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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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Do movie directors decide what poster to use for their movies?

Do directors have a voice in choosing movie posters, or is it always a producer or external choice? Even for different movie posters in different countries, do directors ever decide to use a specific ...
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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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Wachowski trademarks?

We all know the Wachowskis perfected the now famous Bullet Time in the movie The Matrix. We also know they are on the cusp with the technology they utilize. Are there any production/filming techniques ...
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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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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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Why is the Opening of The Good Fight playing so late?

I've been noticing in Season 2 of The Good Fight that the intro seems delayed. In I think Episode 7 of Season 2, the episode where at the end the opening didn't occur for 17 minutes into the episode ...
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How do they shoot the shotgun scene?

In the first episode of Mindhunter, the hostage negotiation unceremoniously ends when the hostage taker shoots himself in the face with a shotgun. This is a pretty realistic looking visual effect and ...
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What parameters are considered for deciding a movie's “close date”

On this page on boxofficemojo, There is a mention of a close date. I understand that this date is the cutoff date for counting box office sales but what parameters are considered for deciding this ...
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First movie to show All Persons Fictitious Disclaimer

I was reading this Wikipedia article about All Persons Fictitious Disclaimer. The disclaimer came as a result of a case filed by Princess Irina for the 1932 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Rasputin and the ...
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Judge Doom and the Wicked Witch of the West sound the same when they melt

At the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the villain Judge Doom gets to take his own medicine: he gets doused with the toon-destroying Dip that he'd produced for use on Toontown. The sound effect of ...
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Is episode S09E03 a comment on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's success at the awards?

In the 3rd episode of the 9th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" for the best bar. While the show is not particularly famous for referencing ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Are there union rules requiring stunt performers, and what does this mean for action stars who “do their own stunts”?

In an answer to this question, it is mentioned offhand: There are almost no "live shots" of this as it is technically a stunt and according to union rules ( at least in Hollywood) that requires a ...
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Was the Chai Sutta Chronicles season 2 retcon pre-planned or is it based on response to the prequel?

I recently watched TVF's Chai Sutta Chronicles S02E01, and they just retcon everything established in Chai Sutta Chronicles 2.0 Prequel - The Pursuit of Sadness. Now the prequel episode just made ...
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In Crashing, is that really Sarah Silverman's house?

Many elements of HBO's Crashing are authentic: Artie Lange is a New York comedian and we see him making his own jokes during stand up. Artie Lange has a podcast, and would talk with another New York ...
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Are the movies 'The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins' and 'Cloak and Dagger' connected somehow?

In 1984, both The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins starring Gary Coleman (TV movie) and Cloak and Dagger starring Dabney Coleman (theatrical release) came out. They have identical plots. In both, ...
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How much is scripted/choreographed in Grease?

There are many little things in the movie Grease that make me wonder what was choreographed, what was accidental, what was just left in to avoid doing a re-take, or what was left up to the performers ...
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Why weren't the police cars in their official colors?

Recently I watched the movie The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) and was intrigued by the location setting in Europe and especially Amsterdam. What I noticed as a local was that the pattern used on the ...
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Why does DCAU avoid the Speed Force?

Speed Force is an essential part of Flash mythos. Yet in DC Animated Universe (DCAU) they avoided it to major extent. Flash doesn't even have lightning effect when he runs and Speed Force wasn't named ...
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Does the Spongebob Movie have any Alternate Endings?

While undeniably and immaculate film, the Spongebob movie's final scene raises some questions. Spongebob and Patrick's moustaches gives them an invincible level of self confidence. I think we can all ...
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How did Rizzoli & Isles get the weight gain/loss “before” pictures?

In Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Episode 12,professor Rhonda Clark is drowned in her hot tub.In Season 5 episode 6,Judith Barnett is killed while exercising. Investigation reveals that Clark had ...
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What is the process for getting a movie remastered?

What is the general process for getting a movie remastered? I assume that first one has to find out what studio or production company has the original master prints and audio tracks. Hopefully the ...
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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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Production time between episodes of Back in Time For Dinner?

We've been following the Australian version of Back in Time for Dinner on the ABC, and got to wondering how much real time elapses over the season. Each decade/episode is obviously recorded over a ...
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When did the term wrangler start applying to things other than animals?

In movie credits, you will see wranglers of animals, such as horse wrangler, ant wrangler (Pi), tiger wrangler, etc. However, you will notice other things are wrangled, including children, ...
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What is the purpose of a film leader on a digital production?

I have a few internal production (draft) copies of some episodes of a TV show and have noticed that each has a film leader before the episode. The show is recorded and distributed purely on digital, ...
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What was 1969's La caduta degli dei (AKA The Damned) original language?

I'm trying to find out the original language version of Luchino Visconti's film La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung). Both Wikipedia and IMDB list it as "English, German", but I have seen the german ...
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What non-actor did the director Robert Bresson cast as the French king?

I read (in a New Yorker article, "Clio at the Multiplex," many years ago) that the French director Robert Bresson made a movie about Joan of Arc, cast with non-professional actors, called The Trial of ...
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Why does S06E08 feature so many guest stars?

The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "The Gang Gets a New Member" (S06E08) features three significantly famous actors/comedians in guest roles, that being Jason Sudeikis as former group ...
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What prevents contestants from collaboration with a planted buyer during the sale phase?

I'm watching the Flea Market Flip episode "The Flipping Unicorn", where a buyer picks up all the furniture from one team's side for a hefty profit, after the team spent quite a while not making much ...
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The future of “Almost Human”?

Almost Human is a sci-fi buddy cop/crime drama revolving a tough as bones, old school human cop his deadpan snarker almost human synthetic robot partner. Well rated, Fox decided to cancel it after a ...