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Why are films called movies?

Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 09 Apr 2008

Films are called movies for the simple reason that they used to be distinguished from still pictures with voiceovers.

Therefore they are literally 'moving pictures' or 'movies' which is a contraction of this.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 09 Apr 2008
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