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    Default Re: ON/IN FILM

    Quote Originally Posted by SanMar View Post
    As a native speaker I would never use "in" in the above sentence.

    I agree - never

    "The book came out on film" is common in North America but, based on what other members have said, odd sounding or incorrect elsewhere.
    As I said in post #6, I wouldn't use it, but I have heard and seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    But, "The book came out in film" could be used in limited circumstances?
    No, never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    But, "The book came out in film" could be used in limited circumstances?
    I have never heard this and would never use it. It sounds completely wrong.

    I agree with all other suggestions.

    The book was made into a film.
    They made a film of the book.
    It came out on film.
    The film is coming out on DVD next month.

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    That's four nevers in a row.

    I have little doubt that someone will now produce evidence of someone using it somewhere.

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    Default Re: ON/IN FILM

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    That's four nevers in a row.

    I have little doubt that someone will now produce evidence of someone using it somewhere.
    That's why I avoided "It's never used".

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