celluloid : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics
  • n  a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    theater pieces transferred to celluloid
  • s  artificial as if portrayed in a film
    a novel with flat celluloid characters

  • Though Zhang may resemble many of China's interchangeable celluloid cutiesbamboo-slender physique, doe eyes, knife-edge cheekbonesher acting has a seasoned intelligence that .
  • From Tarawa famed war reporter Robert Sherrod told of the hell that he witnessed, "The Jap flared like a piece of celluloid.
  • Shooting on celluloid had become unaffordable, and the nascent film industry, Adesanya notes, made its last commercial feature in 1991.
News & Articles

  • 'World War Z': A look back at the early years of zombie flicks
    With “World World Z” off to a strong start at the box office -- both globally and at its Thursday night domestic opening, where it took in $3.6 million -- it seemed time to track the shambling forebears of the celluloid walking dead.
    June 21, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Film calendar
    Reel World Cinema: The theme for this late-spring series of films is "The Celluloid West -- Revisited," six award-winning westerns. The...
    June 21, 2013 - Everett Herald
  • Movie role 15 years ago still overshadows Ray Allen's big shots
    Even after Tuesday's big shot, Miami Heat guard will still be remembered as celluloid basketball star Jesus Shuttlesworth.        
    June 19, 2013 - Sun-Sentinel

  • Aamir Khan in Times of India
    Not only she has written a great script, I was shocked to see how beautifully she has made the film. It's a very complicated story with many layers and bringing it to the celluloid was a very difficult job,said Aamir.
  • Rinko Kikuchi in Channel News Asia
    But then, I've been told it's because Japanese actresses look weak and diluted on celluloid -- they're often uncomfortable about coming on strong,Kikuchi told the Japan Times.
  • Woody Allen in Gothamist
    He also said of his own films, "There are a few better than others, half a dozen, but it's a surprising paucity of worthwhile celluloid," and named his favorites as Purple Rose of Cairo, Match Point, Bullets Over Broadway, Zelig, Husbands and...

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