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My guess: people like me often visit domains in movies/TV shows/books just for fun. If I see the domain is unregistered, I can register it myself and draw traffic from nerds like myself. Basically, I'm letting Sony advertise for me. I can even imply movie affiliation and do terrible things: "Welcome to Sony's secret site! You have cleverly spotted the ...


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Just a theory, but being able to buy a domain this way is a pretty clear indication that a legitimate company cannot come after the film company to sue for being libelled or defamed for a less than perfect company portrayal. If currently unused, it is an indication there is not a naming conflict to a company that is not well known. The fact that you noticed ...


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Two reasons: So that the film company doesn't lose out on a potential profit if someone buys a domain name associated with a movie/TV show and sells it. Apparently there's a small culture out there to purchase domain names related to a recently-announced movie/TV show, as when the movie company finds out its already registered most of the time they'll pay ...


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Reading into this on Wikipedia, it seems that Formics is the correct 'scientific' name of the species, and a term that is increasingly used as the book series progresses. Buggers as you say is a 'nickname', a pejorative term for the species. As for the movie adaptation, I can imagine that they received advice that for British English (and perhaps other ...


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The KFFT List Guide says: Burger King was a pioneer in the advertising practice known as the product tie-in with a successful partnering with George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, Ltd. to promote the 1977 film Star Wars in which BK sold a set of glasses featuring the main characters from the film. This promotion was one of the first in the fast food ...


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I don't know if it was the first time that any movie teamed up with a fast food restaurant, but the first ever themed promotion for McDonald's Happy Meal was for Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979. From the Happy Meal Wikipedia article: The packaging used for the Star Trek Meal consisted of various images and games related to the film, as well as a ...


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From dear Wikipedia House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip, who, after getting passed over for promotion to Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him. The Lincoln monument helps convey the political subject ...


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Terminator 2 grossed $204,843,345 in its domestic market and $315,000,000 in foreign markets. (source: BoxOfficeMojo). Terminator 2 is widely regarded as one of the best sci-fi films of all time (source: my knowledge of sci-fi films and fans). With these two facts in mind, I think it's safe to conclude that nothing spoiled the movie. To the contrary, the ...


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Theory 1: Trade mark ownership for future profits. Maybe they are owners of the trade mark and wish to have the option to use it for something in the future? Trade marks need to be established, one way is to use them in the marketplace so maybe buying it and owning it is marketplace activity? I am not a lawyer, but look at this case to see that trade mark ...


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Don't know how you define widely available or whether you differentiate between a program and a magazine (usually longer), but there was a program produced for Shrek 2 in 2004. There was a 65-page Spiderman Official Movie Souvenir Magazine in 2002. The Fantasia 2000 premiere had a program. Before that was a 12-page book for The Thin Red Line (1998) with Sean ...


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Joker: Because it's all...part of the [marketing] plan. The initial trailers are called teaser trailers because they're designed to do just that: provide you with a little teaser for the film. These are usually just to announce that a film is coming and to start building anticipation, and possibly because filming isn't quite done or there isn't enough ...


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Okay so I'm having to answer my own question on the same day I posted it so that this question doesn't get closed as off-topic "opinion-based". I don't like having to do this but I feel I have a solid question here. According to jamescamerononline.com "We've got a story worked out but it hasn't gone beyond the talk stage" - James Cameron on Terminator 2 in ...


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The Internet Movie Database lists the budget on the main page of a movie under the heading Box Office. I haven't yet found a resource for television budgets. It seems accountability is less. The reasons I've found so far are Many actors want their salaries secret. Since tickets are not sold, "weekend profits" is less a marketing tool. Advertisers do ...


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The issue of the upside-down flag has been answered elsewhere, so to expand Shiz Z.'s answer on the Lincoln Memorial reference, I would say that the blood in Underwood's hand suggests that he's a ruthless, maybe violent character. He's in the place of a former United States president, so he probably wants to be the president himself. Lincoln symbolizes (as ...


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In most of Tokyo's big cinemas you can usually buy souvenirs for the main stream movies that are currently playing (magazines, postcards, toys.. it depends on the movie). So there definitely still are cinemas in the world where you can get a souvenir program for the movie you just watched.



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