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Bullfighting is banned in Barcelona?

In the movie credits to Sean Penn's The Gunman (2015), it reads "Barcelona is an anti-bullfighting city and bullfighting has been banned since 2011". In the movie the climactic scene occurs in a ...
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Why are stand-up comedians using corded microphones? [closed]

I've watched a smattering of Netflix productions of stand-up comedians from the last five years and I'm confused: Why are they using corded microphones on stage? I'm almost certain it's not for ...
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How do they avoid the cast and crew leaving tracks around the set of “The Revenant”?

In the 2015 movie The Revenant, Hugh Glass is seen in several shots alone in the snow. Now, we know that there are several other people out there with him working for the cast and crew. In some of ...
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What, exactly, changed with the Cats update?

I've seen a ton of articles about Cats receiving an update shortly after release, and based on recent videos the release actually took place, but I can't find any actual changes more specific than the ...
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Was Jenna Fischer actually drunk for the Chili's scenes or was she just acting drunk?

In The Office - S2:E1, "The Dundies": Was Jenna Fischer actually drunk for the Chili's scenes? Or was she just acting drunk?
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Why was Sense8 made as a series and not a feature film?

I recently discovered that one of my favorite sci-fi feature films, Limitless got a continuation as a series. Then I discovered a new sci-fi topic in Sense8, which is a series. It was created by ...
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How does making TV in the UK traditionally work, as opposed to the American-originated showrunner model? [closed]

I've seen a lot of references to the idea that the showrunner model is a very new concept to the UK, starting to be tried in the early 2000s and reaching popularity from its reasonably successful use ...
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Was the homosexuality angle added in It Chapter Two after the “gay Pennywise” drama?

After Netflix accidentally categorised It Chapter One under "gay films", there was a big meme about Pennywise being gay and dating the Babadook, and he ended up part of gay pride. Was that the reason ...
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Meaning of “See the man”

The classic show Adam-12, like Jack Webb's other show Dragnet, was exactingly precise in its portrayal of the police, and of police procedure. Shaaron Claridge, who played the dispatcher, was an ...
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Where did Lucas get the money to finish Star Wars?

An interesting facet of the production of Star Wars (1977) is that it was very heavily edited; in fact, it even won an Academy award for editing. A lot of the original raw film was terrible, and the ...
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How were the gravity scenes filmed in the movie “Deep Impact”?

In the film Deep Impact the scenes where all the astronauts are inside the messiah spaceship seemed fairly realistic with gravity e.g. they moved slowly and floating etc. How did they film the ...
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How was the traffic scene filmed in the movie “Deep Impact”?

In the film Deep Impact there is a scene where they show people evacuating major cities with long highways full of traffic. How was this scene created?
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What happened to the BBC Atlantis TV Show?

This series was really interesting, but the Season Two finale left me expecting a new season. Later, I found that the TV show was stopped. So is there any possibility of season 3 release?
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Why is the Titans tower not T-shaped in the Titans TV show on DC Universe?

In the cartoons, the Titans Tower is T-shaped. In the DC Universe TV show Titans, it's just a normal building owned by Bruce Wayne. I understand that it's not always possible to translate everything ...
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Is the dynamic range (audio) of some movies way too high?

As the title implies, I tend to think the dynamic range of movies is too high. I often find myself scrambling to change the volume after listening at a previously acceptable level. Why would I want ...
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Why the highlighted outline in animated cartoons?

I've often seen in animated cartoons like Doraemon or any other anime that an object in the background that is about to move or do some movement is highlighted explicitly. Which makes it easy to ...
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When was the first adult film ever made?

I was curious if anyone happens to maybe know when the first adult porno video was made on record? I was wondering how that might come about and what was the idea backing it versus how it is now?
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Were the upside-down airplane passengers played by extras or by stunt people?

Typically in movies, most of the passengers on an airplane are played by extras. A few will be cast or costumed to be a "type", and some may have lines and get paid more, but most are just poorly-paid ...
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How much of a gamble was The Lord of the Rings trilogy? [closed]

It still feels astounding to me that a studio would green-light a 3 film fantasy series to be shot back to back, especially with a then relatively unproven producer-director in Peter Jackson. Of ...
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Why did Friends stop being produced

Although it ended more than 15 years ago, Friends is still my favorite show. I think many agree it is a very successful show that has brought laughter and joy to the audience, and money and fame for ...
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Did Alita make enough for a sequel? [closed]

Its budget according to google said it was 200 million. Worldwide in the box office it made over 400 million but I keep finding articles that say it may break even or even be a loss? How is that ...
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How do they shoot accident scenes in movies in public areas?

Recently I watched M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, there is a scene where Priyanka Jha is killed in a car accident: Looks like this scene was shot in public areas. In reality, people panic and may call ...
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Why are there so many versions of “Criminal:[country]”?

Netflix recently advertised a new criminal series called "Criminal: United Kingdom". The series is really minimalist - shot in two rooms (and a bit of corridor)*, 50 minutes long episodes - that show ...
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How do different directors work together on a single episode?

I know why there are several reasons for hiring different directors for different episodes. (Eg: some directors are better at action scenes and other at drama) But I wanna know how do they do it? ...
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Which people get paid in Million Dollar Listing?

The reality TV series Million Dollar Listing shows a lot of people: the main real estate agents agents that they negotiate with agents who come to their open houses real estate developers clients and ...
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Do they still use tiger roars in the 2019 “Lion King” movie?

In the original Lion King movie, the lion's roars (or at least Mufasa's) was not actually a lion's roar; it was a combination of other sounds. From the wikia: The roar that Mufasa roars offscreen ...
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On what story arc is the Swamp Thing based on?

On which story arc the Swamp Thing (2019) series on DC streaming based? It shows the story of Alec Holland but in the comics the story is different. So, what are the changes made for the series?
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Who is the guy on Abso Lutely Productions vanity card?

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are comedians with lots of shows on Adult Swim. Their production company is Abso Lutely Productions. Their shows often have a vanity card at the end of an episode. In ...
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Why did “Star Trek” shift, as a franchise, from being a NBC thing (1960s) to being first-run syndicated (and eventually UPN) in its revival?

I always wondered why a show associated with CBS these days, was originally on NBC, in its original 1960s Broadcast. And why TNG, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager ended up on syndicated (for the first two)...
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Shooting films silently and adding the sound afterwards

I read that some films were shot completely silent. The talking and sound was added afterwards. This allowed actors to speak in their own language (different for different actors) and the director to ...
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Did “Raiders of the Lost Ark” have a deleted scene with a Nazi soldier killing an hostage?

I have a faint recollection of reading that a scene was filmed for Raiders of the Lost Ark where a sympathetically portrayed German soldier was ordered to kill a hostage by his Nazi superior. This ...
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Why were movies shot on film shot at 24 frames per second?

Title says it all! Nowadays, everything is digital, frame rates vary and are displayed properly by media playback devices depending on need, requirement or desire. But back before quality digital ...
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Why do cars in movies set in earlier eras always look brand new?

Whenever I watch a movie or TV show set in an earlier era, all the cars look brand new. In fact, better than brand new; the paint is rich and deep, highly polished. They all look as though they ...
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How do comedy and news shows get access to so many clips from other networks' shows?

Watching a show like Last Week Tonight or any of the evening cable shows, I have often wondered how they get access to all the video clips they show (or montage). Are there video broadcast capture ...
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Why did they use CGI in this scene of “Hobbs & Shaw”?

At the end of Hobbs & Shaw in the scene with the downed helicopter in the rain, it seemed very obvious to me that Jason Statham's character was extremely CGI'd when he was giving his bit of ...
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Were Morgan Freeman's scenes filmed separately and spliced in later?

In "Now You See Me 2", most (all?) of the scenes with Morgan Freeman look like they were filmed separately with standings playing the other actors. This is especially obvious in the scenes involving ...
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Did silent film actors actually say their lines or did they simply improvise “dialogue” while being filmed?

Been watching some old Buster Keaton films. And—as is the case with silent films—there are title cards that convey setting, place and even show a few lines of dialogue that have been said by the ...
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Why did Hobbs & Shaw cut their action scene this way?

I went to the movies today to see the opening of "Hobbs & Shaw", a Fast & Furious production. I'm not going to go into details about the movie itself, just about the way some of its action ...
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Why is audio so often out of sync when the actors are filmed from behind?

I've noticed that in almost every TV show or movie I've ever seen, the audio does not sync up with the actor's jaw/mouth movements when the actor is being filmed from behind. It looks as if the actor ...
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Why is People's Court unavailable on streaming services and other media?

People's Court became my guilty pleasure a few years ago and I've been happily watching new episodes daily at lunch since. However, there are not nearly enough produced each year to keep up with my ...
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Why is the clapperboard tilted when shooting Sherlock scenes?

Netflix offers behind-the-scenes videos of the making of Sherlock on BBC. In those videos, at the start of a shot on set, the clapperboard is held level while the information is read aloud, and then ...
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What is the relationship between the theme songs in Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie) and Sherlock (BBC series)?

I've just started binge-watching the BBC series Sherlock. The first episode aired 7 months after the release of the movie Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. The theme songs for the movie and ...
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Political Consultants on The West Wing

Did 'The West Wing' use political consultants on the show much like procedural medical shows use doctors as consultants? Or was the politics depicted in the show all based on research and Aaron ...
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Real or fake arcade machine in the Foot Clan scene?

I can't find a screen cap or video clip of this scene for this VERY specific question, so bear with me. I was hoping perhaps someone had seen a "making of" the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie ...
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Identify this studio's logo or trademark [closed]

During the opening credits of a recent (circa 2019) movie², one of the studios in the queue¹ used a logo/trademark that reminded me of a Ishihara plate. Ishihara plates (aka pseudoisochromatic plates) ...
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Did the creators manipulate the animation frame rate for specific visual effects?

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a particularly richly animated film with an amazing variety of animation styles used to reflect the different universes its multiple spider characters come from. ...
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Why was “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” (1995) Filmed in Sydney, Australia?

I wonder why the 1995 Action Film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was Filmed in Sydney, Australia (standing in for Angel Grove, California). I mean, various Sydney Landmarks can be seen throughout the ...
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Why are American and British TV-series often so different in style? [closed]

I've noticed that American TV-series often use a lot more of dramatic narration and music, repetition of dialog and scenes, and a fast paced and energetic editing, while British TV-series have a ...
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Why do movie directors use brown tint on Mexico cities?

Here is the satirical meme about Mexico cities in movies: Movies like Traffic (2000), the plot took place in Mexico cities, also used brown tint a lot. Why do movie directors use brown tint in ...
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How are Reality Game Show commenting done? [duplicate]

in Reality Game Shows like Face Off, The Biggest Looser and Master Chef sometimes the contestants are commenting on what they are doing, something it's just a voice over and sometimes it's a cut away ...