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What does “movie/film” actually mean?

I'm a native Vietnamese speaker. In Vietnamese we used the word "phim" (which is taken from French or English "film") to refer to just about any type of recorded cinematic video. I've tried to look in ...
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In which accent does Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) speak?

I don't know if Stack Exchange is the right place to ask this question but I am very keen to find out: Which accent has Brad Pitt adopted in the movie Inglourious Basterds for the role of Lieutenant ...
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What is the meaning of “old sport”?

In the film "The Great Gatsby," Mr. Gatsby says "Sorry, old sport, I thought you knew"; what is the meaning of old sport?
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What does the idiom “That's the way it crumbles, cookie-wise” mean?

I just watched the movie The apartment (by Billy Wilder, 1960) and hear the main character say: That's the way it crumbles, cookie-wise I kind of understand it as "that's life", as someone would ...
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Word choices in Spartacus series

Note of importance before I start: I'm not a native English speaker. With that out of way, I wonder about word choices in the Spartacus series. I have watched the first series so far and I have ...
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Use of the opening roll for corny/pointless exposition?

(Please note - indeed @Dan Bron came up with the word exposition, which is now used to further clarify the question.) There are many specific terms for different types of corny exposition in films. ...