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Holmesglen Harvard Referencing Guide

Film/Movie, TV, radio and podcasts format

Film/Movie

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for a film

 

In-text citation

Format Example

(Title Year)

OR

Title (Year)

... as shown in the introductory scene (Taken 3 2014).

OR

Taken 3 (2014) uses lighting and shadow to highlight ...

 

Reference

Format Example
Title Year, format, Publisher, Place of Publication. Credits.

Taken 3 2014, motion picture, 20th Century Fox, United States. Directed by Olivier Megaton. 

Memoirs of a geisha 2005, DVD, Columbia Pictures, United States. Directed by Rob Marshall. 

Note:
  • Format includes: DVD, Motion picture (viewed in the cinema), Videocassette
  • Year of production: Reference the date of original release, not the date of the DVD. 
  • Place of publication: Country of origin. Can be found on the film's IMDb page.  
  • Publisher: Name of production company/film studio. If multiple studios, list first company only. 

TV (single episode)

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for a tv episode

 

In-text citation

Format Example

(Title of episode Year)

OR

Title of episode (Year)

... during the episode (Animal control 2013).

OR

In the first scene of The phantom (2012) ...

 

Reference

Format Example

Title of episode Year of production, format, in Title of Television Program, Publisher, Place of Publication. Credits.

Animal control 2013, television series episode, in Parks and Recreation, National Broadcasting Company, United States. Series created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur.   

 

The phantom 2012, television series episode, in Mad Men, American Movie Classics, United States. Series created by Matthew Weiner. 

Note:
  • Year of production: Reference the date of the episode's original release. 
  • Place of publication: Country of origin. Refer to the show's IMDb page. 
  • Publisher: Company/Network which distributed the show. This information can be found on the show's IMDB page. 

TV series

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for a tv series

 

In-text citation

Format Example

(Title Year)

OR

Title (Year)

... the culture of the area (A gondola on the Murray 2009).

OR

A gondola on the Murray (2009) evokes its setting by ...

 

Reference

Format Example

Title Year, format, Publisher, Place of Publication. Credits.

A gondola on the Murray 2009, television series, ABC Television, Australia. Presented by Stefano De Pieri. 

Note:
  • Year: Reference the date of original release, not the date of the DVD. 
  • Publisher (Country of origin): Refer to the show's IMDb page. 
  • Place of Publication (Distributor): This information can be found on the show's IMDB page. 

Radio broadcast 

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for a radio broadcast

In-text citation

Format Example

(Title Year) 

OR

Title (Year)

... is explored in the program (Mornings with Neil Mitchell 2018).

OR

Mornings with Neil Mitchell (2018) explores ...

 

Reference

Format Example

Title Year, format, Publisher, Place of Publication, Day Month of production.

Accent of women 2018, radio program, 3CR Community Radio, Melbourne, VIC, 6 November. 

 

Mornings with Neil Mitchell 2018, radio program, Radio 3AW, Melbourne, VIC, 30 November. 

Note:
  • Place of Publication: Include city only. 
  • Publisher: The radio station.

Podcast

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for a podcast

 

In-text citation

Format Example

(Title Year)

OR

Title (Year)

... the health impacts (Radio national 2005).

OR

Radio national (2005) explores how ...

 

Reference

Format Example

Title Year, format, Publisher, Day Month of recording, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

Radio national 2005, podcast, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 November, viewed 1 July 2019, https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/.

 

Still processing 2018, podcast, New York Times, 9 August, viewed 1 July 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/podcasts.

Note:
  • URL is the podcast homepage. 

Finding the information for referencing

The referencing information you need usually can be found on the back cover of the DVD or on the IMDb page.

Example DVD case

annotated example of DVD cover

Example IMDb page

IMDb includes authoritative film and television programme information (including full cast and crew, production, distribution and awards).

annotated example of an imdb page