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Anthology films


  • Feature-length films made up of various episodes or stories that are usually connected by a theme, event, location or original author and often have a wrap-around tale. For films that are composed of pre-existing published or unpublished films, or portions thereof, see [Compilation films.]

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  • Form

    • Anthology films
  • Variants

    • Anthologies (Motion pictures)
    • Composite films
    • Episode films
    • Episodic films
    • Omnibus films
    • Portmanteau films
    • Sketch films
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  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Moving image genre-form guide online, November 15, 2007(Anthology: most commonly a television series (although occasionally a feature), without continuing characters, often linked by host, genre, original source, or reappearing star. Also use for work containing multiple, diverse segments that cover a wide range of topics and genres)
    • found: Yee, Martha M. Moving image materials : genre terms, 1988:p. 28 (Anthologies: use for fictional series which do not utilize the same set of characters over and over, but rather, consist of a string of distinct and unconnected dramatic presentations, each with a different cast and a different set of characters)
    • found: Lopez, D. Films by genre, 1993:p. 90 (Episode film: a film composed of different parts or episodes which are in fact different stories, usually connected by an overall theme and forming a feature-length film. The segments or shorts that form the episode film may be by the same director or by a number of directors, nationally produced or co-produced by different countries; aka anthology film, composite film, episodic film, multiple story film, omnibus film, portmanteau film, sketch film)
    • found: LCSH, November 15, 2007(hdg.: Anthology films)
  • General Notes

    • Feature-length films made up of various episodes or stories that are usually connected by a theme, event, location or original author and often have a wrap-around tale. For films that are composed of pre-existing published or unpublished films, or portions thereof, see [Compilation films.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Compilation films]
  • Change Notes

    • 2011-05-04: new
    • 2016-02-18: revised
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