That audiences willingly engage in some level of disbelief suspension is a cinematic given.
A monumental political bombshell, his obscene downfall was a cinematic gimme, sure to set screenwriter hearts aflutter.
Do you find yourself conceiving of scenes in your novel in a cinematic way, in terms of how they would be filmed?
1914, in the movies sense, from French cinématique (1917), from cinéma (see cinema). Related: Cinematically.
1899, "a movie hall," from French cinéma, shortened from cinématographe "motion picture projector and camera," coined 1890s by Lumiere brothers, who invented it, from Latinized form of Greek kinemat-, comb. form of kinema "movement," from kinein "to move" (see cite) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Meaning "movies collectively, especially as an art form" recorded by 1914. Cinéma vérité is 1963, from French.