Definitions

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  • n. A film serial, formerly shown in instalments in theaters in conjunction with a feature film.

Etymologies

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chapter +‎ play

Examples

  • "Very likely the world's first singing-cowboy science-fiction adventure, this 12-episode chapterplay, directed by, the era's thuggish leading men of choice," but: "By far the darkest film of the lot (and the only one with neither Cagney nor Robinson), film noir cycle is akin to throwing raw meat to a pack of wild dogs," writes

    GreenCine Daily

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