Questions tagged [pleasantville]

For questions related to the 1998 movie of the same name where teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that world.

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Was it uncommon for American TV shows in the 1950s to cast African-Americans?

I am aware that Pleasantville 1998 showcases the golden age of American TV shows back in the 50s, and this question wouldn't have been asked if the movie didn't depict/hint/symbolized some sort of ...
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Why is there a head of a native American man on the early test screens?

In Pleasantville, after a few minutes, we see some ads running on an old TV screen. At some point, the broadcast ends with a single constant frame showing some circles, lines, which I can tell is for ...
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How did Pleasantville get an image of the Pyramid of Khafre on TV?

Pleasantville is a very tiny world. Then how did TV channels obtain the image of the Pyramid of Khafre?
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How to make a film in black and white and add color to some objects?

How is a movie made to show selective colors. For instance, in Pleasantville a sister and brother are transported to the universe of an old black and white TV show, and the movie switches to being B&...
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Actors common to both Pleasantville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Who are the actors common to both Pleasantville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? As part of my grieving process over the death of Paul Walker who was in the Fast & the Furious franchise, I was ...
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