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First of all Spider-man doesn't have Organic webs in its starting stage in comics. He got Organic web later in the Comics series. In the Sam Raimi's trilogy of Spider-man he does not follow the real Spider-man comics story as it is and skipped the Artificial Web-shooters thing and even skipped the main characters like Gwen Stacy. So, you can say its ...


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Recycling effects is a very common tactic in post-production. Once you have an effect that works great, it's simply cheaper and faster to reuse it than to reinvent the wheel over and over again, especially when 99% of the viewers won't notice it. You are one of the few people who noticed that this particular sound was recycled, but there are hundreds of ...


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In 3D films, the 3D glasses are the reason for the dimness.Because the 3-D glasses are darkly coated with polarized filter that decode the images and give them depth dim. I've found a good link and let me summarize the stuff from that site. According to the so-called father of 3-D cinema, Lenny Lipton, because it projects two separate pictures, viewers ...


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The Pontiac Aztek has something of a reputation. A bad one. It was Pontiac's failed attempt at making a crossover model: a midway model between a minivan, a pickup truck, and a full SUV. The public hated it, and it sold poorly. To add insult to injury, it consistently finds itself included in lists of the world's ugliest cars. So it was the perfect car to ...


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It appears to depend on the film's creators and what they want. E-Online were asked about this via Twitter and published an article as a response, which included this snippet: Most of the time, A-list gods and goddesses don't have to read for anything. In fact, even B-plus talent often joins a project before a casting director is even hired. They ...


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One of the known method for this is Reduced gravity aircraft, unofficial nickname vomit comet. KC-135A known as NASA 930 was used in the movie Apollo 13. Cecil said that in 2001: A Space Odyssey, huge rotating sets are used, while the actor remained more or less stationary. It's not that realistic in looks but cheaper as compare to vomit comet. Wire and ...


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Great question. This can often come down to the willingness of the actors concerned as to whether to go all the way during a 'spitting' scene. Sometimes you will indeed see the shot as an edited one - 'spitter' spits, cut to 'spitee' receiving the phlegm. This is easy to pull off and does not have to involve any real phlegm hitting the 'spitee's' face - ...


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The question focuses closely on the activities of the director that occur when on set shooting the movie, but this is actually quite a small part of the overall activities of making a movie. The overall process might be years long, with only a few weeks or months shooting 'film'. To quote from the first few lines of wikipedia's definition of Film Director: ...


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MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD Imagine it's a week before the opening scene. Bane is scheming on how to destroy Gotham, learns of Wayne's fusion reactor/neutron bomb via Miranda/Talia, and decides it will be his main device to hold Gotham in fear while he lets them destroy themselves from the inside. Sinister, indeed. Bane also comes to learn Dr. Pavel is the only ...


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There are 52 weeks in a year. American TV series usually go from the end of September to May, about 34-35 weeks. Before the late 1960s, a television season was closer to about 30 episodes in the United States.[Wikipedia] [Version] Most shows go on hiatus over the winter holidays and thanksgiving, due to lower viewership. Events such as the president of ...


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Most of them are not. They are just acting. The only time they actually do participate in it is in porn. Unless the camera shows you that the actress or actor is trying to "hide" something from the camera's view then you know that it is for pretend. (Source: Wikianswers) Usually they would use a body double for the nude parts in movies. But in normal film ...


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Nowadays horses are trained to fall safely. almost all animal performances are under the close supervision of the Film and TV unit of the American Humane Association. Stunt horses can be trained to fall on command safely. Some techniques used to ensure the horses safety : Each horse has its hoof in sponge rubber to soften kicks and mouths are taped to ...


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As I mentioned in the comments, the technique used to alter the appearance of film in post production is called 'Colour Grading', and is a process used in most if not all movies. This was a practise that was used even before the advent of digital editing, but was the result of what was referred to as 'Colour Timing'. Colour Timing is still used in analogue ...


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It could be done in various ways:- 1) Different shots of small groups- Sometimes low budget movie uses the same people in different shots and combine the shots to make a large crowd scene. 2) In developing countries like India, getting a crowd is not tough. It is possible to get a large amount people for cheap prizes such as 100Rs/day. So why worry, you ...


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I haven't seen this myself, but if the highest number on the right is 24 than it is a timeframe stamp - so 44:23 means 44 seconds and 23 frames. The highest number is 24, but there are 25 numbers, 0-24. In the UK the PAL (25 fps) timecode goes from 00 to 24. NOTE: Edited answer to reflect the clarifications below - thanks for the input user54609 and ...


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From What's the Difference?: How to Tell Things Apart that Are Confusingly Close A “story by” credit is given to the person or team who came up with the essence of a film (such as the plot or main characters) and who may have written a treatment, but who didn’t write the screenplay. Similarly, a “screen story by” credit goes to a person or team who ...


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Stage Money To create the illusion of massive wads of cash, TV and film producers don't take real $100 bills and put them on the front and back of a stack of $1 bills (or even just pieces of paper cut to size) but instead use fake bills. This is also seen any time where the character shows a bunch of bills. Rather than going to the bank ...


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Because hearing laughter when watching comic shows makes people inclined to regard them as funnier than they would normally. Really. Even when they are intelligent. Even when they know it's fake, canned laughter. I know this is hard to believe, but behavioural psychologists have run the tests, and the results are unambiguous: laugh tracks work, no matter how ...


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Inception is well known for simulating all of its zero/reduced gravity scenes without CG. There is a behind the scenes documentary where the effects team detail the various method they use – and crucially how different shots within a sequence use different methods. This means there's never a single "trick" that the eye can catch to break the immersion.


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It's simple, really. What most screenwriters do is to write the entire script in the same language (which, in the case of Hollywood movies, is English) and then when there's a piece of dialog that's supposed to be spoken in some other language, say, French, all you do is to tell the reader this by adding a parenthesis between the character's name and the ...


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In regards to the cat in Alien, 32 Things We Learned From the ‘Alien’ Commentary Director Ridley Scott got the hissing reaction from Jones the Cat by flashing a German Shepherd into the cat’s sight This is also mentioned on IMDb, To get Jones the cat to react fearfully to the descending Alien, a German Shepherd was placed in front of him with a ...


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It was added in post. It is well documented that many audience members found his speech inaudible during the opening scene which was shown with M:I 4 - so Nolan went back in and reconfigured the audio. See The Hollywood Reporter article (one of many) Naturally Hardy would have said his lines during filming so that everyone else could react to them, but it ...


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In some ways, asking "what's the reason for this" might be a non-starter of a question, because the ultimate reason for why any movie is made is that a producer thinks it's a good idea. And certainly, the fact that Facebook was made open to everyone late in 2006 makes it seem like the time frame is pretty compressed to get the movie out, but it's important ...


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This is a PAL timecode. In the PAL analog video standard used in the UK (and much of the rest of the world) before the advent of digitial video, there are 25 frames in a second (numbered 00 to 24 in the timecode displayed by most video devices, in the same way that seconds and minutes go from 00 to 59, so the hour from midnight to just before 1:00 am ...


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Sometimes they have to give an audition and sometimes they don't have to give an audition. If you count Russell Crowe as A-lister then he also gave an audition for the film version of the musical Les Miserables. (Source: www.dailymail.co.uk). There are many other examples over the internet. Even sometimes non-A-listers can also clear auditions over ...


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The other two answers here are pretty solid, but I wanted to touch on the sort of "cliques" that exist in Hollywood as well. Take many of the Judd Apatow movies for example. There is an established group of cast members from movie to movie. You get the sense that the roles they play may not necessarily designed for them, but that the genre of movie is so ...


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As this interview (from 2008) with co-creator Craig Thomas reveals: We've had a plan since the pilot and we actually shot a little piece of it at the beginning of season two, using the kids, because we knew if we waited until the finale of the series, the kids would have aged like six years. So yeah, part of our plan for how we want to end it all ...


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This is just an addendum to the other answers. This particular audio clips is part of the Premiere Edition Vol.1 (released in 1990)   from the company Hollywood Edge, which provides high end, professional, and royalty free special effects and music for all media use It's a 2 min track that features: Police Radio; Calls Received Through ...


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No one owns the story of their own life. It is absolutely legal for people to write unauthorized biographies, make documentaries or dramas about someone without needing their permission. You do not need permission to portray a real person in a work of art such as a book or movie - this happens all the time. As for accuracy, in most countries you have ...



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