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Chicago Citation Style (17th Edition): Motion Picture (Video Recording)

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 17th edition.

Motion Picture (Video Recording) ( p. 768)

General Format 

Full Note:

1. "Scene Title or Number," Title of Motion Picture, directed by 
      Director First Name Surname (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), Format.

Concise Note: 

2. "Scene Title or Number."


"Scene Title or Number." Title of Motion Picture. Directed by
            Director First Name Surname. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Format.


Full Note:

1. Joe Versus the Volcano, directed by John Patrick Shanley (1990; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2002), DVD.

Concise Note:

2. "Joe Versus the Volcano."


Shanley, John Patrick, dir. Joe Versus the Volcano. 1990; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2002. DVD.

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About Citing Audiovisual Media

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing audiovisual media.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.
Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.
Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections and pages in the manual.


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