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According to this article I found (written in 2010) - individual movie titles can not be copyrighted. However, there can be a trademark granted if there is a certain level of recognition of the title to the specific movie. The author of the article cites "Star Wars" or "Citizen Kane". Per the linked article, the MPAA has a Title Registration Bureau which ...


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The answer is, they don't. And I quote: Literary titles – such as book or movie titles – fall in a gray area in U.S. law. For instance, although a book or movie is protected by copyright, its title isn’t. Copyright simply doesn’t cover titles. And even if the title is distinctive, such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, courts and the Trademark ...


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Here's a Full Article according to Cyber Security experts, the hacking in the movie is quite realistic. "When “Blackhat,” the cybercrime thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, was screened to a roomful of cybersecurity experts last week, everyone agreed that it was the most accurate depiction of hacking they’d seen in a film, he said. According to ...


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You might be interested in the case of the film The Butler which just came out recently. The film's title was up for a possible rename due to a Motion Picture Association of America claim from Warner Bros., which had inherited from the defunct Lubin Company a now-lost 1916 silent short film with the same name.[9][31] The case was subsequently resolved ...


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This is something usually done in post production, usually because something is wrong with the shot that wasn't noticed/couldn't be remedied on location. Often this can be lighting, with a particular persistence of direction needing to be maintained, and can sometimes be in order to crop out a blemish without sacrificing the framing of the shot. The most ...


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According to TVTropes, it's a Regional Riff- or more specifically, an Egyptian riff. Here we're exploring Regional Riffs — and the musical instruments that seem inexorably linked as cues to locations. This is sort of the audio equivalent of the Foreign-Looking Font — a certain musical style is used because it resembles the actual music native to ...


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No. The movie was always going to be set in North Korea. But originally it was about Kim Jong-Il. In a New York Times interview dated 12/16/2014, Seth Rogen said: The idea was around for a long time. The first script was about Kim Jong-il [Mr. Kim’s father] The threats and hack happened after the movie was finished (so there would be no reason to ...


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The major players would be: the script writer the director the editor But opinions and decisions could come from a wide range of other roles: the actors cinematographer the producers the studio audience (audience tests)


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It seems to be mostly due to the convenience of the channel or network airing a series with a number of pre-recorded episodes or at least a batch of them. For example, when a network buys or syndicates a series that has, let's say, 10 episodes and start airing the episodes in december, if they air episodes 1 and 2 but the christmas episode of the series is ...


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They are actors who are also miners. One of the miners, Fred Hurt, released a nice incendiary FB post after a dispute over money in Season 4: Why we are not on “Gold Rush” this fall……..this may be news to many…… I am not rich…..I am a working class guy like most of you. After spending more for four years straight than I made, there was no way ...


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It seems to me there are often movies of the same title in the same year. IMDb keeps track of them with Roman numerals. Like this: Action Figures (2011/I) Action Figures (2011/II)


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This is a legal gray area, and can vary from country to country, from state to state. Most states recognize that, if the activity is being recorded objectively and without interference/propagation from the 'director', the film-maker is protected under the first amendment: specifically relating to the freedom of the press. As long as the piece is a ...


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If there is a limit, it's no longer than three months. Two movies titled Nine came out in the second half of 2009. One is an all-CGI animated SF film with "stitchpunks" that look like a grown-up version of Sackboy from the later PS3 game LittleBigPlanet, released in September 2009. The other is an unrelated musical drama directed by Rob Marshall starring ...



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