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CITATION GUIDE: Motion Pictures/Videos

This LibGuide is an attempt to demonstrate proper citations (bibliography and footnotes) for three different styles (MLA, APA, and SBL). For definitive works, please consult the physical manuals.

Motion Picture (in theater)

MLA 8th edition

Works Cited Page

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Produced by Peter Jackson et al., directed by Jackson, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Citation (in-text)

(Return of the King film)

APA - 7.07

Reference page

Jackson, P., Osborne, B., & Walsh, F. (Producers), & Jackson, P. (Director). (2003). The lord of the rings: The return of the king [Motion Picture]. USA: New Line Cinema.

Citations (in-text)

(Jackson, Osborne, & Walsh, 2003)

SBL - refer to Chicago Manual of Style

Reference page

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Directed by Peter Jackson. 2003. USA: New Line Cinema. Film.

First Citation (footnotes)

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Directed by Peter Jackson. 2003. USA: New Line Cinema. Film.

Other Citations (footnotes)

3. Return of the King. Jackson. Film.

Video (DVD/VHS/?)

MLA 8th edition

Works Cited Page

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Produced by Peter Jackson et al., directed by Jackson, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Citation (in-text)

(Return of the King DVD)

APA - 7.07

Reference page

Jackson, P., Osborne, B., & Walsh, F. (Producers), & Jackson, P. (Director). (2003). The lord of the rings: The return of the king [DVD]. USA: New Line Cinema.

Citations (in-text)

(Jackson, Osborne, & Walsh, 2003)

SBL - refer to Chicago Manual of Style

Reference page

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Directed by Peter Jackson. 2003. USA: New Line Cinema, 2004. DVD.

First Citation (footnotes)

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Directed by Peter Jackson. 2003. USA: New Line Cinema, 2004. DVD.

Other Citations (footnotes)

3. Return of the King. Jackson. DVD

Video (online) [streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon]

MLA 8th edition

Works Cited Page

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Produced by Peter Jackson et al., directed by Jackson, New Line Cinema, 2003. Netflix, 12 November 2015. dvd.netflix.com/

Citation (in-text)

(Return of the King netflix)

APA - 7.07

Reference page

Jackson, P., Osborne, B., & Walsh, F. (Producers), & Jackson, P. (Director). (2003). The lord of the rings: The return of the king [Streaming Video]. Retrieved from http://dvd.netflix.com/

Citations (in-text)

(Jackson, Osborne, & Walsh, 2003)

SBL - refer to Chicago Manual of Style

Reference page

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Directed by Peter Jackson. 2003. USA: New Line Cinema, 2005. http://dvd.netflix.com/. Web.

First Citation (footnotes)

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Directed by Peter Jackson. 2003. USA: New Line Cinema, 2005. http://dvd.netflix.com/. Web.

Other Citations (footnotes)

3. Return of the King. Jackson. Web.

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