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Subsection 8.3.13 Citing a Film

This image shows the cover of the film "The Revenant" with labels on elements used in a citation. The text "The Revenant," in large font near the bottom of the cover, has a blue label that reads "Title." Above the title in slightly smaller text are the names "Leonardo DiCaprio Tom Hardy" with a gray label that reads "Actors." Above these names in very faint font are the words "A film by Alexjandro G. Iñárritu" with a red label that reads "Director." In the lower left corner is a small logo with the name "20th Century Fox," with a purple label that reads "Distributor." In the lower right corner is the text "In Cinemas February 4," with a green label that reads "Date of release."

Subsubsection APA

Producer Last Name, Initials. (Producer), & Director Last Name, Initials. (Director). (Year). Title of film [Format viewed on: Motion picture]. Country of Origin: Studio.

Barmettler, M. (Producer), & Iñárritu, A. (Director). (2015). The revenant [Motion picture]. United States: 20th Century Fox.

In-text: (Barmettler, 2015)

Subsubsection Chicago

Actor 1 Last Name, First Name, and Actor 2 First Name Last Name. Title of Film. Format. Directed by Director First Name Last Name. Year of original release; city, state/country: Distributor, distribution year.

DiCaprio, Leonardo, and Tom Hardy.The Revenant. Motion picture. Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. 2015; Los Angeles, CA: 20th Century Fox, 2015.


First appearance. 31  Consecutive appearances. 32  Nonconsecutive appearances. 33 
For more information about how to insert footnotes, see Subsection 12.1.2.

Subsubsection MLA

Creator Last Name, First Name (if applicable), Title of Film or Video. Role of other contributors and their First Name Last Name, Version (if applicable), Publisher, Publication date.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant, Performers Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy. 20th Century Fox, 2015.

In-text: (Iñárritu)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, The Revenant, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015; Los Angeles, CA: 20th Century Fox, 2015), motion picture.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, The Revenant.