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Chicago style guide: Film/video

Chicago Style Guide

Film or video

Citation of films follows the style used for books, with the addition of medium type. A portion of a video is cited as a chapter of a book, using chapter numbers that are provided if the medium is DVD.. Supplementary material that is included on a DVD is cited as a chapter.

Basic model for a film or video

Director Firstname Lastname, Film Title (Original publication date; Publication City: Publisher, Publication date), Medium.


Director Lastname, Firstname. Film Title. Original publication date; Publication city: Publisher, Publication date. Medium.

An entire film or video

Edward D. Wood, Jr., dir., Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959; Chatsworth, CA: Image Entertainment, 2000), DVD.


Edward D. Wood, Jr., dir. Plan 9 From Outer Space. 1959. Chatsworth, CA: Image Entertainment, 2000. DVD.

A video from an online video site, such as YouTube

2. "Tony vs Paul," video file, 5:02, YouTube, posted by FriendsInFaux, November 16, 2006,


"Tony vs Paul." Video file, 5:02. YouTube. Posted by FriendsInFaux, November 16, 2006.


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