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MLA Citation Guide for Media

This guide provides examples for citing common sources in film and media studies. For additional sources and guidelines:

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Citation Example Type of Source
It’s a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank CapraPerf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. RKO, 1946. Film. Film
It’s a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank CapraPerf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. 1946. Republic, 2001. DVD. DVD or Videocassette
Like Water for Chocolate [Como agua para chocolate]. Screenplay by Laura Esquivel. Dir. Alfonso ArauPerfLumi Cavazos, Marco Lombardi, and Regina Torne. Miramax, 1993. Film Film dubbed or subtitled in English
Foxygen. “Shuggie.” We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Jagjaguwar, 2012. Music Video. Dir. Ulysses/OnasisYouTube. 24 Jan. 2013. Web. Music video
“The Buccaneers.” By Edith Wharton. Perf. Mira Sorvino, Alison Elliott, and Carla Gugino. 3 episodes. Masterpiece Theatre. Introd. Russell Baker. PBS. WGBH, Boston, 27 Apr.-11 May 1997. Television. Television mini-series, broadcast
"The One About the Monkey." Friends. National Broadcasting Company. WOAI, San Antonio. 6 Feb. 2005. Television. Television episode, broadcast
"The One About the Monkey." Friends. National Broadcasting Company. Netflix. Web. 23 Jan. 2012. Television episode, online
"The One Where Chandler Can't Cry." Friends: The Complete Sixth Season. Writ. Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen. Dir. Kevin Bright. Warner Brothers, 2004. DVD. Television episode, DVD
Mad MenSeason One. Created by Matthew Weiner. Perf. John Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, John Slattery, Vincent KartheiserLionsgate, 2008. DVD. Television Series, DVD

BlanchettCate. “In Character with: Cate Blanchett.” Notes on a Scandal. Dir. Richard Eyre. Fox Searchlight, 2006. DVD.

Tarantino, Quentin. Interview by Jimmy Kimmel. Jimmy Kimmel Live. ABC. WABC, New York. 20 Apr. 2004. Television.

Interview on Television or DVD

Chaplin, Charles, dir. Modern TimesPerf. Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. United Artists, 1936. Film.

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, adapt. A Room with a View. By E.M. Forster. Dir. James Ivory. Prod. Ismail Merchant. Perf. Maggie Smith, Denholm Eliot, Helena Bonham Carter, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Cinecom Intl., 1985. Film.

Citing the contribution of a particular individual in a film
Pringles potato chips. Advertisement. MTV. 19 Jan. 2005. Television. TV commercial
Fame. Advertisement. Movieposter.com. 1980. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. Movie poster
The Great Train Robbery. Dir. Edward Porter. Thomas Edison, 1903. Internet Archive. Web. 5 June 2008. Online video
"YouTube - Jane Eyre Movie Trailer Official (HD)." YouTube. Web. 16 Mar. 2011 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8J6Cjn06kA> Movie Trailer on the Web
Miles, Betty. Liner notes. Reds. Dir. Warren Beatty. Perf. Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, and Maureen Stapleton. 1981. Paramount, 2006. DVD. DVD Liner Notes
Pfeiffer, Michelle. Audio Commentary. Grease 2. Dir. Patricia Birch. Perf. Pfeiffer, Adrian ZmedMaxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, and Maureen Teefy. 1982. Paramount, 2003. DVD. DVD commentary
TroxelEsmé P., Dir. From Fowl to Film: Making Turducken. Ulysses/Onasis Productions, 2012. Turducken the Film. Dir. Lance Alton TroxelPerf. Chris ForakerShealynn Swift, Billy Reed, and Amy Callahan. Affinito Films, 2013. DVD. "Making of" Documentary on a DVD
AtharSohaib (ReallyVirtual). “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).” 1 May 2011, 3:58 p.m. Tweet. Twitter

 

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