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For deaths, the footage is never used as it would be extremely distasteful, as well as evidence in any investigations or lawsuits into the accidental death. An example of this would be Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee, who was accidentally shot and killed on the set of The Crow, as detailed on Wikipedia: In the fatal scene, which called for the ...


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Is every appearance of a product in a movie sponsored? No. Free promotion for undisclosed reasons You'll see plenty of movies where characters use Apple products, however Apple have claimed (via the Washington Post) that they aren't paying for it: Apple said it does not pay for product placement and would not discuss how its products make their ...


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Wikipedia has a page to denote such types of filming accidents, and most of the films I see there are prominent enough to have been released in spite of the accident and/or death. The most prominent 80s film I find is Rocky IV, where Dolph Lundgren punched Stallone so hard he entered the hospital for 8 days. The movie obviously continued the Rocky series, ...


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I think the most extraordinary instance of a production completing despite the death of an actor is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2008). During a break in principal photography, actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose. Director Terry Gilliam suspended production temporarily, but finished the film with a solution that was, in my opinion, ...


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It's usually too dangerous and/or expensive to use any real money in films, especially if its getting thrown around where people could steal it or it could be damaged or destroyed. The stage money you see in films and TV looks real, but only from the particular way its being filmed. Real money isn't actually printed on paper, it's usually cotton and it's ...


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The scenes which we see in the movie as night scenes might not be filmed at night. Day for Night is a set of techniques is used to simulate a night scene while filming in daylight. These include tungsten-balanced rather than daylight-balanced film stock or special blue filters, under-exposing the shot (usually in post-production) to create the illusion of ...


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I worked for Ben Affleck's studio LivePlanet (Project Greenlight, The Running Man) for a year. We did have a few sponsorships for each of our shows. In general, we just went to great lengths to exclude any brand references, because in made-for-television content, conflicts with sponsorships can be a problem. For example, if one of our shows happened to ...


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The buy/rent the fake money from prop shops. This fake money has to pass legal requirements of not duplicating the image exactly among other restrictions (making it easy to spot as non-authentic if inspected closely). If people try to circulate it, the secret service steps in. It has happened before, one example is when they shot the Rush Hour 2 movie.


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The actor Al Mulock committed suicide by jumping from his hotel room window while filming Once Upon A Time in the West in Spain in 1968. Mulock played one of the three men who meet Charles Bronson's character at the rail station in the famous opening scene. He was still in costume when he jumped from the window, and his fall was witnessed by many of ...


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This really is just called a variation and it's not limited to soundtracks, Wikipedia says: In music, variation is a formal technique where material is repeated in an altered form. A famous example of this are the Goldberg Variations. A Leitmotif is by definition the leading theme of the overall piece, which would be the film in this case, so it may ...


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When filming on location for a major production, as in out in public, you usually have to obtain permits to film wherever you're about to film. Roads and streets may be closed down. You usually also need to notify the local police of your actions so they know what's going on. The production company may also hire security to keep people away from the set or ...


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On the screenshot you posted, we can see that it's actually filmed at night (dark sky, visible street lights). But as it's not enough for a film, a few additionnal lights are put on the set. Additionnaly, the blue filter is added in order to make it feel a bit more "like a real night".


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I just want to add a note about "day for night", which to me usually looks fake. The three factors that I think are most important for a convincing "night" scene are: The sky has to be black. If its lit up at all, which happens in every day-for-night scene, the shot looks terrible. The shadows have to be BLACK. During daytime, shadows aren't black; they ...


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Surprised to see no one mentioned a time when the opposite situation occurred. Ed Wood used footage of the then-dead Bela Lugosi in his "so-bad-it's-good" film Plan 9 From Outer Space. He had a few Lugosi scenes shot for other projects and when Lugosi died he included them in Plan 9 as an homage. To flesh out those few scenes he hired Lugosi's chiropractor, ...


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A long time ago I heard rumours about a remake of Escape from New York, which I, as a definite fan of the original, was eagerly looking forward to, also since Gerard Butler was rumoured to play Snake. Of course I don't think this movie could have in any way held up against the original (but am willing to be surprised), but it nevertheless would have made for ...


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Obviously there's a lot of reasons, but two to consider are; That some episodes will actually be cheaper to rerun due to the various cast/crew rerun terms - for instance most actors have at least two ways to get paid for a role; base pay plus rerun payments or base pay plus a buy-out fee that comes once no matter how often a show is reran. ...



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