Study Questions and Vocabulary: Cinema

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Vocabulary

Character Pinyin English
电影 diànyǐng movie (N)
看电影 kàn diànyǐng to watch a movie (V.O.)
电影院 diànyǐngyuán movie theater/cinema (N)
银幕 yínmù screen (litt. silver screen) (N)
电影业 diànyǐngyè film industry (N)
演员 yǎnyuǎn actor/actress (N)
表演 biǎoyǎn to act (V)
导演 dǎoyǎn director (N)
剧组 jùzǔ crew/cast (N)
编辑 biānjí to edit (N)
一场 yīchǎng scene (N)
背景 bèijǐng background (N)
情节 qíngjié plot (N)
剧本 jùběn script (N)
配乐 pèiyuè movie score (music) (N)
戏剧 xìjù drama (N)
喜剧 xǐjù comedy (N)
武侠片 wǔxiápiān martial arts movie (N)
动画片 dònghuàpiān animated movie/cartoon (N)
影评家 yǐngpíngjiā film critic (N)
盗版 dàobǎn pirate copy/to pirate (N/V)
数字光盘 shùzi guāngpán DVD (N)
第五代导演 Dìwǔdài dǎoyǎn Fifth Generation directors (PN)
照相机/摄影机 zhàoxiàngjì/shèyǐngjì camera (N)
摄影角度 shèyǐng jiǎodù camera angle (N)
摄影 shèyǐng to shoot (a movie) (V)

Activities

  • Try to find information on the Internet or in the library about some of the movies mentioned in the article. What are the films about? Do you think the themes of the movies are very different from movies at other times or places? Why or why not?
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