film·​ic | \ˈfil-mik \

Definition of filmic 

: of, relating to, or resembling motion pictures

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filmically \ˈfil-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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The one novelty, E chiaro nella valle il fiume appare, by Guillaume Connesson, wasn’t a household name, but, being both filmic and concise, the music had a familiar ring to it. Peter Dobrin,, "Nicholas Angelich joins Stéphane Denève and Philadelphia Orchestra on musical jaunts," 27 Apr. 2018 But there's no denying the essential sense of beauty and desolation in Sean Penn's filmic take on the story. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 45 Best Travel Films of All Time," 11 May 2018 At the same time, Curtiz was also an expert stylist, developing a filmic language based around nearly constant movement. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Film / History The Music Box kicks off a season of Michael Curtiz revivals with the silent melodrama A Million Bid," 20 Apr. 2018 No one stretches the boundaries of filmic-funk like Younge., "Album reviews: Mountain Goats' tribute, Adrian Younge and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers," 19 Apr. 2018 The resulting portrait grids, with their serial repetition of images, contain elements of Minimalism and Pop Art, as well as of the filmic realism of ’70s auteur directors like Robert Altman. Roberta Smith, Martha Schwendener, Will Heinrich And Jillian Steinhauer, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 18 Apr. 2018 The films are designed to advance his distinct filmic vocabulary in new contexts and environments: a shuttered resort hotel, a spacious Manhattan apartment, Vietnam. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made," 17 Apr. 2018 Narkopop largely picks up where Gas left off, while amplifying its sense of filmic grandeur—and yet another new Gas album, Rausch, will arrive on May 18. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Minimal techno master Wolfgang Voigt returns to his ‘imaginary, misty forest’," 27 Mar. 2018 In short, The Big Lebowski is a very strange movie set in a highly stylized filmic universe: 1991 Los Angeles, as viewed through a haze of marijuana smoke and White Russians. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Why Film Critics Were Blind to The Big Lebowski’s Brilliance," 9 Mar. 2018

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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