This page will give a quick reference for how to cite the elements of a film in the MLA style. Included in this reference page will be links to sources that cover the MLA style at length.
When it comes to citing a line of dialogue it follows the same rules as citing dialogue in a book, journal, or poem. Your in-text citation will need to reference the first item in the citation on your Works Cited page.
Example MLA (2016):
Batman reveals his identity to Gordon saying, "A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended" (Nolan).
Nolan, Christopher. Dir. The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Brothers, 2012. Film.
*example created by Justin Welty
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