cinephile

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See also: cinéphile

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Borrowed from French cinéphile.

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cinephile (plural cinephiles)

  1. A enthusiast of films and the cinema; a cineast
    • 2016, David Thomson, Biggest lesson of the 2016 Oscars? The Academy should be scrapped (in The Guardian, 3 March 2016)[1]
      The gulf between cinephiles and the public has grown wide. There are pictures that make a lot of money, but seldom win big Oscars or attract young people to the show

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