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Is the loudness of a movie in the theater set by the theater or by the publisher/studio?

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 ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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What is the longest aired episode of a TV series?

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 ...
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What is the longest aired episode of a TV series?

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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Why are paused frames of DVDs blurry?

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 ...
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What is the longest aired episode of a TV series?

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 ...
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What is the longest aired episode of a TV series?

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 ...
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What is the longest aired episode of a TV series?

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 ...
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Why distribute a film to a single theatre?

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 ...
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What media format do TV stations use?

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 ...
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Why do broadcasters have a mid-season break in TV season?

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 ...
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Why are movies released only on Friday in India?

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 ...
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What media format do TV stations use?

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 ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Is The Ethel Waters Show lost media?

I approached this from the opposite direction. Rather than trying to find if one specific broadcast survived, I instead looked for the earliest method of recording a live broadcast. Other than some ...
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Are there "fewer independent theaters than ever"?

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 ...
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What do film dates with Roman numerals after the year mean on IMDB?

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 ...
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Why are there lines missing from the Netflix versions of Buffy?

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 ...
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Why were The Matrix 2 and The Matrix 3 released in the same year?

The Matrix 2 and The Matrix 3 were filmed together (or "back to back"). Prior to the filming of The Matrix 2 and The Matrix 3, this was a pretty uncommon practice but did occur. In recent ...
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Why distribute a film to a single theatre?

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 ...
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How are digital movies sent to a movie theater?

Some snippets of a slightly older (2012) but still accurate article at the Film Journal International: First and foremost, the DCP [Digital Cinema Package] is a file format and collection of digital ...
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Why is Independence Day: Resurgence not released on July 4th?

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 ...
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Is the loudness of a movie in the theater set by the theater or by the publisher/studio?

The relative volume (this piece of dialogue is louder/quieter than that sound effect) is determined by the producers and part of the film (or digital video). The absolute volume (this is how high we ...
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Movies for visually impaired

They're called Audio Described Movies. Currently, the biggest distributors are: Disney Companies (Pixar / Touchstone / Buena Vista / ABC / Marvel) Fox Paramount Sony / Columbia / Screen Gems ...
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Have the Tracey Ullman episodes of The Simpsons been officially released since their original air date?

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 ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

Netflix has a subscription fee and has more than 110 million subscribers worldwide. This resulted in more than 11 billion USB revenue and about 4 billion USD gross profit in 2017. Prime has a ...
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How do movie channels get movies to be in HD if they've not been released on an HD source?

Taking Christine as an example the original film format was 35mm which is, essentially, better than HD quality. Film is analog so there are no real "pixels." However, based on converted ...
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Why distribute a film to a single theatre?

Films must have a cinematic release in order for the producers to recieve the full available production offset tax credits. Distributors know the rort and offer these box-tick releases at a ...
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How does Regal's RPX format compare with IMAX?

I think it's understandable that this would be confusing. Hopefully we can get it sorted out here. Exhibitor-Branded Premium Large Formats Regal's RPX is what the industry refers to as a "premium ...
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