Vocab Rehab – Movie/TV night

  • Set – in a story, series, film, set refers to the time or place the action happens
    • The film News of the World with Tom Hanks, is set in Texas after the Civil War.
  • Film set – the scenery and props as arranged for shooting a film
    • I love when films release bloopers and outtakes of the characters laughing on the film set when they are making the film.
  • Cast – the actors in a film, play or show
    • Django, the Quentin Tarantino film, has an amazing cast including Jaime Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Plot – the story of a book, film, play, etc.
    • In the movie Captain Fantastic, the plot centers around a family who returns to ‘normal life’ after having been living in isolation in the wilderness for years. I read someone call it the Noam Chomsky version of Little Miss Sunshine.
  • Series – a set of television or radio broadcasts on the same subject or using the same characters but in different situations.
    • I loved the first two seasons of the series ‘Money Heist’, but the third season got a bit repetitive.
  • Episodes – one part of a television or radio program that is given as a series.
    • What I most like about the series This is Us is how they show us different parts of the characters’ lives in just one episode.
  • Acclaimed – attracting public approval and recognition.
    • The TV series is based on the critically acclaimed book called the Handmaid’s Tale which was written by Margaret Atwood.
  • Characters – The person represented in a film, book, story, etc.
    • My favorite Marvel character is Black Widow and there is a movie coming out this summer that is based on her.
  • Masterpiece – some form of art that is completed with great skill.
    • I thought the film Parasite was a masterpiece because of the way it displayed greed from both perspectives and how it highlighted the social discrimination.
  • Binge-Watch – to watch several episodes of a series one after the other.
    • I got hooked on the series Ozark and binge watched two seasons in a weekend.

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