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The film is set vs the film is being made Hello! Could you tell me the difference between The film is set in New York. and The film is being made in New York. Thank you!
Jul 14, 2019 9:44 AM
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If a film ( or play, or book or TV series) is set in a certain place, it means that this is where the action of the story takes place. When someone writes a story or makes a film, it is set in a certain place and a certain time - for example, 'Outlander is set in 18th-century Scotland'. The film is set in New York = The film tells a story about something happening in New York. We don't know where it is being made (it could be shot in a studio in Hollywood or Bombay) The film is being made in New York = The film company are shooting the film in New York. We don't know where the action is set (it could be a story about anywhere in the world, shot in a studio in New York).
July 14, 2019
"Set" in this use means that the story happens in New York - in the world of the story, the characters inhabit New York. "The film is being made" refers to where the filming takes place, and this could be in a studio anywhere, or in another city - Toronto, or London. So the difference : "the film is set" = where the film story happens / "the film is being made" = where the actors and crew are playing and recording scenes in front of a camera.
July 14, 2019
Sasha
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