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cineaste

[sin-ee-ast, sin-ey-] /ˈsɪn iˌæst, ˈsɪn eɪ-/
noun
1.
any person, especially a director or producer, associated professionally with filmmaking.
2.
an aficionado of filmmaking.
Also, cineast, cinéaste.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < French cinéaste, equivalent to ciné- cine- + -aste, as in ecclésiaste, gymnaste, etc.
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  • Back of what basically is a conventional plot is all kinds of fancy, self-conscious cineaste techniques.
British Dictionary definitions for cineaste

cineaste

/ˈsɪnɪˌæst/
noun
1.
an enthusiast for films
Word Origin
C20: French, from cinema + -aste, as -ast in enthusiast
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