice them at all.
a dangerous and difficult action that somebody does to entertain people, especially as part of a film/movie
e.g. He did all his own ________s.
a part of a film/movie, play, etc. that shows a scene that happened earlier in time than the main story
e.g. The events that led up to the murder were shown in a series of ________s.
a photograph, or picture in a film/movie, taken very close to somebody/something so that it shows a lot of detail
e.g. It was strange to see her own face in __________ on the screen.
a person in charge of a film/movie or play who tells the actors and staff what to do
e.g. I think Steven Spielberg is the greatest _______ alive today.
the most exciting part of a play, piece of music, etc. that usually happens near the end
e.g. The film's powerful _______ is the murder of Nancy by her lover Bill Sikes.
a situation in a story, film/movie, competition, etc. that is very exciting because you cannot guess what will happen next, or you do not find out immediately what happens next
e.g. The first film ended on a real _________________, so I can't wait to see the second one to find out what happens.
the place at a theatre, cinema/movie theater, etc. where the tickets are sold
e.g. The movie has been a huge ______-________ success (= many people have been to see it).
a part of a film/movie, play or book in which the action happens in one place or is of one particular type
e.g. The movie opens with a _______ in a New York apartment.
a scene in a film/movie that is filmed continuously by one camera
e.g. The opening ______ of a character walking across a desert is incredibly dramatic and draws you into the film.
to make a film/movie or photograph of something
e.g. Cameras ready? OK, _______!
films/movies or television in general
e.g. He has adapted the play for the _________.
e.g. Some actors never watch themselves on _________.
a famous and excellent singer, performer, sports player, etc
e.g. He's so good—I'm sure he'll be a big _____.
a person who has the main part, or one of the main parts, in a film/movie, play, etc
e.g. She was the ______ of many popular television series.
a person or an animal in a book, play or film/movie
e.g. a major/minor _______ in the film
a written text of a play, film/movie, broadcast, talk, etc
e.g. That line isn't in the original ______.
the clothes worn by actors in a play or film/movie, or worn by somebody to make them look like something else
e.g. The actors were still in _______ and make-up.
to make something available to the public
e.g. The new James Bond film will be _________d in November.
the arrangement or type of light in a place
e.g. The play had excellent sound and _______ effects.
the words spoken by an actor in a play or film/movie
e.g. to learn your _______s
e.g. a ______ from the film 'Casablanca'
an actor's part in a play, film/movie, etc
e.g. It is one of the greatest _______s she has played.
the most important part in a play, film/movie, etc
e.g. Who is in the ________ ______?
the way a person performs in a play, concert, etc
e.g. She gave the greatest ________ of her career.
e.g. an Oscar-winning ________ from Kate Winslet
an occasion at which you can see a film/movie, a show, etc. before it is shown to the general public
e.g. a press _______(= for journalists only)
a person who writes screenplays
the words that are written for a film/movie (= the script ), together with instructions for how it is to be acted and filmed
e.g. She won an Oscar for the movie's __________.
conversations in a book, play, or film/movie
e.g. The novel has long descriptions and not much ________.
a shot taken from a place
e.g. The film starts with an ______ _____ of the city.
an act of removing part of a film/movie, play, piece of writing, etc
e.g. The director objected to the _____s ordered by the censor.
all the people who act in a play or film/movie
e.g. The whole _______ performs/perform brilliantly.
a passage between rows of seats in a church, theatre, train, cinema, etc, or between rows of shelves in a supermarket
e.g. I prefer sitting on the _______, rather than in the middle of the cinema.
substances used especially by women to make their faces look more attractive, or used by actors to change their appearance
e.g. to put on your _________
the first public performance of a film/movie or play
e.g. the world _________ of his new play
e.g. The movie will have its _________ in July.
the music written for a film/movie or play
e.g. an award for best original _______
all the music, speech and sounds that are recorded for a film/movie
e.g. The _________ of 'Casablanca' took weeks to edit.
a person who is in charge of the practical and financial aspects of making a film/movie or a play
e.g. Hollywood screenwriters, actors and __________s
a person who writes music, especially classical music
e.g. John Williams is one of the best __________s of film music.
a book, film/movie, play, etc. that continues the story of an earlier one
e.g. a _________ to the hit movie 'Madagascar'
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