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We not only romanticize the future; we have also made it into a growth industry, a parlor game and a disaster movie all at the same time.
Eugene Kennedy

Meaning of "disaster movie" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DISASTER MOVIE

disaster movie  [dɪˈzæstə ˈmuːvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISASTER MOVIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Disaster movie is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DISASTER MOVIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Disaster film

A disaster film is a film genre that has an impending or ongoing disaster as its subject and primary plot device. Such disasters include natural disasters such as earthquakes or asteroid collisions, accidents such as shipwrecks or airplane crashes, or calamities like worldwide disease pandemics. The films usually feature some degree of build-up, the disaster itself and sometimes the aftermath, usually from the point of view of specific individual characters or their families. These films often feature large casts of actors and multiple plotlines, focusing on the characters' attempts to avert, escape or cope with the disaster and its aftermath. The genre came to particular prominence during the 1970s with the release of high-profile films such as Airport, followed in quick succession by The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and The Towering Inferno. The casts were generally made up of familiar character actors. Once the disaster begins in the film, the characters are usually confronted with human weaknesses, often falling in love and nearly almost always finding a villain to blame.

Definition of disaster movie in the English dictionary

The definition of disaster movie in the dictionary is a film in which a disastrous event such as an earthquake, fire, air crash etc is the focus of the action.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISASTER MOVIE


ave
ˈɑːvɪ
carvy
ˈkɑːvɪ
curvy
ˈkɜːvɪ
Donleavy
dɒnˈliːvɪ
Garvey
ˈɡɑːvɪ
garvie
ˈɡɑːvɪ
groovy
ˈɡruːvɪ
Harvey
ˈhɑːvɪ
jarvey
ˈdʒɑːvɪ
jarvie
ˈdʒɑːvɪ
Mohave
məʊˈhɑːvɪ
Mojave
məʊˈhɑːvɪ
movie
ˈmuːvɪ
nervy
ˈnɜːvɪ
peavey
ˈpiːvɪ
peavy
ˈpiːvɪ
pervy
ˈpɜːvɪ
poovy
ˈpuːvɪ
scurvy
ˈskɜːvɪ
topsy-turvy
ˈtɒpsɪˈtɜːvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISASTER MOVIE

disassemble
disassembler
disassembly
disassimilate
disassimilation
disassimilative
disassociate
disassociation
disaster
disaster area
disaster capitalism
disaster fund
disaster relief
disaster zone
disastrous
disastrously
disattire
disattribution
disattune
disauthorise

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISASTER MOVIE

action movie
Argovie
B-movie
buddy movie
cult movie
home movie
lovie
popcorn movie
road movie
slasher movie
snuff movie
splatter movie
Thurgovie
TV movie

Synonyms and antonyms of disaster movie in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «disaster movie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISASTER MOVIE

Find out the translation of disaster movie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of disaster movie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «disaster movie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灾难电影
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

película de desastres
570 millions of speakers

English

disaster movie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपदा फिल्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فيلم كارثة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фильм-катастрофа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

filme-catástrofe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদ্ধস্ত চলচিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

film catastrophe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Filem bencana
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Katastrophenfilm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

災害映画
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재난 영화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Film bilai
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phim thảm họa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேரழிவு திரைப்படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आपत्ती मूव्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Afet filmi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disaster movie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

disaster Movie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фільм- катастрофа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

film dezastru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταινία καταστροφής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ramp movie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

katastrof film
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

disaster Movie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of disaster movie

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISASTER MOVIE»

The term «disaster movie» is regularly used and occupies the 106.025 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISASTER MOVIE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «disaster movie» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «disaster movie» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about disaster movie

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QUOTES WITH «DISASTER MOVIE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word disaster movie.
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Eugene Kennedy
We not only romanticize the future; we have also made it into a growth industry, a parlor game and a disaster movie all at the same time.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISASTER MOVIE»

Discover the use of disaster movie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to disaster movie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Disaster Movies: A Loud, Long, Explosive, Star-studded Guide ...
Presents reviews of 150 disaster movies and includes a rating on whether they are worth watching and a description of the most gruesome moment in each movie.
Glenn Kay, Michael Rose, 2006
2
Beautiful Disaster: A Novel
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl.
Jamie McGuire, 2012
3
Twister: The Science of Tornadoes and the Making of a ...
An examination of the most powerful storms on Earth includes a look at VORTEX, the leading tornado-monitoring project, shares the stories of tornado chasers, and discusses the film by Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton
Keay Davidson, 1996
4
Disaster Movies: The Cinema of Catastrophe
disaster films and science fiction to the more specific and contemporary formulation initiated by the disaster movie cycle of the 19703. Historical perspectives Classifying genres is a deceptively simple process. To relate a film to a given ...
Stephen Keane, 2013
5
100 Common Misconceptions about Movie Disaster Movie
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing movie reviews of "Disaster Movie.
Grace Peak, 2013
6
Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture and the "War on Terror"
the film pick up the characteristics of the 1970s disaster movie, providing a familiar and nostalgic “hook” for its audience—as Nicolas Cage identifies—this will be a feelgood movie no matter what the reality of the scenario. Nick Roddick states ...
Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, Karen Randell, 2010
7
Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film: Framing ...
An off-shoot of post-9/11 popular cinema's paternal narratives of social disintegration and apocalypse is the paternal disaster movie. Keane identifies The Day after Tomorrow as “the first major disaster movie of the post9/11 era ...
Hannah Hamad, 2013
8
Walking Disaster
Bestseller Jamie McGuire is back, starting at the beginning of Beautiful Disaster, but this time from bad boy Travis' point of view. Set in the same time-frame as Beautiful Disaster, now we hear the story from Travis' point of view.
Jamie McGuire, 2013
9
Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s
Only Earthquake, perhaps because it levels an entire city rather than a mere aeroplane or ocean liner, suggests any possible development of the disaster movie into something deeper than a comforting exorcism of our fears about lifts or  ...
Kim Newman, 2011
10
Terrorism in American Cinema: An Analytical Filmography, ...
The focus in United 93 is less an assessment of terrorism that the recreation of America's trauma on 9/11 in disaster movie terms—a trend that Oliver Stone would continue in World Trade Center and which would echo in the destruction of New ...
Robert Cettl, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISASTER MOVIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term disaster movie is used in the context of the following news items.
1
See The X-Men Let Their Hair Down At Taylor Swift Concert …
... Tomas Lemarquis (Caliban), and Olivia Munn (Psylocke) join the superhero disaster movie, and Oscar Isaac plays the infamous Apocalypse. «Cinema Blend, Jul 15»
2
What Would An Actual "Cyber Apocalypse" Look Like? - Gizmodo
The confluence of events felt a little like a disaster movie, if you were watching from a Twitter seat. But how would the actual cyber ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
3
'Spider-Man' Movie: Marisa Tomei Gets Cast As Aunt May in New …
... Theater in London as well as Lucas Bennett the 2012 disaster movie "The Impossible," which also starred Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. «Christianity Daily, Jul 15»
4
More rain possible after flash flooding in Las Vegas
Rushing water below the 550-foot-tall observation wheel may look like a scene out of a disaster movie, but even though the storm runoff floods ... «The Elkhart Truth, Jul 15»
5
WWE rumors: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson open to WWE return for …
After appearing this year in the disaster movie San Andreas, Johnson is due to appear next year in the upcoming film Central Intelligence ... «Vine Report, Jul 15»
6
Bigger is Better: Fission Uranium Sold and the Athabasca Basin is in …
... management and directors for working on their behalf (unlike the slow-motion disaster movie that is playing at Copper Mountain Mining Corp.) ... «InvestorIntel, Jul 15»
7
Special Va. Guard response force recommended for validation after …
... the CERFP created a base camp using a parking lot flanked by various training areas that looked like sets built for a major disaster movie. «DVIDS, Jul 15»
8
Time for euro creditors to reward their allies over Greece - FT.com
He was executive producer of “The Great European Disaster Movie” (2015, BBC and Arte), and has also written a book and a film about Italy ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
9
The latest Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! clip is filled to the gills with …
Every disaster movie cliché you can think of is packed into a cheesy new teaser for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. After devouring Los Angeles in ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
10
Stranded aircraft delays production on Nicolas Cage war movie
Production on NICOLAS CAGE's new disaster movie USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE had to be temporarily shut down on Monday ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»

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