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As it happens, Priceonomics has already investigated this: Built in the early 1900s, the United States’ first permanent movie theaters featured only one screen. Things worked a bit differently back then: you’d pay your nickel, take a seat, and watch a continuous loop of a feature (mixed with cartoon interludes) for as long as your heart desired. ...


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Here's an article answering your question. In short: Out of a typical 6 trailers, two are chosen by the studio that made the film you paid to see. The other four are usually chosen by the theater which profiles the audience using a quadrant system (male, female, under 25, over 25). Sometimes the choice will be based on rating (if you are at an NC-17 ...


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Don’t forget that marketing may start on a film long before a final print is finished for theatrical distribution. Often times, editors will have access to ALL of the footage when cutting a trailer, sometimes just specific sequences. It’s a collaborative effort where they approve whatever is used, but this is why alternate takes or even jokes are used in ...


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Trailers typically come out before a movie is "distribution-ready", but exactly how far along depends on the movie, and how far in advance they want to hype it. For starters, trailers are usually made well in advance of the final product. Keep in mind that the trailers have to go through much of the same post-production work as the film itself. The effects ...


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I have a friend who owns a (very) small theater... so some of this probably isn't "official" (I know they bend the rules a bit at times). Also, they operate only on film, I'm not for sure about digital Anyway, one thing a lot of people don't realize is that film is usually shipped on 6 or so small reels. The movie theater then tapes together these reels ...


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This is the track Evey Reborn from Dario Marianelli's soundtrack for 'V For Vendetta' (the recognizable part you've pointed out appears around 2:30). EDIT: A comment has raised an interesting point (but was deleted because it was posted as an answer); There is a possible link between these 2 films: Interstellar was released in the U.S. on Guy Fawkes Day ...


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It's possible they are relying a lot on the name of the series, as it did have a nice bit of word of mouth, as well as just trying to show something different as is the tone of the movie. Having watched the Swedish ones myself without reading the books, just knowing this movie is going to be made + the cast has already sold me. Which is another point to ...


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I think they do that on purpose. Many scenes that are included for a certain trailer don't make the final cut when the actual film comes out. So maybe those are from the deleted scenes.


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This answer is based on some guesswork, but may still be of interest. Here's a photo of a computer running a digital projector in a small cinema in France. It's running software called Cinelister and you can see the playlist on the right. It's part way through the showing of a film called Cloclo (2012). I didn't attend the screening, but I assume ...


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According to this article: The fourth ending was cut because Landis and Lynn either didn’t really think it was that good, or they just thought it was too dark for the tone of the rest of the movie. Unfortunately for them, they forgot to tell Michael McDowell, who was working on the novelization for the film. Thanks to that gaffe, and to [the] Clue ...


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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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Sounds like you're after the creepy Emelie. From an online review: [W]hen the Thompsons head out to spend the evening of their anniversary at a fancy restaurant, they have no idea what they’re letting their kids in for. Owing to their usual babysitter being unavailable, the Thompsons enlist the help of her well-reputed friend, Anna. Already known to the ...



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