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809 views

Hollywood doesn't pay attention to classic montage theory anymore?

I think montage theory belongs to the most important apects in movie art. Soviet montage theory is an approach to understanding and creating cinema that relies heavily upon editing (montage is ...
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6answers
996 views

Why are there a lot of Hollywood-remakes of successful non-US-movies?

The question-title is my question, but some examples: Seven samurai vs. The Magnificent Seven Nightwatch vs. Nightwatch Taxi vs. New York Taxi The Ring vs. The Ring Open Your Eyes vs. Vanilla Sky ...
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3answers
460 views

Is there any censorship board present for films and TV shows for Hollywood?

There is Censor Board for films produced in India. It assigns certifications to films, television shows, television ads, and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in India. Films can be publicly ...
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3answers
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Minimum or Maximum Movie Running Time Limits?

Is there any time limits for the running time of the movies in hollywood? Unlike Bollywood and Kollywood , Hollywood movies run for only 1.30 to 2 hours. But in case of Bollywood and Kollywood, ...
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2k views

Why don't Bollywood superstars do more in Hollywood?

I love Bollywood movies and Hollywood movies. There are a great number of superstars in Bollywood who act well and are globally renowned. But we have not seen much participation of Bollywood stars in ...
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5answers
4k views

How long must a Hollywood film wait to use the same title of an older film?

I just stumbled on the new film Bound (2015) and remembered that there was an older film by the Wachowskis also called Bound released in 1996. I am sure this varies from country to country - but in ...
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1answer
299 views

Are there any “Hollywood-style” movies made in Iran?

I have watched a lot of Iranian movies and I love them but they are similar in style (realistic long shots and slow cuts) and content (e.g. struggle of the society reflecting in children or seemingly ...
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562 views

What is Stamper negotiating for in his salary?

In episode 3x05 of House of Cards, Stamper is negotiating his salary with Dunbar. His final negotiation is for "One point on the ad buy(?)" He accepts "No points. But I'll do a hundred thousand win ...
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1answer
106 views

Why did Leonard wear Jimmy's cloths?

In the beginning of the story (means end of Memento) Leonard wore Jimmy's cloths and there was a paper in Jimmy's cloths this was how Leonard met Natalie. Why did Leonard do that?
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2answers
5k views

How does Simon remember his destiny?

I have just finished Season 2 of Misfits and there is one story aspect I don't quite understand. In Episode 2x06, where they all become famous as the ASBO Five, Simon follows Alisha to the hidden ...
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1answer
3k views

Why are trailers called “trailers”?

Why are trailers called "trailers"? Considering the verb "to trail" means "to follow behind", why would something that is shown before the main movie be called a trailer?
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1answer
362 views

Children's TV show with magic mirror where animated scenes happened in the mirror

I'm trying to identify an 80's -early 90's children's show I had on VHS. The things I remember about this show are: Mirror - A magic mirror was an element to the story. Someone would "find" the ...
3
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1answer
110 views

Trying to find an Alright on the Night episode

I've been trying to discover which UK (It'll be) Alright on the Night episode, from the 1980s, featured a clip of a TV presenter's voice introducing a prison drama, which then cuts to some kids ...
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2answers
280 views

Name that 80's educational TV show

Back in the 80's there was a really neat educational show on PBS in NY. I remember having to wake up just before 6 am to watch it on a weekday right before school. The episodes might have only been 15 ...
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2answers
266 views

1980-90 Cartoon with rainbows and bears in the ending that had a very beautiful catchy song?

It's not Care Bears but it's from around that time up to the 90's. The ending had an animation of the land, with bears, magic flying carpets, rainbow waterfalls or something along those lines, ...
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1answer
313 views

1980s cartoon about a group of kids lost in time?

I was talking with a friend and we were trying to remember a cartoon we watched in the 80s as small children. There was a group of friends that were trapped in some sort of time warp and at the end ...
3
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1answer
299 views

Children's TV show with a brother and sister, giant worms and glowing stones

Does anyone remember a children's TV show (not a cartoon) from the 80's. I'm pretty sure it was a brother and sister and they went under an ocean or a lake through jelly like consistency tunnels. ...
6
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1answer
918 views

80s TV action series about an “electric man”

I'm looking for an 80s tv-series. The main character was some kind of superhero-ish. He had a blue sparkling/glowing body, and he "healed" himself with electricity. He had a "sidekick" who was a star ...
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2answers
428 views

“Rock TV” animated/live action series from the early to mid 80s

Riffling through my memory on another question, I was reminded of a series that aired in the States on broadcast (NBC, I think, though it may have been syndicated), probably Saturday mornings. I seem ...
2
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1answer
375 views

Horror / thriller in early 80s about the rampaging pilot of an experimental soviet submarine

Can anyone identify this TV series? I remember it was broadcast sometime in the early to mid 80s in the UK but I can't recall which channel. It was set on a sparsely populated remote island or ...
4
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1answer
181 views

Boy turns into car and back again…?

I remember ages ago back in the 80's when everything was still cool and Optimus Prime was still voiced by Peter Cullen... But there was another cartoon which although was somewhat crazy in concept ...
5
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1answer
613 views

Girl can stop time by pressing together her index fingers

What was the show in the 80s about a girl (I think Evie) who could stop time by pressing her index fingers together and she could talk to her dad through a glowing cube or crystal?
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1answer
3k views

1980s sci-fi show about a family transported through a pyramid?

I saw part of a show sometime in the 80s (early or late, I couldn't say) that I have been trying to remember for some time. Figured I never would, because no Google search I ever tried had ever ...
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2answers
2k views

Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?

I've been watching a lot of older films lately (older, in this instance reads "circa 80's and 70's" and mainly in the Sci-Fi and action genres), and have been asking myself the same thing as I watch ...
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1answer
3k views

How many people are there onboard the train in Snowpiercer (2013)?

Just watched Snowpiercer (2013), and it made me wonder how many people are there onboard of the train, or at least the order of magnitude - is it like 1,000 or more like 1,000,000? This would give me ...
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4answers
20k views

In Spider-man 2 Why does Parker lose his powers?

This has always bothered me. In the comics and cartoons Spider-man started to lose his powers because his mutation started changing him. In the movie it seemed like it was his self-esteem which makes ...
8
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1answer
1k views

What's so great about House Tully?

In Game of Thrones episode 7 of season 1, Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) describes Catelyn Stark (originally of House Tully) as having "impeccable bloodlines". In addition to this it is constantly ...
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8answers
20k views

What does the Flag symbolize?

The logo for Netflix's House of Cards shows an upside-down & mirrored American Flag with 0 stars on it. What does this logo represent in terms of the show? Is it meant to be symbolism with the ...
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3answers
181 views

How come “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” survives?

I have 2 questions to ask. Considering the tough market in Bollywood distribution of movies. How come Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) crossed 1000 weeks. I feel there are many other love stories ...
5
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1answer
264 views

How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
4
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1answer
303 views

Does Bollywood title their movies using the Latin alphabet or the Devanagari alphabet?

A coworker recommended a movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. I had thought that spelling it in Latin might have been a kindness to me. However, it is very easily googled with that string, and I see ...
6
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1answer
456 views

Indian movie censorship guideline

I know few things which are restricted in Indian movies: Showing the face of president Showing that the prime minister is corrupt. Are there any other things that a creator of a movie has to ...
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1answer
328 views

Were “Baadshah” and “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani” well received upon release? [closed]

Were the movies "Baadshah" and "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" well received upon release? I have heard that both of these movies were flops, however many people love both of these movies. Were these ...
5
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2answers
234 views

Do people swear by river Thames in the UK?

In India we consider rivers to be holy and respect them. Sometimes swearing by them to prove a point. But in Namastey London, Bebo Malhotra (an UK based NRI) swears by river Thames to vouch for her ...
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1answer
5k views

What is satellite rights in Indian Movie Industry?

What does "Satellite Rights" mean in the Indian film industry? And how is the amount paid to the film owners by a TV channel as "satellite right" decided?
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1answer
667 views

Is there any specific reason behind Kamal hassan to not to act with Roja?

Kamal Hassan has acted with all top heroines in the Kollywood. But, he did not done a single film with one of the top heroine of 90's, Roja. Is there any specific reason for this?
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3answers
2k views

What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel/prequel?

What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel or prequel ? The oldest I found is Nigahen: Nagina Part II from 1989. But I think there should be more that are older than this.
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1answer
390 views

Are there Bollywood movies (esp. Sci-Fi) without singing and dancing? [closed]

Are there any Bollywood movies that do not have sing and dance sequences? I am not looking for a list of all such movies. If this question is considered too broad, a simple yes or no answer with a ...
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4answers
12k views

Why do Bollywood movies have song and dance sequences?

Unlike Hollywood movies, Bollywood movies are quite different, because they're usually mixed with masala i.e dance, song and love sequences. This is the case in most films which are released in ...
3
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1answer
57 views

Significance and implication of Mahout's death

After the Calcutta violence scene in Hey Ram, Saket Ram saw the mahout (elephant's caretaker) dead and that the elephant could not move. I think it was chained. Does this imply anything? Why did the ...
9
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2answers
263 views

Is Roy based on Quentin Tarantino and Sofia Coppola?

The Bollywood film Roy is claimed to be based on Quentin Tarantino and Sofia Coppola's affair. Is it right, is Roy really based on Tarantino's life or is it just a rumour or marketing agenda? Did ...
2
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2answers
968 views

How many different endings does Sholay have?

How many different endings does the movie Sholay have? I know of one in the ending of which Thakur uses a shoe containing nails to destroy Gabbar's hand. There is definitely a second one which I have ...
6
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1answer
362 views

What is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie for the main category awards in Oscars?

As the title state, what is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie (i.e. not made in Hollywood like in Asia or Australia or Europe) for the main category of Oscar awards (i.e. other than foreign ...
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1answer
67 views

Genre of Banshee

Does Banshee have a genre? To list some of the more wide and loose: Wikipedia: Action Drama, Crime Thriller IMDb: Action, Crime, Drama Rotten Tomatoes: Drama … For some reason it reminds me of a ...
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1answer
631 views

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Madge Hardcastle's decision

-- SPOILERS AHEAD -- I just saw and loved "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Towards the end, Madge Hardcastle (Celia Imrie) is asked by her driver if she wants to turn left or right. Which man ...
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1answer
85 views

What film form is Les Ordres by Michel Brault?

I know that genre is not the same as the film form. Is Les Ordres documentary?
3
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1answer
412 views

How did John Pasternak know of Claire's fondness for tulips?

Please correct me if I've erred, but I believe that John Pasternak sent the bouquet of tulips in Season 3, Episode 6, Claire Underwood, who herself asks the same question as that in the question title ...
1
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1answer
213 views

How come the cops didn't find the gun thrown in the shallow river? But they had his prints on the murder weapon

In Shawshank Redemption, Andy tells the prosecutor and the court that the night that his wife and her lover were killed, he threw his revolver into the river from the bridge and went home. The ...
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1answer
290 views

1990s cartoon regarding three heroes

There used to be a show on Cartoon Network on late 1990s - where there used to be three super heroes. At the time of any war, one used to handle battle on earth wearing a yellow suit. One used to ...
2
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1answer
134 views

What is this sketch by Rowan Atkinson?

I remember seeing this skit on the TV sometime during the 90's (the actual skit might (or might not) be older, it was not a stage show, and it was not Mr. Bean). It was a short funny sketch by Rowan ...

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