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MLA Citation Guide 7th Edition: Citing a Video

Guide to MLA Citations

Basic Video Citation

Title italicized. Director first name last name. Performers first last name, first last

name. Distributor, date of release. Medium.

Note: you may include names of screenwriter, performers and producer between the title and the distributor. Include the original release date when it is available.


DVD Citation

Title of Film. Dir. Director's First Name Last Name. Perf. Actor's First Name Last

Name, 2nd Actor's First Name Last Name, and 3rd Actor's First Name Last

Name. Distributor, Year of release. Medium of Publication.

Les Miserables. Dir. Bille August. Perf. Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma

Thurman. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 1998. DVD.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for web publication citations are found on pages 197-198 in the MLA Handbook (2009), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page of this guide.