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In the early days of Hollywood, at the Academy awards, the Academy members could choose whether they thought an actor’s performance was leading or supporting. This led to an interesting scenario in 1945, where an actor was nominated for the leading and supporting Oscars for the exact same role (Going My Way). After this the Academy changed the rulings and ...


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What you need to remember is that in financial negotiation, the accounting department will never overtly declare that they are pursuing 'Hollywood Accounting', it is often something instigated through people being misled. The wording/circumstances are often rephrased to evade detection: I believe 'Net Point Profit' was the circulating terminology for a long ...


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Several of the non-US movies you named are in foreign languages. Although foreign films are often available with English subtitles or voice overs, I'd guess that many people prefer to watch movies where the original dialogue is in their native language. Additionally, the style of foreign movies is different than their Hollywood remakes. I haven't seen the ...


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Question: Is there any time limits for the running time of the movies in Hollywood? Fact 1. Let us categorized first what Hollywood movies are. Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American ...


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Well first of all I'm not sure the premise of your question is true. I can think of several movies off hand with just white actors in significant speaking roles. If you reduce it to 'a majority of modern Hollywood movies' then your observations might be closer to the mark, but I don't think this is down to any form of explicit policy of positive ...


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Sadly, as an American, I've heard little to nothing about these epics (Mahabharata and Ramayana), not that I wouldn't like to see the movies. There are still no big-budget epics based on works like Odyssey, Iliad, and The Aeneid; not even the Epic of Gilgamesh (which is possibly the oldest story known). At least not up-dated versions with many liberties ...


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After thinking about it and reading the other answers (thank you Lauren and mootinator) I came up with a possible explanation. I don't know if it is correct though. It can be - as often - about money. It makes not much sense for european/indian/chinese filmmakers to produce a remake of a Hollywood-movie (at least directly after the original), as everyone ...


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It's worth noting that mirrors (and any other reflective material for that matter) are a well-used narrative tool for presenting the duality of characters on screen, whether they are protagonists or antagonists (or, more likely, somewhere in between). As DForck42 has already pointed out, there are many urban legends and stories connected to mirrors as well ...


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Ghost stories and mirrors have shared some common ground. Take the Bloody Mary urban legend (turn the lights off and say "Bloody Mary" three times and her ghost will come rip your eyes out). Some mirror urban legends I can't find a good list, but there are a few ghost stories and urban legends tied to mirrors.


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When we're talking about Hollywood, we usually talk about big budget movies. Studios fund these movie projects not out of love of art, but to make a profit. To make a sizable profit they need to sell the movie to the audience so that they buy tickets (and buy DVDs and BluRays ... etc). One of the bigger selling points of any movies is the cast. People will ...


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In some cases the original delay involved the time required for licensing (music), appropriate copyrights, ratings, and in some cases the redubbing of the film into other languages. The latter of which can not typically begin until the final edit is determined. In some major films (especially action films) the final edit may not be complete until the film ...


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I have not seen many examples of Hollywood movies shown first in the rest of the world before the USA, but it is certainly the case that simultaneous release around the world is now normal when it used to be rare. If the trend has continued beyond 'simultaneous' to now opening in the rest of the world first, it is probably for the same reason. There are ...


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You are in doubt if all Iranians solely love this kind of movies - you are right. From talks with Iranians some years ago, I know they like Hollywood films and the films were available via DVD. Wikipedia offers more information about Commercial cinema in Iran


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Films with subtitles don't get as many viewers, especially in the UK and US where we expect everyone else to speak English. People will watch remakes of foreign films, and the studio knows that the film played well in its original market so it's a fairly safe investment. Take Girl With A Dragon Tattoo - the original was good, but not in English. Its a ...


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It has to do more with familiarity, or perceived familiarity on assumption of an audience, than you might expect: get ready to be slightly appalled/offended. Historical films will either have to unpack the contextual circumstances of an event or assume a preformed familiarity the audience has brought with them. Hollywood assumes a typical cinematic ...


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The question contains the answer, in that only successful foreign films are re-made in the US. They are re-made because the industry knows that if a concept is a hit in one major country, the concept has a good chance of succeeding in the US mass market. American hits can often be exported directly to other countries' mass markets, without having to be ...


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A wikipedia search gave me the following information: Competition from television drew audiences away from movie theaters in the late 1950s, and the theatrical cartoon began its decline. Today, animated cartoons are produced mostly for television. American television animation of the 1950s featured quite limited animation styles, highlighted by the ...


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Whilst it's understandable to proclaim that Montage Theory doesn't receive the amount of 'attention' it deserves from Hollywood, this is closer to the concept of Montage Theory (MT) not receiving overt 'credit' when it does appear; largely due to its indelible influence. Montage theory marked the beginning of a filmic language; the idea that film is ...


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Maybe The Bachelor from 1999 with Chris O'Donnell and Renée Zellweger? From IMDb: Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot in his ...


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In case of Hollywood movies to be broadcasted in India, certification is a must. There are a few examples: 1)Under the A category the board usually allows the portrayal of very strong, gory, graphic, brutal and/or sadistic violence. Film such as Prometheus (R-rated in the US) have received this certificate. 2)Under the U category, only mild sexual ...


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At least part of the reason has to be that the Hollywood folks want a big opening weekend splash. If an excellent non-US movie has been out for awhile, chances are many of the US people who would want to see the movie have already seen it. I wondered the same thing about ABC remaking Being Erica, a Canadian series into a US version, given that our cultures ...


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Although there seems to be a a good length defined for Hollywood movies, Bollywood produced 2.30 hours length movies. There are a number of reasons for that: 1)Bollywood movies are long because they do have singing and dancing, but it also gives the masses a chance to get out of the heat of India and into some air conditioning. The singing/dancing added to ...


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Wikipedia says The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute, all define a feature as a film with a running time of 40 minutes or longer. The Centre National de la Cinématographie in France defines it as a 35 mm film longer than 1,600 metres, which is exactly 58 minutes and 29 seconds ...


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My understanding is that the US, being a huge market and often at least a third of the film's worldwide revenue, can be used to push up if hype is a factor. With the Avengers, if they know in advance it's going to be a success - and franchises tend to do well worldwide - especially superhero ones, releasing internationally only intensifies the hype back in ...


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As the other answers pointed out, there are a lot of urban legends related to mirrors and reflections. And also, whenever we look in a mirror, we see ourselves, but everything is inverted (Horizontally). So horror movies may employ this observation to show that we (or someone) is seeing a laterally inverted personality or character (for example, it may ...


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And to answer your second question, the MPAA doesn't explain their criteria. A lot of directors guess at what is acceptable, and will even throw in some obvious, over the top scenes in hopes that something else (what they really want) will pass through. See "Censor Decoy" and "Getting Crap Past the Radar" on tvtrope.org's page.


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Thank you guys, I could finally identify the movie and it is ( Love For Rent )


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Could it be 2069: A Sex Odyssey? It isn't a Hollywood film, but it fits the other criteria.


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Is it Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric women? It sounds very similar.



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