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Definition of Celluloid

Celluloid

  1. A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally called xylonite.

Celluloid Quotations

The cinema began with a passionate, physical relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it, manipulated it, and came to know it the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of the beloved. No matter where the cinema goes, we cannot afford to lose sight of its beginnings.
Martin Scorsese

Remember, science fiction's always been the kind of first level alert to think about things to come. It's easier for an audience to take warnings from sci-fi without feeling that we're preaching to them. Every science fiction movie I have ever seen, any one that's worth its weight in celluloid, warns us about things that ultimately come true.
Steven Spielberg

I want to be an artist, not... a celluloid aphrodisiac.
Marilyn Monroe

Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid.
Orson Welles

This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid.
Alfred Hitchcock
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Celluloid Translations

celluloid in German is Zelluloid
celluloid in Spanish is celuloide