portmanteau film

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portmanteau film (plural portmanteau films)

  1. A film that combines two or more stories in the manner of a portmanteau (in the linguistic sense).
    • 2002 We're so bombarded with images, it's a struggle to preserve our imaginations.' In response, he's turned to cinema, commissioning 11 film-makers to contribute to a portmanteau film, entitled '11'09"01' and composed of short films each running 11 minutes, nine seconds and one frame. - Nick Bradshaw, One day in September in Time Out (December 11, 2002) Page 71.

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