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According to both IMDb and the USA Network's own website, Psych was the first show to remake one of its own episodes. From IMDb, Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With a Chance of Improvement: Psych makes television history in a never-been-done remake of the season one episode "Cloudy with a Chance of Murder." From the "Fun Facts" section of USA Network's ...


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There's a film called "Russian Ark" that was shot in the Hermitage museum in St, Petersburg, Russia. I believe the Entire Thing is one long take .. spanning several hours


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Fighter pilots first used HUDs in the 1950's to display altitude, speed and targeting systems on the front of the cockpit canopy. So, it'd be difficult to imagine any film before that time period would have any kind of HUD. Not only was it not a widely known technology, but the special effects would have been impractical and costly. The first movie I can ...


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They can't have the main actors turning his back from the camera for a long time, so they do this to give them more face camera time. Also, it looks that the characters can't contain the urge to display his intelligence.


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It's indeed most likely this was the first instance of this usage. Plenty of sources support this theory. The term Gay had definitely become a sexualized term by the 17th century to mean "uninhibited by moral constraints" and was then attached to homosexuality by the early 1900s. But it's widely believed this usage had not been seen in a Hollywood film ...


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Even being told as real time stories, all of these movies (The Rope, Slacker and Birdman) had cuts in between scenes. In the case of Birdman, required a lot of preparation and choreography from the crew, and post-production work. But a movie called Russian Ark (2002) is in fact a single shot, for the entire movie. According to Wikipedia, "Three attempts ...


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The Homesteader was a book by Oscar Micheaux and made into a film in 1919. Elia Kazan turned his autobiographical book, America America (published 1961), into a film (released 1963). In 1964, Elia Kazan was nominated for three Academy Awards for his adaptation of “America, America,” a film which he wrote and directed based upon his own book. Sure, he’d ...


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The use of pop-op text goes back a long time. Silent films mostly used intertitles rather than overlaid titles; these were both technically easier to produce and more dramatically effective than subtitles in the absence of a soundtrack to establish timing continuity, but certainly be the 1920s overlaying text on a scene for dramatic effect was not uncommon. ...



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