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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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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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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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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 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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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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How did they make Yogurt so short?

In the marvelous film "Space Balls" Director and Actor Mel Brooks played multiple characters. One of these characters was Yogurt, a poor man's Yoda. How did they make Yogurt so short, compared to Mel ...
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How many face expressions did Kubo have?

Since Kubo and the Two Strings was a stop-motion animated film based on the physical elements, approximately how many face expressions they had to 3D print for the main character? Related video.
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In dubbed films, what language is spoken if the character says something in the dubbed language?

For example, German and French is spoken a lot in Inglorious Basterds. In the German and French dubbed version of those films, what language would be spoken in those scenes?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 were movies in the past produced at a faster pace than modern movies?

In the past movies were produced pretty fast. For example Charlie Chaplin made about 5-10 movies a year, often being actor, director and producer in one person. Today a movie often takes many months ...
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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are two such similar movies being made at the same time?

Everybody perhaps knows of Jon Favreau's movie The Jungle Book which is going to be released in 2016. But quite recently I learned (and to my utter surprise) that another Jungle book movie is coming ...
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How does a new TV series ensures that its actors will be available for the future? [closed]

As I understand it, a new TV series sometimes goes like this: A pilot episode is produced, the network airs it or test-runs it, and the network decides whether to contract more episodes for a ...
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In which ways did J.K. Rowling regulate the Harry Potter films?

Because all Harry Potter films had to be exclusively casted with actors from United Kingdom, the locale of the series, Rowling clearly had creative control and has also served as executive producer. ...
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How much control does the author have over the movie?

I was watching the movie "The Princess Diaries" recently and it got me wondering how much control does the author have over the movie adaptation ? The movie and the books digress on the most pivotal ...
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How do TV shows with live audience manage special effect scenes?

Many sitcoms are recorded in front of a live audience who provide the laughter track. Now this is simple enough in most scenes. But some scenes require added special effects. For example the dinner ...
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How much to see the final recording of Friends? [closed]

With The Big Bang Theory having ended recently, I wondered about other enduring TV shows that have featured a live audience. It occurred to me that the final recording of Friends, the filming of The ...
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Why are they avoiding showing Arys Oakheart's face?

Game of Thrones edited out a lot of characters/stories from books like Lady Stoneheart (which is discussed here) and even shortened the stories of a few characters like Cold Hands (which is further ...
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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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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 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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Is it true that Jodorowsky killed all the lambs himself for the crucifixion procession in The Holy Mountain?

I heard this story through oral tradition (an artist friend and Jodorowsky expert related the tale to me.) Essentially, the story goes, no one wanted to slaughter all of the lambs necessary for the ...

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