film·​og·​ra·​phy | \fil-ˈmä-grə-fē \
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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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 Reese Witherspoon’s filmography spans nearly three decades and runs the gamut from romantic comedies like Legally Blonde to dramas like Walk the Line, the biopic that won her an Oscar. Cady Lang, Time, "Jeopardy! Had a Whole Category on Reese Witherspoon Movies and One Contestant Crushed It," 3 Apr. 2018 Certainly, that Bruhl can speak comfortably in four languages has helped him craft an iconoclastic filmography. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "How Daniel Bruhl Became Hollywood's Every Countryman," 16 Mar. 2018 Going through his entire filmography is a rewarding trip through American cinema’s highs and lows; here are some (hardly comprehensive) highlights from either end. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Many Eras of Al Pacino's Stardom," 25 Mar. 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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