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It's traditional (but not required except in the military) for the US flag to be represented as flowing backwards as the person moves forwards. Think of the flag, not as a patch, but as a loose flag attached to the Soldier's arm like a flag pole. As the Soldier moves forward, the red and white stripes will flow to the back. This article explains it better ...


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For the rebels, it's same reason they wear long trench coats and mostly black clothes. It's a stylistic choice, that both sells the rebels image, that they fly against convention, and the cyber punk look from futuristic stories like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. When Morpheus meets Neo, he is wearing sunglasses, despite being inside a house during a ...


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The sunglasses for the main characters were designed by Richard Walker from Blinde Design. In this article in the Chicago Tribune Kevin Jones (curator of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles) talks about design choices in the production design: "What was interesting about those in 'The Matrix' is the way they ...


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This is one of the Adinkra Symbols denoting different concepts or aphorisms. It is called WAWA ABA, seed of the wawa tree. It is a symbol of hardiness, toughness and perseverance. From above linked page, The seed of the wawa tree is extremely hard. In Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to persevere ...


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This is tagged with the marvel-cinematic-universe tag, so I'm going to answer from that perspective. In roughly the order we were introduced to them; Films Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man. He created his first Iron Man suit when in captivity in Afghanistan. Since then, he has upgraded and tweaked the suit many, many times. Bruce Banner, AKA The Hulk. He has no ...


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In the related video game Enter The Matrix, it is implied that the sunglasses worn while in the Matrix are actually a heads-up display. You see a typed message from Sparx appearing character by character, superimposed on your view of the game. EDIT: I should emphasize that there is zero support for this idea in the movies, and it probably was invented by ...


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An eyeless mask might tip villains off that Daredevil is blind. This has at least 2 negative outcomes: It alerts them to certain physical vulnerablities that they can now exploit; They now know he's a young, built blind man, which might narrow the choices down and jeopardize his secret identity. It actually makes you wonder why he didn't have eyeholes ...


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Joseph P. Lucky was the art director for T2. George Costello was the art director for T1. However, the man most directly involved with the construction of the Terminator props was Stan Winston, and he is credited as Terminator 2's special makeup producer and T1's special terminator effects creator, at IMDB. “The first Terminator robot was made of a plastic ...


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Also, a more obvious answer is that the guy who made him the red costume didn't know he was blind, so assuming he could see, he made him a costume with eye holes.


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Not sure how reliable the site is, but Robocop Archive says: The outer shell of the RoboSuit (the armour) is constructed of fiberglass. The interior segments (the black bits) are a combination of high-impact plastics and foam rubber. ... while also saying that there are multiple versions of the suit. Altogether, seven complete robosuits were ...


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tl;dr: Most likely, the white uniform is meant to reflect a prisoner that has just gone through intake, while the orange jumpsuits represent high-security prisoners. This is a not-uncommon practice in US prison systems. In real US prisons, uniform policy is entirely up to the local or state prison system, but the system presented in Daredevil does have real-...


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I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this. ExecShirts.com (however famous they are) call it a Small Spread Collar: They say: The Small Spread Collar is another unique collar, it has very little spread with the collar halves coming almost straight down. The edges of the collar are rounded for a softer look. Their is a small space at the top ...


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The actors are/were wearing period appropriate clothing. A 3 piece suit was not uncommon when going to work or church. The suits were made from a variety of fabrics. Some fabric weights were meant for winter, others for summer. You will also notice that films from (and depicting) the 40's and 50's have adult women wearing dresses with hosiery (aka stockings)....


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Super Sentai They actually took the idea from the Supaidaman tokusatsu (Based on Spiderman) that started airing in 1978. They noticed that Supaidaman's spandex enabled better stunts, as Super Sentai is very acrobatics based. (Also, notice the male stunt doubles for female rangers curiosity) Spandex is a cheaper material, and it probably makes the stunt ...


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Now first of all, we have to take a look at the functionality of the costume (or rather suit), which obviously is the creation of a genius scientist and inventor. In fact Iron Man is pretty much the Marvel equivalent of Batman (though, less brooding and more self-centered, and with a war trauma as incentive instead of the loss of his parents), whose strength ...


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Lots of interesting answers, including the bullet points from the research you have already done. I like almost all of them. However I didn't see one that clearly gives the in-movie explanation. All of these answers are very good reasons to why the choice was made to have them wearing glasses, but in movie, its much simpler than that. Because they choose ...


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Many actresses are incredibly committed to their role, and will do whatever it takes to hone their craft and make their performance better and more genuine. Not only does it show more commitment, but it will likely help them to get into character as well. A lot of films with actresses getting their hair cut off in-film have it done when they're going ...


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Tony Stark is one of the most well developed characters not just in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in modern cinema today, and his relationship with his Iron Man suits is as fascinating as it is unhealthy. If you recall the events of Iron Man, you will remember that Tony Stark first designs his Iron Man suit (and later refines it) in order to escape ...


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El Indio doesn't give the piece to Manco. It's already his. In earlier scenes, you can see Manco wearing it. I imagine it's some sort of brace for the wrist to help with recoil, and also that it's the sign of a professional Gunman. If you look closely in the scene (Edit: I originally linked a video; it's no longer available) at about 2:06:10, you can see El ...


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They may face different fates, depending on multiple factors. Racked states, The answers aren’t as exciting as people want them to be, mainly because television shows and movies are businesses. They have accounting departments and detailed asset tracking. Costume departments don’t really have any say on what happens to the clothes; it’s ...


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Because it was winter. The white undershirt and thin-fabric top are both tank-tops. The leggings are to keep her legs warm in the cold. The two overcoats are mostly worn when she is outside. The red hoodie is a light-weight sweater-like fabric. Having grown up in a cold region near Lake Ontario with parents who wouldn't let you touch the thermostat, I can ...


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I wondered the exact same thing after I saw this movie. I knew that Melissa McCarthy went through a drastic weight loss recently and I thought that she may have had extra skin removed and she was just hiding that with those high neck scarves and turtlenecks. This is not the case. Melissa McCarthy envisioned this character and her wardrobe long ago and ...


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MTV exec Mina Lefevre explained It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly ...


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From GoT wiki: The TV series has curiously not chosen to show many of the rival kings during the war wearing crowns. Joffrey and even Renly had crowns, but Robb, Stannis, and Balon have never been shown with their crowns. In the novels, Stannis has a new crown made resembling a circle of metal flames around his head, in honor of the Lord of Light (...) ...


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From a 2015 interview by Drew Taylor with directors / writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck: Question: Can you talk about developing the look of "Frozen Fever"? It's kind of fun to see the kingdom with a springier color scheme. Chris Buck: We got a lot of our team back together to do the film, so our art director was back and we gave it that "...


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The production company owns most of the costumes unless it is something that the actors bring in. All costumes are retained by the production company. Some are later auctioned off and some generic costumes are sold, rented or reused. In fact most studio have a division that rents out costumes and props. It is a secondary source of money. They have large ...


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The ring on his right hand has various special powers; it functioned something like a sonic screwdriver, only before the sonic screwdriver entered the show. From Wikia: The Doctor wore the ring on the middle finger of his right hand in his first incarnation, but soon discarded it after his regeneration into his second incarnation, as it did not fit him ...


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In-universe answer: It's because Tommen killed himself and the queen is 'grieving'. Afterall, she did lose all three children. That's my understanding of it, anyway.


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