Questions about styles used through films and shows.

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Films shot in wide angle lens? [on hold]

I'm trying to make a list of movies shot entirely with a wide angle lens. Doing this for reference. can anyone help?
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Why do almost all Woody Allen movies contain the same font style?

Why do almost all Woody Allen movies contain the same font style of opening and closing credits? I've watched Blue Jasmine, Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. All 3 movies contain the same ...
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How do they shoot helicopter/aeroplane blast/crash scenes?

Many action movies have a scene where they show a plane or helicopter blast/crash. Seeing as how planes are very costly and it includes various dangers, they wouldn't try to crash real ones. In ...
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Which technique is used to show the grown up Renesmee?

In the end of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Alice's vision shows the grown up Renesmee. So how this scene got achieved? How they managed to show a young Renesmee to a mature Renesmee?
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What is the term for this kind of final scene?

For reference, my question comes after having viewed the latest episode of the HBO series Silicon Valley (Season 3, Episode 9 - "Daily Active Users"). The final camera shot was a single, stationary ...
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Why do movie coroners eat while they do an autopsy?

I have seen this in movies and in TV. They are either already eating, un wrapping their lunch or offering food to the cop that wants info on the body. I would have though food within range of a dead ...
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which actions taken from post production of movie to showing the movie in theaters? [duplicate]

Well, I think many people have asked this question so far, like below... How are digital movies sent to a movie theater? Well, there is a detail answer to this question , but its quite confusing ...
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Does 1957's 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut?

Does 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut? Apart from maybe an opening scene and closing scene, when they are in the room, I don't see any cuts. If that is so, does it mean when some actor makes a ...
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How was this scene in Jurassic World shot?

In Jurassic World, how did they shoot the scene in which Claire's assistant: Even for well trained stunt-men, being pushed in and out of a pool three four times looks very hard and dangerous.
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How are talking scenes in movies/shows filmed?

So, I've been curious about this (since taking a class dealing with filming and editing I've been taking more notice of good/bad shots and just overall more curious about film techniques) when two or ...
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How does the editing of lip-sync take place for non-native artists (especially in songs)?

I was going through this answer here, where @JasonCraig ends the answer with: Later a huge portion of issues are sorted in the editing table. So, I wanted to know what are the editing methods ...
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How did they film the gun spinning scene?

In "End Times" (Season 4 Episode 12) of Breaking Bad, there is a scene of Walt sitting near the pool. He places his gun on a table and spins it. The gun ends up pointing at him. He spins it again, and ...
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How did they film the camera following flying golf ball in Happy Gilmore?

At around 00:50 we can see the golf ball flying through the street and camera following it through air and through bushes until it hits window. How did they film it so realistically considering the ...
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How was the time-freezed scene in the Matrix with the woman in the red dress shot?

At around minute 57 to 59, Morpheus explains to Neo that every citizen in the Matrix can become an agent like agent Smith, while everything else around them is frozen. How are these kind of scenes ...
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Why is classic IMAX not digital?

These days everything is digital. I came to know that, real 70MM IMAX i.e (not LieIMAX) are shown using film stock instead of digital once. What's keeping them from producing the format in digital ...
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Why are not all IMAX theaters domed?

I have been to the IMAX theater at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California and at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As I understood it, IMAX meant that a movie was filmed with ...
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IMAX DMR vs 35mm film

I am planning to watch Interstellar, but I'm wondering which version I should watch. It has been released on a wide variety of media, among them classic 35mm film and IMAX. So I'm not sure if I should ...
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Do IMAX screens in America play non-IMAX movies?

In India, I am very sure non-IMAX movies are played in IMAX screens. I am not sure whether American IMAX screens plays them. My friend says they "should not" play non-IMAX movies in IMAX screens in ...
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How was the “pen through the lip” scene shot?

In the film 'Red Lights' (2012), how did Cillian Murphy's character stick a pen through his lower lip? It wasn't real, was it? I can't find anything on google that that even mentions it.
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How are flyover sequences shot?

I have always wonder how they shoot the flyover sequences. Is it very difficult, is it costly? Me being an amateur filmmaker, can I shoot such a sequence? Example:
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How did they get the baby actor in Tootsie to repeatedly turn its head away from food?

In Tootsie, they have a scene where the baby keeps turning it's head away as a spoon is brought close to it's mouth. Usually the only role for a baby in a movie is crying but this seems more complex ...
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How did they film the bridge scene in Sorcerer?

So I just recently had the pleasure of seeing this Friedkin great, and for the first time in a while was left in absolute wonderment. I actually said "wow" out loud. The scene I'm referring to is ...
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Walking around someone who is moving in Slow Motion?

In the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series musical episode, "Once More With Feeling", during the Giles and Buffy fight montage (Song: 'Standing in the Way') there is a scene where Buffy is hitting a ...
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What techniques are used by directors to make an actor cry?

I have always wondered what techniques directors use to get amateur actors, especially young ones, to cry. How can someone surrounded with so many film crew and cameras can concentrate enough and feel ...
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How do they film the mirror scenes in movies?

It always makes me wonder how do they place the cameras and crew members while filming a scene which is opposite to a reflecting object, such as mirror. Because, when filming the reflected objects we ...
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How do they make horses fall down in war movies?

I have seen horses falling down many times in war movies while running. How do they make horses fall down in war movies? Are they highly trained to know fall down at some place or some barriers are ...
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Do contemporary cinemas really project at 25fps?

In a conversation with a UK film professional, I was told that in order to simplify technical stuff associated with projection, all modern films are projected slightly sped up at 25fps - although they ...
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Why do they often hide the money figures in TV and movies?

I have often seen that the actual monetary figures are kept hidden. If a cheque is offered to a character, he often looks at it and says something along the lines of "That's a lot of money!" without ...
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Why do most space movies contain sound?

I do not understand why most space movies contain sound. For Example: The Martian (2015), Moon (2009) Armageddon (1998) etc. These movies contain sound in space which does not make sense. Well, ...
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Is that a real baby?

Many shows nowadays have birth scenes with newborn babies right after. It seems pretty crazy, risky and unreliable to me to use a real newborn. So what do shows use for scenes with that deal with ...
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Child birth in movies [duplicate]

Whenever i'm seing a movie with a child birth, I wonder how they do it. The newborn babies are all covered in blood, and looking maximum 1 week old. Are they looking for parents that are willing to ...
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Utopia realistic shootings

I am currently watching the British series Utopia and I a was curious if someone knew or could point to a reference on how do they make those ultra realistic shootings and deaths.
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Did they use the real Farnsworth House for filming?

When watching Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice I first noticed that Bruce Wayne's house, to which he moved after Wayne Manor apparently burned down, was modelled closely after Farnsworth House. But ...
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How do they shoot fight scenes without causing harm to performers?

What are the techniques to create a realistic fight/combat scene without injuring the actors?
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How does a movie director handle an inherently dangerous scene such as the following?

In a store, I saw a music video of a woman standing dangerously between two "lions." (The quotes are for a reason.) How would a director shoot that scene safely? Is there a way to tranquilize the ...
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What kind of blood they use in movies for bloody scenes?

I always wondered what kind of blood is used in Movies. I thought it could be of animals or color or least possibly Human Blood which I am sure will not be legal. I doubt because in a lot of movies ...
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What techniques are used to film the twins in Quantico?

In Quantico, there are a pair of recruited agents. Raina and Nimah Amin, both played majestically by actress Yasmine Al Massri. The two characters are shown side by side in almost every episode. They ...
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How did they shoot the snow scenes in The Hunt?

How did they shoot the snow scenes in The Hunt? Did they use real snow, or is that a specific trick to fake it during the shooting?
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Why are movie scenes shot with green background?

I remember reading that green colour makes the best contrast with colour of human skin so in post editing it is easier to remove it. Is that the only reason why they use green backgrounds when ...
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Why do punches sound like a “slap” in older movies?

Almost all of the of the older movies (from 25-40 years ago) that feature fighting scenes seem to have a very common depiction of a punch that sounds like a slap. I could never understand why did they ...
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Removal of background noise in movie scenes

I’ve seen a few “behind the scenes” clips in which you can hear a lot of background noise not pertinent with the shooting. Recently on many sites there’s a clip of a sex scene; you can hear the ...
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Did Sean Gullette actually trepan himself in Pi (1998)?

In the final scene of Pi, we see the character depicted by Sean Gullette put a drill directly to a tumorous bulge on his head. There's a noticeable blood splatter and the character doesn't flinch. In ...
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How did they film the motorcycle jump in Point Break (2015)?

The 2015 Point Break remake features a large number of spectacular stunts. Most of these stunts are claimed to be genuine and performed by highly skilled stuntmen. In one of the opening scenes a jump ...
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Quality difference between HD video and 35mm film

I have noticed lately some of the older movies like Titanic being sold on Blu-rays in high definition (HD). As I understand, high definition implies high level of detail, yet I do not understand what ...
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Did Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman do the singing in Moulin Rouge?

In Moulin Rouge!, Was it the actors recording those songs, or vocal doubles?
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What's with the Wessen head shake?

In Grimm, what is the real-world reason for the Wessen head shake during woge? Is it to mask the morphing software? This occurs in all episodes: Wessen characters snap their heads from side to side ...
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Can alcohol be used during filming to strengthen an actor's performance?

Many times I have noticed overly realistic drunk/anger/agony performances, which made me wonder if alcohol was actually used to relax the actor a bit and let them "spit it out" in a more natural way?
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Do they really drink or eat when shooting movies?

Many times in movies and TV shows characters are showed as eating or drinking activities (water, beverages, alcohol). If a shoot takes many retakes, then the actors will not want to eat after going ...
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What was the first movie entirely shot from a first person POV?

The movie Hardcore Henry claims to be the "the world’s first fully first-person action movie", that is, it is entirely shot from the protagonists first person point of view (POV). But I don't think ...
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Why are easter eggs put in a movie?

Many movies have hidden meaning and a lot of easter eggs in them. Why are they put in the movie?