Answered By: Brenan Murphey
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014     Views: 32

In the MLA style, you usually start with the title, italicized, then the director's name, the distributor, the year, then the medium you saw it in. More may be added after the director's name, such as actors or screen writers, if you discussed or examined their role in your work.

For Example if you are citing a film that was seen in theaters, lets use Star Wars as an example with an emphasis on the actor who played Darth Vader, it would look like this:

Star Wars. Dir. George Lucas. Prod. Gary Kurtz. Perf. David Prowse. C Twentieth Century Foc Film Corporation, 1977.    Film

If you are citing the above film after it was out of theaters, and in this case on DVD,  you would cite like follows:

Star Wars. Dir. George Lucas. Prod. Gary Kurtz. Perf. David Prowse. C Twentieth Century Foc Film Corporation, 1977.    DVD

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