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You ask a complicated question! There are arguments for Hitchcock as feminist, but the bulk of the literature I have seen is more inclined to label him as a misogynist (not to mention fetishist, sadist and voyeur). The icy blondes that were his trademark may have been strong characters on film, but in life were very much under his control. He not only ...


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As for the U.S., producers can choose to make their films in compliance with the American Humane Association Film and TV Unit. They are the only group officially sanctioned to do this and it is they who provide the "No animals were harmed . . ." message during credit sequences. Note that bringing in the AHA to monitor the production of a film is voluntary. ...


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From Wikipedia: Some [TV-] shows have a small stable of directors, but also usually rely on outside directors. Given the time constraints of broadcasting, a single show might have two or three episodes in pre-production, one or two episodes in principal photography, and a few more in various stages of post-production. The task of directing is ...


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Speaking as a director- To step back, one has to consider what the job of directing is. It's a story teller who sees the big picture. Directors have to be able to create the scene and the tone with picture, framing, editing, and of course acting. Some directors are stronger at pulling the best performance out of an actor; some are better at setting the ...


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This is routine in one-hour high quality television series, and is not unique to Game of Thrones. Season One of GoT is 10 episodes long - almost 10 hours of finished material, and typically they want to have a new season every year. It would be logistically difficult for one person to manage this in the same way as a movie director does. If you compare ...


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It is a very common occurrence. To quote a recent instance, Jon Favreau played the chauffeur in both Iron Man and Iron Man 2. Quentin Tarantino acted in Grindhouse, From Dusk Til Dawn, and had several other films. Clint Eastwood appeared in Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby. I could cite even more if I could recollect year by year. This Wikipedia article ...


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From eHow In Hollywood, the nominating and selecting for the Oscars are done by the writers, actors, directors, animators, art directors and executives. The only requirement is that each participant be a part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Members of AMPAS are courted by film studios with free screeners, gifts and social evenings in ...


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The earliest I found is from 1994's Floundering During the Floundering (credits, the cast sings along in a rendition of "Nothing Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding," as the camera pans through the crowd. This sort of thing is less incongruous with light comedies. There's Something About Mary (1998) is the first non-musical comedy I found ...


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It is done using Computer Graphics. I do not know about others, but atleast in Bollywood, all the movies that have even a small scene with any animal, shows the following message at before the actual start of the movie: No Animals were harmed during the making of the movie. It is a work of Computer Graphics. Some movies like, All the Best Starring Ajay ...


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Foremost Hitchcock critic Robin Wood has written two books on Hitchcock’s films which are available through your local library’s InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service if you live in the US (and a number of other countries as well): Hitchcock's Films (1977) and Hitchcock's Films Revisited (1989). He also wrote several essays in the book A Hitchcock Reader ...


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Unsurprisingly, the true details are hard to dig up, but this is nothing new. Pixar has a reputation for major shake-ups during production, see this extract from an article on hitfix.com: They have the best track record in the business for a reason. They have a carefully managed story department, and they are ruthless during development. They have had ...


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Firstly, TV episodes aren't always shot in sequence, so having multiple directors share the responsibility makes things run smoother. Even in movies, a director doesn't always direct each and every scene. There are usually a few assistant directors who film less pivotal scenes. Also, the role of a TV episode director isn't as encompassing as a movie ...


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Cross fades and pans are more common in (low budget) television for some reason, and even more common in home video—I have my theories about the causes, but that does not affect this question. View any quality movie and you'll see that almost every cut (99+%) is a classic straight cut. For extra effect, maybe there is a fade to black or fade from ...


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I think the best answer was given here by Oliver_c: Why do British sitcoms have so many fewer episodes than American ones? American television is a producer's medium.


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Nobody knows, as Tommy has deliberately obscured his past so no-one can legally trace him. In The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero's book about the background and making of The Room, a story about an Eastern European immigrant to America is told through parable, but its function is to be interpreted as Tommy Wiseau's life story. This is merely a device to ...


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WE DO. Greg Sestero's Book, published earlier this year, tells Johnny's story through parable. The story is revealed through a recollection of a story Johnny apparently told Greg whilst they lived together, during the years they were both supporting each other. Because Greg is able to filter the tale through the of ...


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I'm going to try and answer this, but my first problem is identifying exactly what you mean by "no cuts, no dubs, no censorship". As you rightly point out, some directors insist on having final cut privilege (and I'll list a few in a moment), but to my understanding if they insist on that, the rest will automatically follow. What I mean is that even if only ...


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Somtimes filmmakers use black & white for showing the darker aspects of story. For example in the 1998 film American History X, the parts of the movie where Edward Norton's character is a racist, are shown in Black & White, whereas the part of the movie where Edward Norton is no longer a racist and is seen repenting are shot in color. Take a look ...


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Although Game of Thrones does not have an excessively high number of directors for a series of its type, it would also be impossible for it to have another model due to the nature of its storytelling and location shooting. With such an expansive storyline, following many characters in vastly different locations, shooting often happens on multiple continents ...


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Wow! Someone on Reddit has apparently done all the research! A Redditor sleuth has unraveled the mystery of Tommy Wiseau's nationality From the original full post: "I believe Tommy is Polish." This guy hunted down clues from The Disaster Artist, including Tommy's "uncle Stanley and his aunt Katherine" from New Orleans and found their obituaries. Their ...


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Very quickly after posting this question, I found an interview where he discusses this. If you didn't see Static at the time (and let's face it, not many people did), the film's almost impossible to watch today. I bought a NTSC video copy from ebay several years ago for a small fortune because I'm a completist and was intrigued to see for myself what ...



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