how do you cite a movie in an essay
Use this MLA citation structure if citing a film or video found on a database, such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or HBO Go.
(Chegg 00:00:05 – 00:00:15)
Nosferatu. Directed by F.W. Murnau, performance by Max Schreck, Prana Film, 1922. YouTube , uploaded by Timeless Classic Movies , 9 July 2017 , www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC6jFoYm3xs&t=1s .
Date published August 1, 2019 by Shona McCombes. Date updated: September 12, 2019
The companion in-text citation would be:
Parenthetical: (Levitan & Lloyd, 2020).
In these cases, the publication date is the release year of the specific version, not the general release:
As in the above example, when the director is also a producer, this information should be included.
Use the following information for the references page: Last name of the director or producer and initial of the first name, the year the film was released, the title of the film and the location of the studio followed by the name of the studio. The reference should look like this: Director’s last name, director’s first initial. (Director). (Year). Title [Film]. Location: Studio
Cite the name of the director or name of an actor in a film if you reference them specifically in the text. Introduce the director or actor in a relevant way; like, “as evidenced by the work ‘Director’ did in the film ‘Film.'”