noun Date: 1910 motion picture 2

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  • Photoplay — aout 1921 couverture de Rolf Armstrong Photoplay est l un des premiers magazines réservés aux cinéphiles. Il a été fondé en 1911 à Chicago, la même année que le magazine Motion Picture Story, fondé par James Stuart Blackton. Initialement,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Photoplay — Pho to*play , n. A play for representation or exhibition by moving pictures; also, the moving picture representation of a play. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • photoplay — ☆ photoplay [fōt′ō plā΄ ] n. [ PHOTO + PLAY] former name for FILM (n. 5) …   English World dictionary

  • Photoplay — can also refer to a type of novel popular during the silent era of Hollywood. Photoplay was one of the first film fan magazines. It was founded in 1911 in Chicago, the same year that J. Stuart Blackton founded a similar magazine entitled Motion… …   Wikipedia

  • photoplay — photoplayer, n. /foh teuh play /, n. a motion picture scenario; screenplay. [1910 15; Amer.; PHOTO + PLAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • photoplay — noun a) a theatrical play that has been filmed for showing as a movie. b) a novel adapted from a movie and illustrated with photographic stills taken from the film. Usage largely confined to the silent era of Hollywood …   Wiktionary

  • photoplay — Synonyms and related words: 3 D, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Technicolor, Western, animated cartoon, black and white film, cartoon, chiller, cine, cinema, color film, creepie, documentary, documentary film, educational film, feature, film, flick,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • photoplay — n. screenplay, script for a motion picture (Movies) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photoplay — pho·to·play …   English syllables

  • photoplay — pho•to•play [[t]ˈfoʊ təˌpleɪ[/t]] n. 1) sbz a motion picture 2) sbz the scenario for it; screenplay • Etymology: 1910–15, amer. pho′to•play er, n …   From formal English to slang

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