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#1
When you're talking about movies and stuff, do you get annoyed when people use the word "film" ? Like, is there a context where it should be used and a context where it shouldn't?

I say "movie" instead of "film," what about you?
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#4
Film is the word in Dutch. If I speak English I will always use the word movie.
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#5
I don't care.

I say movie, but film doesn't bother me. Not that I ever hear anyone use film.
I didn't even know people get bothered by that word. Lolz.
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#6
I use "movie" to refer to a particular production, "film" to refer to the category as a whole.
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Film is the word in Dutch. If I speak English I will always use the word movie.


Film is the word in English. Movie is American English.
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#11
I'll use film when referring to the art form, and movie when referring to a single piece.

Usually, at least.
#12
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Film is the word in English. Movie is American English.

When I pressed "post" I knew this was coming. American English is the language of movies. So I will stick to saying movies.
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Film is the word in English. Movie is American English.

Well, it is an American artform after all, so it makes sense that "movie" would be the correct terminology.
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Well, it is an American artform after all, so it makes sense that "movie" would be the correct terminology.

A lot of the technology was invented in America but the saying film as an art form is American is a big stretch. I think the French, specifically George Melies, have a stronger claim to being the first to use film to tell stories. Not saying this is 100% true though, just the direction I lean in.
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I'll use film when referring to the art form, and movie when referring to a single piece.

Usually, at least.

This is what I usually do.
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I didn't even know people get bothered by that word. Lolz.



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Well, it is an American artform after all, so it makes sense that "movie" would be the correct terminology.

How does it being "American" make that the correct term?
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#25
I don't care, and interchange between the two words at random. Ever heard of a synonym?
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A lot of the technology was invented in America but the saying film as an art form is American is a big stretch. I think the French, specifically George Melies, have a stronger claim to being the first to use film to tell stories. Not saying this is 100% true though, just the direction I lean in.

I'm just speaking in terms of how the popularization of movies as mass entertainment is a fairly American innovation, given that the Jazz Singer was made in the US, along with all of the major production companies.

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How does it being "American" make that the correct term?

That's how society works.
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I'm just speaking in terms of how the popularization of movies as mass entertainment is a fairly American innovation
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The film entertainment industry is an American invention though, he's right. The status of film as art, the films Hollywood makes as art, etc. aside, Hollywood has dominated the industry since it began.
#29
I use whichever one fits the sentence better.

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#30
its like calling an album a record, when it probably wasnt listened to on record. keep to reality
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its like calling an album a record, when it probably wasnt listened to on record. keep to reality

except you got it backwards, cuz "record" means it is the product of the act of recording, whereas "album" refers (originally) to a series of disc recordings, the kind of technology that was superseded in the '60s.
#34
i give less than 1/8th of a shit about movies in general

this may be an abnormally low number, now that i think about it
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#35
if a record was the result of recording, nothing to do with a vinyl record, then we would say a film is the result of filming, nothing to do with a... plastic film roll?
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if a record was the result of recording, nothing to do with a vinyl record, then we would say a film is the result of filming, nothing to do with a... plastic film roll?

naturally we should just call movies/films "records." they are the product of recording, after all.
#37
I say both. I would say if i am conversing with a fellow Brit, it sounds more natural for them to say "film", but it doesn't bother me too much if they use the alternative.
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#38
I say "piece."

As in, let's go see the new Spielberg piece.
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#39
So what do you guys think of that Chicken Run film.
Ain't that a great film?
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