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cineaste (SIN-ee-ast) noun, also cineast

1. One with deep interest in movies and moviemaking.

2. A filmmaker, especially a director or a producer.

[From French cinéaste, from ciné- (cinema) + -aste (as in enthousiaste: enthusiast).]

"When he (movie director Shin Sang-ok) was released, he was presented to Kim Jong Il, a fanatical cineaste who keeps a library of fifteen thousand films and had for years been directing his own propaganda movies."
Philip Gourevitch; Alone in the Dark Letter From Korea; The New Yorker; Sep 8, 2003.

"The occasion was a tribute to the legendary cineast (Akira Kurosawa) who passed away in September 1998. The audience was given the chance to see some of the filmmaker's celebrated works, including Seven Samurai and Ikiru, as well as little-seen films such as Madadayo, his last work."
Tam Notosusanto; Offbeat Gems Come to Screens in Jakarta; Jakarta Post (Indonesia); Dec 28, 1999.

This week's theme: words related to movies.


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