How to cite a dvd
There is also a great deal of information available on DVDs.
Films, movies, documentaries are composed very differently from books, magazines and newspapers. If you have ever stayed to see the credits at the end of any film you understand just how many people with a variety of skills are needed to make a film come to life on the screen. Because there are so many people involved the citation is limited to the mail people who are responsible for the creation of the film. The writer, the director and the performers. The name of the film company and the year of release are also important. When a film is released on DVD or Blue Ray, the name of the distributor is also included.
For most research, the DVD format is most frequently used which is what we will use today. One of my favorite films of all time is "The Iron Giant", which we will use as an example here
The information you would need can be found in several places. On the back of the DVD itself, The International Movie Database IMDB or a retailer that sells DVDs.
The films are listed by title, then the director and/or writer and the primary performers. The original film company, the original release date and the format.
Information for this film:
Title: The Iron Giant
Director: Brad Bird
Writers: Tim McCanlies (Screenplay), Brad Bird (Screen story)
Performers: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Aniston
Production Company: Warner Brothers
Original Release Date: 1999
The citation for this DVD would look like this:
The Iron Giant. Dir. Brad Bird. Wri. Time McCanlies, Brad Bird. Perf. Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Aniston. Warner Brothers, 1999. DVD
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