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The overall answer is it can depend, but it's usually set by the movie theater. Unless the studio has requested an optimal volume range for a movie, the theater is free to set the volume at whatever level they want. Disney was fairly notorious for this when I was a projectionist (from 2007 to 2011). They would include a "guide card" for things like bulb ...


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The cash influx is pretty obvious, as these services have a subscription fee. Both services are releasing original movies and shows which are exclusively available in their platform. But what's the purpose? If Netflix has no original content, they have to pay for licensing for everything they have on display. But if they own the product (= Netflix ...


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The final of Muhteşem Yüzyıl (The Magnificent Century) is 157 minutes without commercials. The final episode is on Youtube and it is a historical fiction series according to Wikipedia. It is very common for Turkish TV series for 2 hours or more each episode. The final episode of each season even lasts longer. TV channels generally air a shortened version ...


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Former projectionist here, let me weigh in on what's happened in the last 7 to 8 years. A bit of background: I started working projectors for my local theater in February 2007, and my last night was in March 2011. I no longer work this position because they transitioned to being completely digital, and I was among the first cut as I was only in one or two ...


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The last episode of M*A*S*H, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" has a runtime of 121 minutes. See the Amazon product page for the DVD release of this single episode Related Wikipedia article.


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The site Box Office Mojo is a good resource. It gives domestic and foreign grosses. For instance, Saving Private Ryan grossed more abroad ($265,300,000) than here in the States ($216,540,909). The same is true with White House Down which grossed $73,103,784 in the US and $132,262,953 in foreign territories. A sixty million dollar difference is a ...


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To my surprise, I found answer in the Guinness book of world Records. There was a record for record-breaking single shot episode by Indian television series C.I.D. The story is interesting as the director put condition to channel that if he could break record for single shot episode, it should be telecast same way without any cuts and it was aired on Sunday,...


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In the UK it is very common for 'serious crime drama' to run at 90 mins - there are far too many shows to list. These, however all break the 90 minute barrier & are are all single story per episode crime dramas, not mini-series... BBC shows have the advantage over all others in that there are no adverts. Inspector Morse ran 33 episodes at between 98 – ...


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Interlacing Interlaced video is a technique for doubling the perceived frame rate of a video display without consuming extra bandwidth. The interlaced signal contains two fields of a video frame captured at two different times. TL; DR ...when you pause an interlaced video, it actually shows you two fields at once, each captured at slightly different ...


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Whilst there are some cinemas that still retain use of 35mm projectors, it's fair to say that these are only used for special events. Modern cinema, by which I mean the industry that distributes and exhibits mainstream content (so any new releases), are exclusively distributed in digital format. In early 2002, Hollywood sought to standardize this technology ...


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The difference is that 70mm film is, from a simple mathematical perspective, twice as big as 35mm film. 70mm film is shot horizontally in the frame where as 35mm is shot vertically. This gives directors a much larger canvas to shoot on, with increased resolution (up to 18k in some cases, compare that to 4k televisions that are just hitting the market), as ...


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The Slow Television phenomenon in Norway almost certainly takes the record here. They broadcast long uninterrupted shows, like a 7-hour train journey, or a yule log burning. The longest I can find on a quick perusal of the Wikipedia page was a 60-hour broadcast: On 28–30 November 2014, NRK aired the 60-hour Hymnal - cover to cover. The show depicted about ...


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In the US, Europe, Canada and other countries with nearly 100% literacy rates, dubbing vs subtitling is certainly a matter of preference. Subtitling allows the viewer to get a more exact translation of the dialogue but requires that the viewer read the text, potentially missing visual elements of the film. From TV Tropes: Subtitling has many advantages: ...


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It's basically a kind of stunt: The war thriller starring Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara was only screened at a single theatre, the Reel Cinema in Burnley, as part of promotions around its digital release. More information: But Man Down's unrelenting floppage was slightly exaggerated, its cinema takings (which reportedly equalled just ...


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These days, most all network TV stations receive media via satellite and either rebroadcast the programs live or record them for later use. Most stations use hard drive based media servers to store programs and movies and have software systems to manage playback for broadcast. Some content is sent to stations on hot-swappable hard drives. Resolution is ...


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The same question was asked to The Times of India and the answer by Jayant Mukherjee was: (emphasis added) The release of films in India follows the American style. There a film is released on Friday so that people can watch the film with their family during the work-free weekends (Saturday and Sunday) leading to good opening collection. So it's not an ...


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This mid-season break is called Hiatus and it's general purpose is to make the show run longer. However, some TV channels reserve episodes for airing during ratings sweeps while calculating their television advertising fees based on their programs' ratings during that period. From Screener TV (emphasis mine) As with most things in the television industry,...


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No. CBS knew that that Addams family, already established through cartoons, was readily primed for a TV adaptation, and decided to create a property out of it without the rights to its characters. When ABC found out this was going to happen, they readily greenlit a series for the actual Addams family to finally be translated onto the screen. If it weren't ...


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TL;DR While it varies from station to station, it is common to receive or ingest the footage by receiving on satellite and recording it for later usage. Where possible, the TV station will accept the media files from the production house or a distribution service directly. In this case, the media is usually in the MXF or MOV file formats. The resolution ...


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There are several orthogonal issues here: The physical size of the film the movie was shot on (the negative). The physical size of the film the movie is projected from (the print). How the frame is composed on that film, which is related to the aspect ratio. Some of the comments and other answers are conflating various aspects, which can cause more ...


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How do streaming services earn money? The one you mentioned Netflix and Amazon Prime don't have ad revenue. So they are dependent on subscription fees. Is it based exclusively on user memberships or are there other factors? There are other factors too. Take the case of Indian Amazon Prime exclusive show Baahubali: The Lost Legends which is now run on ...


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The gimmick in Gremlins 2: The New Batch with the projector is actually inspired by the film The Tingler which first introduced it. Apparently The Tingler was screened in theaters and in drive-ins. When the film went black, a voice warned: Ladies and gentlemen, please do not panic. But scream! Scream for your lives! The Tingler is loose in this theater! ...


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To distinguish between works with the same title and release date. In your case, to distinguish between Night Club, by Sergio Corbucci, and Night Club, by Michael Keusch. The same thing happens with Two Scoops, just check the search link. This is explained in their help page, as pointed out by user snow. If two films have the same title in the same year ...


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In general this is probably true "Independent" (see below) theaters (chains) are less likely (for economic reasons) to be able to switch to digital projection as is now required by current practice. The practice of projecting movies onto a screen via 35mm film reels is no longer the norm, as digital methods prove simpler and more versatile. As a result, ...


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The debate of dubbing vs subtitles is well discussed, including numerous studies and polls of movie goers. It's an opinion that is split by demographic, by country, by certain distributors. Essentially, it's down to the personal choice of the viewer - some people prefer the original experience in its original language with its original dialogue but with ...


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These are episodes that were shortened by the studios for syndication or a DVD release. In this particular case, Once More With Feeling was an extra long episode that ran 8 minutes longer than usual when it originally aired. It was later cut for syndication and subsequent airings with many bits missing, including the pterodactyle joke (you can see a ...


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Probably contractual If you click through the links to a similar story about Emma Watson we find this quote.. “Day-and-date releases minimise costs for a distributor,” says Andreas Wiseman, Screen International’s head of news. “They only need to pay for a campaign once rather than at different stages throughout the windowing process. The growth in these ...


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These results for a September week are not surprising - it's considered a dump month. From Wiki: dump months is a term used in the film community for the two periods of the year when there are lowered commercial and critical expectations for new major-studio releases. Audiences during these periods are smaller than the rest of the year, so no tentpole ...


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Based on this Quartz article, apparently an app Simpson's World from FXX should hopefully get all the shorts and thus will be available legally. Saftler said he is also working on acquiring the original Simpsons shorts that aired during Fox’s The Tracey Ullman Show back in the late ’80s. But considering the article is from 2014, there might not have ...


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Simply put it is because of the competition from other movies. There is also a page here with the exact same question and they arrive to the same conclusions: Fox isn't speaking out on why the sequel to Independence Day is shuffling to June. So let's take a look at what could be the reason. First off might be helmer Roland Emmerich, who is nowhere near ...


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