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MLA Style Guide



There are different ways to format an in-text citation, depending on your writing style and sentence structure. In-text citations must correspond to the first element of the works cited entry. For videos, this will often be the title of the film, series, episode, etc. However, if your use of the film focuses on the director, it may be the director's last nameInclude timings as necessary.

Reference Information


Passchendaele. Directed by Paul Gross. Rhombus Media/Whizbang Films, 2008.

Focus on the director:

Gross, Paul, director. Passchendaele. Rhombus Media/Whizbang Films, 2008.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the film title and relevant timings in brackets.


Consider this a sentence about the film (Passchendaele 00:47:01-39).   


Include the film title in your sentence and include relevant relevant timings in brackets.


In the film Passchendaele, consider this a sentence about the film (00:47:01-39).


If your use of the film focuses on the director, the works cited entry and in-text citations will begin with the director's last name.


In the film Passchendaele, consider this a sentence about the film (Gross).


In his film Passchendaele, director Paul Gross consider this a sentence about the film (00:47:01-39).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.