Q. Do I need to cite a movie if I'm not quoting it?
Yes, you need to cite a source whenever you use either words or ideas from that source. So, even if you did not use any quotes from a movie, if you use information from the movie you will need to cite it.
To cite a movie, see the APA Help Guide for examples:
- Click on References and In-text Citation Examples.
- Click on Other and then click on Film/TV.
Film / Motion Picture
Richter, J. (Producer), & Hausmann, J. (Director). (1985). Cezanne: The man and the mountain [Motion picture]. United States: Home Vision.
Paraphrase: (Richter & Hausmann, 1985). Quotation: (Richter & Hausmann, 1985, <DVD track title>)
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