Do I have to cite a movie?

You do not need to cite a movie if you are only mentioning the title. You DO need to cite the movie if you use ideas, themes, or quotes expressed in the film. Movie titles should be in italics, not placed in quotation marks for APA.

How do you cite a movie quote in text?

To quote a movie in MLA, just write its name in the brackets. Be advised to include the quotes from a movie in quotation marks if you’re taking it word-by-word. For the work cited listing mention the director of the film and the studio, plus the year and the format.

How do you know when to cite a source?

ALWAYS CITE, in the following cases:When you quote two or more words verbatim, or even one word if it is used in a way that is unique to the source. When you introduce facts that you have found in a source. When you paraphrase or summarize ideas, interpretations, or conclusions that you find in a source.

When should you not cite a source?

When to CiteCite when you are directly quoting. This is the easiest rule to understand. Cite when you are summarizing and paraphrasing. Cite when you are citing something that is highly debatable. Don’t cite when what you are saying is your own insight. Don’t cite when you are stating common knowledge.