The simplest basic MLA entry for a film citation includes the title of the film, the director, the production company, and the release date. Other contributions, such as the writer(s), performer(s), and producer(s), may also be included if they are important to the discussion of your assignment.
Movies are different from other forms of literature because they aren't published in printed form. Instead, movies are presented on film or television. For this reason, a movie citation requires some special notation to indicate that it is not a book but a film. You do this by adding "a film" after the title of the work being cited.
For example, John Ford's 1936 film version of George Bernard Shaw's play, "Major Barbara," would be cited as follows: "A film by John Ford about Major Barbara."
This list does not include all possible contributors to a film. If you are writing about an obscure film there is no need to list every contributor except perhaps its director. However, if the film in question has many credits go ahead and give full names for those you can think of now or later.
As well as listing writers, directors, and performers, it is also possible to list musicians, actors, artists, and others who have contributed to the creation of a film.
To cite a movie in MLA, simply put the title of the film in brackets. If you're taking a quote from a movie word for word, it's best to put it in quotation marks. Mention the film's director and studio, as well as the year and format, in the work referenced section.
To reference a Netflix movie in MLA 8, use the following format: First name, Last name directed and performed by First name, Last name*, Production Company, Year published Netflix website URL for more information.
In this case, the example citation would be: Jay Baruchel, 2013. "Jay Baruchel." Movie Magic. Netflix, www.netflix.com/title/80077104.
For more examples, see our page on citing movies on Netflix.
A normal MLA is sufficient. The following is how the cited entry is structured: "Title of the Source," author. Title of the container, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, and Location are also contributors. The reference contains only pertinent information. Any additional notes should be included in the source text or its bibliography.
If you use another citation style such as APA or Chicago, these formats are examples only. Your institution's department or service may have requirements for how references are listed in academic articles. Consult with your mentor or instructor to ensure that you include all relevant information while keeping this principle in mind.
The following is how the cited entry is structured: Author. The source's title the container's title Others who have contributed Version, Number, and Publisher Date of publication, Location The reference contains only pertinent information. It is essential to distinguish references that provide complete information for locating additional sources of data, such as surveys or statistics, from those that do not.
The bibliography or reference list is a record of all the publications and other sources used by the writer during the course of preparing the work. It should include details about each source, including its author, date, location, and type (for example, journal article, book, website), as well as a short comment on the usefulness of the source to the reader. A separate bibliography is required for each work being published. Bibliographies can be included with the manuscript or published separately. If they are included with the manuscript, then they must be submitted with it. If you submit your own bibliography, then you must include a statement listing the number of items included in the submission and their respective lengths.
Bibliographies can be classified into three main types: personal, local, and general.
Personal bibliographies contain information about the writer's own works or activities. They may include lists of books reviewed, articles written, conferences presented at, etc.