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How are scenes with cannabis plants shot? [duplicate]

Presumably, using real cannabis plants would be illegal, but creating huge numbers of fake plastic plants seems expensive, and while I'd imagine they get resold after a shoot, I've never heard of such ...
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Is the Bachelorette scripted?

I'm sure this applies to any and all reality tv shows but this came up for Season 13 of The Bachelorette. This started out as a discussion with co-workers to which I think logically I'm correct and ...
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Why did they pick World War I over World War II in Wonder Woman?

Wonder Woman in comics is associated with World War II not World War I, but in 2017's film Wonder Woman, it's set during World War I. What was the reason for this drastic change? Is it to avoid ...
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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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Were the soldiers unaware of the “Biggus Dickus” scene prior to filming?

A Facebook group about general trivia stated that the soldiers in the famous "Biggus Dickus" in Life of Brian were unaware of the jokes in the scene, and therefore their attempts to refrain from ...
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On Cupcake Wars, how do they get the winning cupcakes to the event?

At the end of each episode of Cupcake Wars, two teams have created elaborate decorative stands that support 1000 cupcakes each. The winning team has their decorative stand(s) and cupcakes brought to ...
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How are movies shot on film cut and edited nowadays?

Many movies are still shot on films. At the same time, computers can greatly facilitate editing. So I just wonder how the whole process is done. Is film digitized and edited on computers or is it ...
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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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Why did Filius Flitwick's appearance change after first two Harry Potter movies?

In the movie, Harry Potter and the philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Filius Flitwick the Charms professor's appearance is like this. But from the ...
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Why was Gigi Hadid uncredited for 10 episodes of Silent Witness when she appeared?

Looking at Gigi Hadid's IMDb page, I noticed she'd been in 10 episodes of Silent Witness (a BBC drama). Is it normal for a celebrity to make appearances like this uncredited? I know normally that ...
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Why there are no female nude scenes in satirical sex comedy film?

Orgazmo (1997) UNCUT is a comedy movie about porn shootings. But it doesn't contain female nude scenes (main thing is missing) but it contains male nude scenes. Why are there are no female nude ...
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The stuntman that died on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

There was a stuntman who dies on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: Ricardo Cornelius, 34, died on Dec. 3 from injuries sustained when a Hummer used in the film reportedly toppled and ...
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Difference between Digital Rights and Satellite Rights?

What is the difference between Digital Rights and Satellite Rights? Or are they the same? What are the factors affecting the average cost for them?
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How are harmless but potentially painful or undesirable scenes shot in medical TV shows? [duplicate]

I am using House MD as an example, but this is not specific to that show. There are scenes where patients get injected something, or they have blood taken, or they get a small cut when operated. ...
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What is the decision process behind making movies theatrical, television, or direct-to-video?

I recently learned that movies can be categorized into Theatrical Releases, Television Films, and Direct-to-Video Films. The wiki on DtV films hints at some motives (i.e, quality) as to why a movie ...
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Why was “The Most Terrible Time in my Life” filmed in Taiwan?

edit: I've just read that Silence (2016) was also filmed in Taiwan. A screen shot of the trailer of the film The Most Terrible Time of my Life (1993), (Japanese: Waga jinsei saiaku no toki, 我が人生最悪の時) ...
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Why is Universal allowed to open a theater?

As I understood Movie Production Companies are prohibited by law from owning any theaters. When the studios were forced to sell their theaters, the result was higher rental rates charged to ...
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Is the “low talker” actually talking or just mumbling nonsense?

In the classic "Puffy Shirt" episode of Seinfeld, Jerry accidentally promises "low talker" Leslie to wear her shirt design on The Today Show. Both in this episode and during her appearance in the ...
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What creates the “soap opera” look? Is it the same thing as HFR movies? [duplicate]

Soap operas have a distinctive look to them in terms of motion and feel. It's a bit difficult to describe. What exactly creates this look? I have heard it compared to High Frame Rate (HFR) films ...
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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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Why did three boys voice Wart in The Sword in the Stone?

Disney's 1963 film The Sword in the Stone famously used three boys to voice "Wart" (Arthur), leading to some obvious continuity errors as his voice keeps breaking and unbreaking. Why did they do this? ...
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Why does snow appear to go up in movies?

I have noticed in many movies, including Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven, that when snow is shown it often appears to behave differently to snow in real life going sideways or upwards. This can be ...
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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 the phone ring when receiver was being held by Morrie?

In the movie Goodfellas 1990 we see a scene where James (Rober Di Niro) holds Morris's neck by a telephone cable asking him to return his money. Few moments after this starts, the phone rings. How ...
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Children actors in R-Rated films [duplicate]

When a children appear in a movie that has a scene or two depicting sexuality (R rated material), is it the norm to let these children know what kind of movie they are participating in? Or are they ...
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At the Oscars, who decides where everyone sits?

The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is pretty large and has a lot of seats that are filled each year at the Oscar ceremony. But who gets invited and who determines where they sit? Are there rules or ...
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Which members of the production crew are responsible for the envelopes containing Oscar winners?

The mistaken announcement for best picture at the 2017 Oscar ceremony has already been declared the worst mistake in Oscar history. There has to be a certain system that is followed ensuring that ...
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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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How did they shoot the Black & White scenes in Jackie (2016)?

How did they shoot the Black & White scenes in Jackie (2016)? With the movie releasing in 2016, how did they accomplish the 1960s feel?
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Why doesn't the background scenery match with the face?

I was watching The Neverending Story, but I got stuck on this scene. In this scene where the boy is standing, the background doesn't match with his face. Why is this the case?
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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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What was the point of A Scanner Darkly being animated?

A Scanner Darkly, even though being animated, was given more like a live action look and was actually created by rotoscoping real actors. Why is that? Is there any financial or symbolic reason behind ...
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How can digital projectors play 35mm movies?

Here I saw a question with a user claiming that so many movies are still shot with 35MM analog film. Now if projectors at theaters became digital then how can digital projectors play these 35mm ...
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Why are movies still shot in 35mm? [duplicate]

Just now I watched Manchester By The Sea. The movie consists of razor sharp images because it was shot with Arri Alexa. Manchester By The Sea was released by Amazon Studios not a BIG production ...
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Why astronauts aren't wearing their spacesuits on Mars in The Invisible Enemy?

In The Invisible Enemy episode of The Outer Limits (1964) astronauts aren't wearing their spacesuits on Mars because it was shown that the atmosphere on Mars is breathable. They are at the beginning, ...
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What is the first major film that used drones?

I assume with the switch to digital film-making and light weight 4K or higher resolution cameras, shots that previously would have required a helicopter are now being done with drones at much lower ...
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Is the set the set, or a set of the set?

I the TV show Jane the Virgin Jane plans to get married in her house. Unfortunately due to the curse on her grandmother's boyfriend the house is damaged and it can't be fixed in time for her wedding. ...
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Why there are such big time gaps between airing the episodes of “Lucifer”?

The "Lucifer" series is definitely popular - you can see it not only in pretty high IMDB rating (9.3) but also in the fact that season 2 started playing barely 4 months after season 1 finished. Then ...
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Are the episodes of An Idiot Abroad out of order?

While watching An Idiot Abroad, in one episode Karl has a break down over riding a camel. A couple of episodes later her rides a different camel and seems relatively ok with it. This attitude seems ...
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What is meant when a show or film is called “dark”?

Sometimes the people involved in a TV Show or film refer to it being "dark". Example: "This next season is going to be much darker than the first" - often said by a showrunner or actor. Another ...
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Why did filmmakers need permission to film in black and white?

According to IMDb, Producer Mel Brooks needed to obtain permission to film The Elephant Man in black and white. This film was executive produced by Mel Brooks, who was responsible for hiring ...
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Why do actors often play their last scene on a movie on their first day of filming?

I am not even sure this is the case, but it did happen to Lena Headey in 300 and in this interview (9:30) Ethan Hawke and Keira Knightley agree that it is something that happens all the time, namely ...
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Were four actors initially cast for the role of Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus?

In the movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Tony, played by Heath Ledger in the real world, is played by three additional actors in the "alternate" world. These actors are: Johnny Depp, Jude ...
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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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Is “Ripley's Believe It or Not” mostly false?

The title seems to give it an out by not having to admit all it's stories are true. The skeptic in me thinks that some of the stories are knowingly false. Is there any info out there that says either ...
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Was Mr. Nobody a profitable investment?

According to IMDb, the budget of Mr. Nobody (2009) was $47 million. However the gross from opening weekend was only $1,612, second month $3,600, even worldwide the gross profit is low and it doesn't ...
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Why are movies still shot on film? [duplicate]

Many modern big budget films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Interstellar and even some TV shows such as Breaking Bad are still shot on film. Directors such as Christopher Nolan and Quentin ...
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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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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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Have movies successfully defied pre-screening tests?

In many cases movies have been altered after pre-screening tests. A notorious example is Little Shop of Horrors (1986). In the original ending, Audrey and Seymour are devoured and the plant takes ...