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 ‘Movie’ vs. ‘Film’ 
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Post ‘Movie’ vs. ‘Film’
Does the etymology matter?

Apparently “movies” was first a slang term for “moving pictures”, as in spoken in that old era white-American radio accent: “We’re goin’ to the move-ees, kids!”

It’s as strange and quaint as calling fiction books “novies”, DVDs “digies”, and popular music “poppies”.

Then again, that’s kind of just how new words are made (like “runners”), and most word-origins have little to do with how people use them, but I’m wondering whether it comes off as unprofessional to some audiences. I use it all the time and never thought about it, but it occured older folk might see it the same as we would entering our 60s or 70s to find “shitter” being used as professional substitute for toilet/bathroom.


Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:43 am
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It matters to me. I usually refer to trash as movies, and those I hold in higher regard as films. I see 'movies' as an American term, which I associate with junk food and blockbusters. I see the term 'film' as having class, so European cinema, auteurs, independent cinema, etc.


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movies for american rednecks, film for british snobs, motion pictures for the real elite aka me

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Price wrote:
movies for american rednecks, film for british snobs, motion pictures for the real elite aka me

What about flicks?

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Rev wrote:
Price wrote:
movies for american rednecks, film for british snobs, motion pictures for the real elite aka me

What about flicks?


that's for people with mental disabilities e.g. Dallas Cowboy fans :wub2:

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Price wrote:
Rev wrote:
Price wrote:
movies for american rednecks, film for british snobs, motion pictures for the real elite aka me

What about flicks?


that's for people with mental disabilities e.g. Dallas Cowboy fans :wub2:

:funny: god damn you

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Algren wrote:
It matters to me. I usually refer to trash as movies, and those I hold in higher regard as films. I see 'movies' as an American term, which I associate with junk food and blockbusters. I see the term 'film' as having class, so European cinema, auteurs, independent cinema, etc.


Have officially given movie the flick.

Only thing is, it’s pretty handy as a term substitute to mix vocab up in longer paragraphs. Might go with a capitalised Moving Cinema Picture. At least that way it’ll be clever in reference to dramas...cuz, you know, dramas are moving and stuff.

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