Stunt man: a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts

Subtitle: translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program

Synopsis: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument

Studio: workplace consisting of a room or building where movies or television shows or radio programs are produced and recorded

Squib: firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise

Sound effect: an effect that imitates a sound called for in the script of a play

Voice over: the voice on an unseen commentator in a film of television program

Writer: a person who is able to write and has written something

Zoom in: examine closely; focus one’s attention on

An action movie: a film with fast moving scenes, often containing violence and action scenes.

To be engrossed in: to be completely focused on one thing especially on any activity

Bedtime reading: something to read in bed before going to sleep

To be a big reader: someone who reads a lot and that can be anything like any novel or book

To be based on: to use as a model that can be any character of male or female

A box office hit: a financially successful film which makes more money than expectation

To be heavy-going: difficult to read

A blockbuster: a film that is a big commercial success

To catch the latest movie: to see a film that has just come out

The central character: the main person in a film or book

A classic: of the highest quality

To come highly recommended: to be praised by another person

Couldn’t put it down: wasn’t able to stop reading a book or any article

To flick through: to go quickly through a book

To get a good/bad review: to receive positive or negative feedback about movie or book

To go on general release: when a film can be seen by the general public

Hardback: a book with a rigid covers (see ‘paperback’ below)

A historical novel: a story set in the past

A low budget film: a film made with a small amount of Money

On the big screen: at the cinema

A page turner: a book that you want to keep reading

Paperback: a book with a flexible covers (see ‘hardback’ above)

Plot: the main events in a film or book

To read something from cover to cover: to read book from the first page to the last

Sci-fi: science fiction

Script: Something written by hand

Sound track: sound recording on a narrow strip of a motion picture film producer

Actor: a person whose profession is acting on the stage, in films, or on television

Film: a story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a cinema or on television

Producer: producer plays an integral role in the television, film and video industries

Director: a person who supervises the actor and other staff in a film, play, or similar production

Special effect: an illusion created for films and television by props, camerawork, and computer graphics

Score: score is the written part of a musical composition

Cameraman: a person whose profession is operating a video, television, or film camera

Editor: a person who is in charge of and determines the final content of a newspaper, magazine, or multi-another book.

Box office: a place at a theatre, cinema, etc. where tickets are brought or reserved

Choreographer: a person who composes the sequence of steps and moves for a performance of dance

Cinema: a theatre where films are shown for public entertainment

Costumer: someone who designs or supplies costum

Critic: a person engaged in the analysis and interpretation of art

Dubbing: a new soundtrack that is added to a film

Extra: a minor actor in crowd scenes

Flashback: a transition in a story to an earlier event or scene

Flash-forward: a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

Grip: worker who moves the camera while a show is being made

Hairstylist: someone who cuts or beautifies hair

Lighting: apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film

Negative: photographic film showing an image with colors reversed

Outtake: a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film

Premiere: the first public performance of a play or movie

Sequel: a part added to a book or film that continues and extends it

Puppeteer: one who operates dolls or marionettes

Reel: a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames

Scene: series of pictures constituting a unit of action in a film

Set: scenery used to identify a location of a dramatic production


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    I know sir you have lots of knowledge but sir i would like to reguest you sir please leave the some topic of interview related.


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