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date: 19 August 2022

film stock 

Source:
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Author(s):

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

The light‐sensitive, chemical‐based material used to produce photographic and cinematographic images. A *black‐and‐white negative film consists of a backing layer, a base, a subbing layer, an emulsion, and a topcoat. The topcoat and the backing layer protect the film from scratching. The base is the strongest layer and is made of flexible plastic—today either cellulose or polyester (... ...

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