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Anthology films

LC control no.sh2007003025
Topical headingAnthology films
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Variant(s)Composite films
Episode films
Episodic films
Multiple story films
Omnibus films
Portmanteau films
Sketch films
See alsoMotion pictures
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Scope noteHere are entered works on feature-length films made up of different episodes or stories which are usually connected by a theme, event, location or original author, often having a wrap-around tale.
Found inWork cat.: Tickets [VR], 2006.
Wikipedia, Apr. 30, 2007 (An anthology film or omnibus film or portmanteau film is a film consisting of several different short films, often tied together by only a single theme, premise, or brief interlocking event (often a turning point). Sometimes each one is directed by a different director. Sometimes there is a theme, such as a place, a person, or a thing that is present in each story and serves to bind them together)
Cinematic terms : a film-making glossary, via WWW, Apr. 30, 2007 (anthology film: a multi-part or multi-segmented film with a collection or series of various tales or short stories sometimes linked together by some theme or by a 'wrap-around' tale; often the stories are directed by different directors or scripted by various screenwriters, and are in the horror film genre; also known as an episode film or omnibus film; this term may also refer to a full-length, compilation-documentary film of excerpted segments or clips from other films (i.e., That's Entertainment (1974)))
Best portmanteau films collection, via MovieMail Web site, Apr. 30, 2007 (A loose definition of a portmanteau film is a movie consisting of a series of separate plotlines that are connected, albeit tenuously, by a connecting theme. Some of these works contain the works of a variety of directors (New York Stories and Tickets both feature contributions from three world-class filmmakers), whilst others interweave narratives under the eye of just one artist (Masaki Kobayashi in Kwaidan, Pier Paolo Pasolini in The Decameron). The restricted time limits often bring out the best in the directors - the contributions of Woody Allen in New York Stories, Samira Makhmalbaf in 11/09/01 - September 11, Victor Erice in Ten Minutes Older and Ken Loach in Tickets are particularly worthy of recognition.)
Taves, B. The moving image genre-form guide, via WWW, Apr. 30, 2007 (under forms: Anthology. Work, 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. Used for Omnibus. Feature examples: Face to face (1952); Flesh and fantasy (1943); New York stories; Quartet (1949); Tales of Manhattan; Tales of terror; Twilight zone--the movie)
Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993: 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)
Konigsberg, I. The complete film dict., 1997: p. 121 (episode film: a name sometimes given to a film composed of a series of short, complete episodes or stories linked together by some theme, the identity of the author of the stories, or the renown of the individual directors) p. 16 (anthology film: a full-length feature made up of excerpts from other films)