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Film 200 (Professor Joi Carr): MLA Citation Style 8th edition

An introductory study of the critical and technical language associated with the Film Studies discipline.

Perdue OWL

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MLA 8th Edition

MLA Style from Modern Language Association

Special Instructions by Reference Type

Film or Broadcast:

  • If you are treating the director as an author, put the name into the “Director” field. If you are treating the director as an Other Contributor, put the name into the “Credits” field.

Films or Movies 

List films by their title. Include the name of the director, the film studio or distributor, and the release year. If relevant, list performer names after the director's name.

To emphasize specific performers or directors, begin the citation with the name of the desired performer or director, followed by the appropriate title for that person.

MLA 8 in Payson Library

Understanding MLA Style