Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A printed narration or portion of dialogue flashed on the screen between the scenes of a silent film.

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  • noun cinematography A piece of static text inserted into the film to provide context or other information.

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Examples

  • An opening intertitle announces 'A film about happiness. '

    Documentary about the band Heavy Load on IFC tonight

  • This all has me thinking of the old intertitle on past DVDs of Nosferatu - "And when he had crossed the bridge, the phantoms came to meet him."

    Subtleties optional

  • Godard's film advertises itself, in an intertitle, as the last of the DEFA documentaries, and in this it attempts to poetically summarize the events leading up to this historical moment.

    Germany Year 90 Nine Zero

  • Godard's film advertises itself, in an intertitle, as the last of the DEFA documentaries, and in this it attempts to poetically summarize the events leading up to this historical moment.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Regardless, the coded homosexuality of the scene is glaringly obvious, despite the fact that there has been no previous reference to this kind of relationship between Franz and Reinhold, other than an intertitle which referred to Reinhold and Mieze as the two people who Franz loved.

    1/10: Berlin Alexanderplatz (parts IX-XI)

  • Regardless, the coded homosexuality of the scene is glaringly obvious, despite the fact that there has been no previous reference to this kind of relationship between Franz and Reinhold, other than an intertitle which referred to Reinhold and Mieze as the two people who Franz loved.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • If it doesn't refer to Palin -- and the intertitle tells us it does -- then it's just an old cliché.

    And the McCain campaign is not giving Obama a pass on the Lipsticked Pig remark.

  • It's interesting how well the story is told without words, with only music and the rare bit of intertitle Bible quote to add to the images.

    Lot in Sodom

  • It's interesting how well the story is told without words, with only music and the rare bit of intertitle Bible quote to add to the images.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • There is a 4-minute difference between the two versions, but I didn't notice anything missing in its entirety; instead, little bits and the odd intertitle were missing from individual scenes and shots.

    Archive 2005-11-27

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