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Questions tagged [production]

For questions related to the process of producing a film or a TV show.

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How Much Did Game of Thrones Cost to Produce, in Total?

Game of Thrones has been a massively popular, highly polished production for nearly a decade. Now that the entire show is done (and presumably all production has been definitively billed), I'm curious ...
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Have GoT's showrunners reacted to the poor reception of the final season?

The final season of Game of Thrones is coming to an end but many fans are disappointed by the rushed conclusion of the final episodes. Ratings for season 8 have taken a "critical nosedive" and some ...
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What are some reasons for why studios don't involve actors in the writing? [closed]

What are some reasons for why studios don't involve actors in the writing? I don't mean that they should let them write their own arcs, obviously the majority of the writing should be done by the ...
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Why was X-Men Evolution cancelled?

X-Men Evolution was 2000's but still, it ended on season 4 with several nods to future events at the end, such as: Dark Phoenix, Nimrod, Freedom Force, etc. but then 5th season never gets the light ...
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How could writers and directors possibly hide how a TV or movie series ends from actors? [closed]

I've been reading a few articles that say that even Game of Thrones don't quite know how a series ends. (Here, here and here). How could writers hide elements of the plot from the very actors? Wouldn'...
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How was the strangulation scene filmed?

Following an argument with his brother Stevie briefly strangles himself by wrapping a game-pad cord around his neck and pulling it tight. Stevie is played by Sunny Suljic who was probably 12 at the ...
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What came first? Venom as the movie or as the song?

What came first and which one was the inspiration to the second one? Or did both came continuously where Eminem cooperated with the movie creators for the purpose? Is there any article describing ...
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Why is the release date of the “His Dark Materials” TV series never revealed? [closed]

The TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials has been announced since November 2015 by the UK-based BBC. It seems like it has been in production for eons. We've waited forever like a ...
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Was Sean Parker in with the Italian Job Napster joke?

I just saw the Italian Job again and am wondering, was the real owner of Napster informed with the Napster founder joke?
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Were the sets of the 1964 movie “Mary Poppins” intended to look like a Broadway Show?

I once heard someone say that the filmmakers of Mary Poppins (1964) didn't try to make the sets look real and that they wanted the sets to look like they were straight out of a Broadway stage show, ...
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Why some TV shows like morning shows have no ending credits?

I've been watching some morning shows like 'Good Morning America', 'Today' and 'This Morning' (USA) and noticed that none of them have crew ending credits, just opening credits with the anchors and ...
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Why is Cyborg in Doom Patrol instead of Titans?

I recently started watching DC Universe show Titans and realized Cyborg was not there but he is apparently in the spinoff Doom Patrol in a prominent role. But why this change? Titans is based on ...
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When did credits start to show economical impact of the movie in the end credits? [duplicate]

I watched Alita Battle Angel yesterday in a movie theater and I waited until the end of the end credits to leave the theater. At the very end of it, after the Special thanks part, a sentence caught ...
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Why was there a 14 year gap between The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2?

The Incredibles was made in 2004. In the ending it was clearly shown that Pixar is going to make a second part. But Incredibles 2 appeared only in 2018, after 14 years. What caused such big delay? Was ...
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The story of TV serial - Mazya Navryachi Bayako

"Mazya Navryachi Bayako" (means - My husband's wife) is a Marathi language serial on 'Zee TV Marathi' channel. Is the story from start to end of this serial already decided before launching or are ...
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Can cancelled released movie scripts be put back in production?

I was wondering if it would be possible for movie scripts that have been released for the public to be be put back in production. For example a few years ago when the potential for a new Friday the ...
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At which point in its production was Star Wars' visual identity fleshed out?

Did George Lucas have a relatively clear vision of what things like Star Destroyers, Death Star corridors, Tatooine, Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader, etc. would look like before he pitched the movie? ...
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What kind of preparation is done on-set when an actor has to play a character in disguise?

This usually happens in fantasy movies where a character drinks a potion or uses magic to disguise himself into another character. For example, in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Hermione ...
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How are children prepared when they have to swear [duplicate]

In Stranger Things Season 2, the young actors fought to use curse words, and in Kick-Ass Chloe Moretz admitted her parents gave her permission to swear as well. When the script is written and given ...
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Why did they pick the title 'Tangled'?

I heard that Disney wanted to have a gender neutral movie name for Rapunzel story to target boys too but why did they end up with Tangled? Did they ever address how they ended up choosing this name?
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Why do old gun fight scenes sound so weird and cartoonish?

In older movies (pre-90's), many gun fight scenes have cartoon sounds. I can almost imagine the scene drawn and the words KAPOING, POW, ZOINK being shown. Here's an example from 007. ...
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Why do low production studios intentionally release similar films shortly after a big banner?

Two movies with almost same name and plot are released together. Overlord (2018) was released on 9 November 2018 in USA and produced by J.J.Abrams who is a well known director and producer in ...
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How do filmmakers avoid getting blood splattered on the camera lens in battle scenes?

While I was recently watching some of the battle scenes in Outlaw King (2018) I found myself wondering how they avoided getting blood all over the camera. The battles are particularly bloody in that ...
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Simulated (dry) quicksand

I've been watching the original Lost in Space series (1965). In at least a couple of episodes, a character would fall or get pulled into "quicksand". In each case, the material is obviously dry - upon ...
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Why was “Superman Returns” filmed in Sydney, Australia? [closed]

Is there a specific reason why Superman Returns was shot in Sydney, Australia? You can tell because some locations are obviously Sydney, Australia.
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What did Monty Python's live studio audience see?

The television series Monty Python's Flying Circus was shot in front of a live studio audience. It includes live sketches on a stage or set, and the audience can be heard laughing. However, much of ...
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What Was With that Med School? [closed]

I just got done watching Flatliners. What was with that medical school? It looked like it was falling apart. Then the main building they were performing the experiment in was under major ...
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Was the age of the students a factor in the filming of the Harry Potter films?

Watching the Harry Potter films you gradually see Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint get older as if matching to the year they are in Hogwarts. For filming, were the ages of the students ...
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Why does MCU and Netflix MCU differ so much in showing graphic content?

Disney has strict rules on showing graphic content in its movies. We see a lot less blood even if a character falls from a great height. But Marvel shows, especially on Netflix, have a lot of graphic ...
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Why did this character leave the Lethal Weapon tv series?

Why was the character killed off the Lethal Weapon tv series after only 2 seasons? It seemed sudden and rushed and given the importance of the character to the movie franchise it doesn't really make ...
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Release of Divergent: Ascendant [closed]

Is there any definitive knowledge on whether the 4th Divergent movie (Divergent: Ascendant) is going to be released? I have heard that it was shelved, and I have also heard that it is going to be ...
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How actors control themselves during steamy scenes with actresses?

I've seen in many Hollywood movies, actors kiss and grab actresses' breasts in sexual way but from many answers here I'm convinced that they don't do sex really. But then I thought that just groping ...
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When recording on film, how does the crew see the footage?

When recording on film, the crew cannot review the footage straight away, as film needs developing. In addition, the director cannot actually see what the camera is recording, as it is recording onto ...
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Where do movie producers find actors with specific looks or personality?

Are there any national/global online databases or is this more of a regional business since actors can be flown in, but most people are extras who have to be "sourced" locally?
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Is there connection between “Getaway” (1994) and “Real McCoy”?

I notice that both movies have McCoy lead character: Getaway (1994): Carter "Doc" McCoy and his wife Carol Real McCoy (1993): Karen McCoy The names are somewhat similar (Carol/Karen) and also, ...
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Why did Bigg Boss take a long gap between season 2 and season 1?

The Indian reality show Bigg Boss was a big hit when it premiered on Sony in 2006 which concluded in January 2007. But to my surprise, Bigg Boss 2 was aired on a different network channel on 17 August ...
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Why was Roberto “Bob” Orci fired from “Star Trek Beyond”?

Roberto Bob Orci is an execute producer and writer, whom previously co-wrote with Alexander Kurtzman for their K/O Paper Products Production Company and often collaborated with JJ Abrams/Bad Robot ...
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Why is Thugs of Hindostan misspelt?

India is also known as Bharat & Hindustan in the Indian Subcontinent. The upcoming Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan movie is titled Thugs of Hindostan. It is set in 1700 India under British rule. ...
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What happens to the costumes after a production finishes?

I just saw the movie The Eagle (2011) and found it interesting in that the costumes and armor were very historically accurate. It must have taken quite an effort to do the research and make all those ...
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Are TV Producers and Youtubers allowed to use Hidden Cameras without consent?

In a video form the Phillip DeFranco Show "Shane Dawson Hidden Camera Concern, Rod Rosenstein Confusion, Telltale Games Shutdown, & More..." (24 Sep 2018) Phillip DeFranco talks about concerns ...
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How do low-budget films go about movie ratings when they want to distribute globally?

Imagine a low-budget production that will be running on multiple festivals and cinemas around the world. After the theatrical tour they'll start home distribution through DVD/BD, VOD and SVOD (like ...
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Why wasn't VAN HALEN's music in Back to the Future?

Why did the band VAN HALEN deny the request to use their music in Back to the Future while Edward Van Halen secretly recorded music for the movie? From USA Today (emphasis mine): ...the cassette ...
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Which comes first in song-and-dance movies: The soundtrack or the video?

In big-budget movies like the Pitch Perfect trilogy that are full of cast singing and dancing to sound-studio tracks, including close-ups with no obvious "lip-synching" breaks: When the actors are ...
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Does Disney now own Howard the Duck, and why?

Howard the Duck is considered one of the worst films of all time. It was based on a Marvel Comics character, made into a movie by George Lucas in 1986. The movie was a failure both critically and ...
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Who designed the original Star Trek's communicator? [closed]

The communicator in the original Star Trek TV series is very similar in design to a flip phone? Was there product development done for the communicator before it was made? Who designed and created the ...
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Do broadcasting authorities care about international offensive language?

I've noticed how a recent survey by Ofcom (the UK communications regulator) exploring attitudes with language seem to only concern about British swear words (offensive and vulgar language). However, ...
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A movie comes with a title, a country and a year. What is the meaning of the country?

This is about the meta data of movies. As far as I know the given year is the year in which the movie was first screened. But what does the given country mean? The country in which it was filmed? ...
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Why is it so common for characters to be renamed to avoid same first initials?

I was reading the Wikipedia page for The Magicians, doubtless one of the most reliable sources of information on the internet, and ran into a section naming the characters informing the reader of "...
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Why is the last scene (right before and including the end credits) often worse quality in transfers of older films?

I've noticed it in both DVD and Blu-ray transfers of older movies (for example a few spaghetti westerns). Throughout the movie, the transfer quality is very good, and at the last scene (when there is ...
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Does every episode of Would I Lie to You? follow the same pattern?

I recently discovered Would I Lie to You and it's very entertaining. However, after watching about 20 different situations, I feel like there's a pattern. Lee and David are always the ones who are ...