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Chicago Style Guide: Film and television

This guide explains how to use the Chicago Style. It includes a short interactive tutorial.

Film

Reference: Author Last name, First name. Title. Directed by First Name Last Name. Original Year of Release. City: Distributor/studio, Year. Format in which the work was viewed.

Example:

 Jordan, Neil. Michael Collins. Directed by Neil Jordan. 1997. London: Warner Home video, 1998. DVD.

In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.

Example:

In the movie Michael Collins, the eponymous lead character tells Eamon De Valera: "You're my chief, always."¹

Footnote:

#. Title, directed by First name Last Name (original year of release; City; Distributor or Studio, Year), format in which viewed. 

Examples:

1. Michael Collins, directed by Neil Jordan (1997; London, Warner Home Videos, 1998), DVD.

Note: If the writer's name is not known for a film begin your entry with the Title of the work.

 

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Television

Television: Reference: Author(s) Last name, First name. "Title of Episode." Title of Series, season number, episode number. Directed by First name Last name. Original Release Year. City: Distributor or Studio, Year of distribution. Format.

 

Example:

Serling, Rod. "A Stop at Willoughby," The Twilight Zone, series 1, episode 30. Directed by Robert Parrish. 1960. Chatsworth, California: Image Entertainment, 2004. DVD.

 

In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.

 

Example:

The Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby" has been seen as an expression of American anxieties at the increased pace of life.²

 

Footnote:

#. Author(s) First name Last name, "Title of episode," Title of Series, season number, episode number, directed by First name Last Name, aired Monday Day, Year (City; Distributor or Studio, Year distributed), format in which viewed.

 

Examples:

2. Rod Serling, "A Stop at Willoughby," The Twilight Zone, series 1, episode 30, directed by Robert Parrish, aired May 6, 1960 (Chatsworth, California; Image Entertainment, 2004), DVD.

 

Note: If the writer's name is not known for a film begin your entry with the Title of the work.

 

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