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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
"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
This week's theme: words related to movies.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)