film·​og·​ra·​phy | \ fil-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce filmography (audio) \
plural filmographies

Definition of filmography

: a list of motion pictures featuring the work of a prominent film figure or relating to a particular topic

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But turns out, the movie, which is peppered with ’80s pop culture references, was a good fit for the SXSW audience, melding vintage pop with digital spectacle and occasional relics from Mr. Spielberg’s own filmography. Mekado Murphy, New York Times, "SXSW Film: The Movies and Performers That Stood Out," 15 Mar. 2018 In the meantime, there’s plenty of Fosse and Verdon filmography to revisit—not the least of which is 1958’s Damn Yankees. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Michelle Williams' New TV Show Fosse/Verdon," 16 Oct. 2018 Lili Reinhart has now realized just how adorable her Riverdale co-star and reported boyfriend Cole Sprouse was as a child, thanks to his early filmography that goes back to even before his Suite Life of Zack and Cody days. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Instagrammed Young Cole Sprouse From "Big Daddy"," 6 Aug. 2018 The closest thing in Spielberg’s filmography to Hereditary's use of his technique is the face of the four-year-old Cary Guffey in Close Encounters as his home is surrounded by aliens. Jacob Oller, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Hereditary' Flips Steven Spielberg's Trademark Shot," 10 June 2018 Your filmography’s full of great visual humor, sight gags, things like that. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The folks behind Ant-Man and the Wasp on why Marvel doesn’t always have to save the world," 5 July 2018 But the idealism and passion that surrounded Kennedy's campaign, coupled with the nagging questions about a legacy unfulfilled and the echoes of a half-century ago still reverberating today, make this a sterling addition to that filmography. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Bobby Kennedy for President' adds to rich trove of Kennedy lore," 26 Apr. 2018 His filmography is a who's who of ridiculous movies that are somehow at once artful and completely tasteless (his previous film, Love, was released in 3D and features a real handjob as its opening scene). Tom Philip, GQ, "Provocative Movie Director Gaspar Noé Has Finally Gone Too Far," 18 May 2018 Auto racing is a key part of Hemsworth's filmography. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis 500: ‘Thor’ actor Chris Hemsworth will wave green flag," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of filmography

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filmography

film + -ography (as in bibliography)

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