There exists a lot of confusion within the student circles as to how, they should insert movie titles in an essay? Usually, the students get stuck, while trying to decide, which style to use when they mention a movie or want to analyze a movie in their essay.
Whether, the movie titles should be put within the quotation marks or italicized? To underline them or capitalize them? This has always been a thorn in the side for students.
The formatting of movie titles in a paper hinges on the style guide you are using for your paper.
1- MLA, APA and Chicago style:
Long works are formatted in the same manner in MLA, AP and Chicago styles. Movies for instance, The Godfather as well as TV shows for instance, Game of Thrones fall in the category of long works and therefore must be italicized.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which movie titles can be written in MLA, APA and Chicago style in an essay:
2- Associated Press style:
The associated press style uses quotes for movie titles.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which movie titles can be written in the Associated Press style in an essay:
Notwithstanding the specific formats required for use by the major style guides, all of them require the major words in a movie title to be capitalized, for instance: Game of Thrones