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Jul
9
comment How are injections given without injuring actors?
Many of the really cheap ones (I really doubt they would use them in big budget films) just have some of paper or material that is the same colour as the fluid that is to be injected inside. When the plunger is pressed down, this material folds up under a cover at the "business end" of the syringe. I've only ever explicitly spotted this once, during a performance of one of the Bottom live shows. Of course, the fluid can be added to the syringe during post-production using CGI.
Jul
6
comment Maximus fighting the masked champion in the arena with tigers
I've not seen Gladiator in a long time, but (going on your description along) I'm guessing it'll have been due to blood loss or dramatic licence
Jul
6
comment What is the purpose or meaning behind the Hot Rod in the Iron Man series?
From the collection of cars and bikes that Tony has, and the fact that he's shown tinkering with Hot Rods, I always just assumed that it was his favourite car
Jun
25
comment What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?
You're welcome. I'd have linked to imsdb, but they look to have taken the direct link down. However, I know that The Clint authorised the publishing of the script to The Internet, himself.
Jun
25
comment What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?
That's the one. In fact, you can read the entire scene in the script: sfy.ru/?script=unforgiven (do a Ctrl+F for "The lurid cover, "The Duke of Death" by W. W. Beauchamp" for the beginning of the scene).
Jun
25
comment What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?
+1 For an excellent, and informative answer. Remember, as well, that during Little Bill's conversation with the writer he tells the writer what really happened in the gun fight that English Bob is famed for: English Bob accidentally shot the other guy (I forget his name), but claimed it as an intentional kill.
Jun
25
comment Did the black goo affect life forms in different ways in Prometheus?
i.imgur.com/2dh6K.jpg - that is all
Jun
22
answered Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
Jun
21
comment Why was Kurosawa the first director to shoot the sun?
My feeling is that it was a combination of the two. Think of how a celluloid camera operates, the image is (not literally) burnt onto the frame. The same way that non-digital stills cameras work. Since the sun is a HUGE ball of light (don't look directly at it, kids), there's a chance that it could overexpose the resulting frames. That's my thoughts on it, anyway (NOTE: I'M NOT A CAMERAMAN. NEITHER DO I KNOW A LOT ABOUT HOW CELLULOID FILM WORKS)
Jun
19
comment How did the engineer enter the locked ship?
"How did the Engineer enter the ship?" Was there not an explosion and the on-board computer system message telling Dr. Shaw that the hull had been breached? I can't remember this one too clearly, but I'm sure that there was.
Jun
19
answered Why did Beth not run earlier?
Jun
13
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Jun
13
revised Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
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Jun
13
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Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
So, the sound engineers would have used a higher dynamic range to make the explosions and musical cues more jarring on the viewer? To give the scene a little more impact?
Jun
13
comment Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
Does this mean that the cinematic releases of these (older) titles would have had dynamic ranges that are different to the versions presented on the home releases? Or where they released to theatres in a similar way? (as I was born in the mid-80s, I never saw these films with their original ranges at the theatres)
Jun
13
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Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment What is the real purpose of the star map in Prometheus?
My interpretation was that the star maps wheren't left by the Engineers, but drawn by the people that they visited. It's a staple of the "God was an alien" genre