movie titles in essays
Simply put: no.
Beyond APA’s specific examples, know that certain types of titles are almost always written in italics.
Danticat, Edwidge. Brother, I’m Dying. Knopf , 2007.
Chapter title in a book or anthology :
Film titles are formatted in the same way for APA, MLA and Chicago styles of writing, in that the title is italicized in the body of your papers. For example movie titles in MLA such as Pirates of the Caribbean, and Titanic will appear as informative sources within the body of your paper in italics as shown; Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic. Within the body of your essay; APA, Chicago, and MLA writing styles all specify the use of title case for all film titles you use.
- Movies titles
- Directors’ names and relevant names of the performers
- The studio that produced the movie
- Distributor(s) of the film
- Release dates
Pirates of the Caribbean broke from Disney’s tradition of releasing more mature titles under alternate studio names.
In the body of a paper, APA, Chicago and MLA all use title case capitalization for titles of movies. All major words — such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and pronouns — are capitalized. Minor words — such as prepositions, conjunctions and articles — are lower case unless it is the first word of the title. APA also specifies that all words more than four letters should be capitalized: Gone With the Wind. APA uses sentence case capitalization for movie titles in reference lists, which means only the first word of a title and proper nouns (names of specific people, places or things) are capitalized: For whom the bell tolls.
Have you read Humble Origins to Classic Footwear, Espadrilles Endure on the Newsweek website?
Up for some exercise? See if you can emphasize the titles in the following sentences!