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Media Studies

Advice on Citing Films

In citing film and other media, use the citation form for the format in which you watched the work being cited.

For example:

  • If you watched the film Casablanca on DVD and want to cite it, use the citation format for DVD (not the film original). 
  • If you watched Casablanca in a movie theater, use citation format for film. 
  • If you are citing a documentary or program that you watched on DVD/videotape, but which was originally broadcast on television, use the citation format for DVD/videotape. 
  • If you are citing a trailer for a theatrical movie that you watched on the internet, use the citation format for online resources.

From the UC Berkeley site.

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