In-text citation of a film?

As Eric Franklin a warden at Lexington Corrections put it “people want to lock people away and when their sentence is over they expect these people to be reformed, a different person” (The House I Live in 2012).

Do I need to put the film name in quotations or italics?

Also should I be putting the directors name instead of the film title in the citation?

I know that when you mention the film in the sentence it should be in italics.


I already have my citation.

The House I Live In. Dir. Eugene Jarecki. By Eugene Jarecki and Christopher St John.

Perf. Nannie Jeter and David Simon. Charlotte Street Films, 2012. Film.

I just need help with the parenthetical citation!

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Basic reference list format:

    Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). (Italic)Title of motion picture [Motion picture]. Country of origin: Studio or distributor.

    Note: If a movie or video tape is not available in wide distribution, add the following to your citation after the country of origin: (Available from Distributor name, full address and zip code).

  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    APA or MLB?

    The Modern Language Association (MLA) format for in-text citation of a movie suggests that the title of the movie, underlined, be placed inside the parentheses as follows: (title underlined) (e.g., Casablanca).

    Unfortunately, I am unable to underscore using Yahoo Answers.

    The American Psychological Association (APA) format for in-text citation of a movie suggests that the director's name and the date of the movie be included parenthetically: (Hitchcock, 1954)

  • 5 years ago

    I looked in my files but can only find in the refernece list. I would just write the priducers surname and the date. For example. According to Jones (18987) .... or He said that was the way to go (Ford, 2005). I dont realy know. Ask on the psychology section, there are some pepole there who know.

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