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steelersquirrel's answer is spot on already, and this is partly retreading it but: A police officer sees a man armed with a pistol, spattered with blood, and sees a corpse in the hallway. Yet the cop and John simply exchange pleasantries, call each other by their first names, and... nothing happens. How does that not inform the viewer about the movie's ...


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This scene just proves even further the amount of respect (and a little fear) that the members of the community have for John Wick. Remember the scene where he drives his mustang around the airplane hangar? The guard at the gate just allows him to drive around in there whenever he pleases. It is basically an unspoken rule that the police know who he is ...


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Not sure if there is a term of art in Cinematography to refer to the suspense aspect, but the editing technique is a film transition called an L-Cut. An L Cut is an editing technique that results in a cut occurring at a different time for audio than for video. For example, we may hear characters' voices a few seconds before we see them on film. In order to ...


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The screenwriting term for what you describe is a "prelap". Prelap — Wikipedia Prelap is a screenwriting term that means the dialogue from the next scene precedes the cut, and the beginning of the dialogue is heard in the outgoing scene Prelaps can be of sound or dialogue, or anything non-visual, since a visual would indicate a direct cut to ...


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Richard has done a great job of explaining that it is more than one cut but I'd like to add why. The fact is that, even today, it's pretty much impossible to make a feature-length film in one cut... even with digital recording. In the 50s, it was even more limited. All films were shot on actual film and filmmakers had to work around the limited length of ...


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From How Film Composers Work: The film music composer: Meets with the director and movie producers, when the film has been shot and is being edited, to discuss music needs for the film. Takes part in a spotting session, in which the film composer, director and others watch the movie and decide where each segment of music should start and stop in ...


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As a filmmaker, I can provide some insight into this, however there are always going to be exceptions to the rule. In general, a film is scored after editing—a notable exception to this would be the specific use of a particular piece of established music, in which case the editor may well be asked to edit to the beats of that music. For a scored film,...


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Cross fades and pans are more common in (low budget) television for some reason, and even more common in home video—I have my theories about the causes, but that does not affect this question. View any quality movie and you'll see that almost every cut (99+%) is a classic straight cut. For extra effect, maybe there is a fade to black or fade from ...


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As Oliver has pointed out, the shot is not subliminal at all, as most people, (including myself when I first saw the film in 1985 as a 7 year old) clearly notice the extremely brief but overtly visible 'skull', through Vaders mask and helmet. Again, as has been pointed out in the comments section, the Emperors use of force lightning fries Vader to the ...


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As explained on the Xenopedia wikia: Eggmorphing was originally to be witnessed during the climax of Alien, when Ripley discovers Dallas and Brett cocooned in the Nostromo's hold, with Brett being transformed into an Egg. The entire sequence was cut as director Ridley Scott felt it slowed down the final act of the film. However, the scene did ...


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TV Tropes (obligatory warning - it's a massive time sink) calls this a Match Cut: A cut or dissolve that matches an object in the first shot with an object in the second shot. The objects must be similar in size and position within the shot. Can be used to add harmony and continuity to a sudden shift in time or place. The article lists the example you ...


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As per the Wikipedia article for Live Television: The unedited nature of live television can pose problems for television networks because of the potential for mishaps. To enforce the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, television networks often broadcast live programs on a slight broadcast delay to give them the ability to censor ...


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I think some older RVs had the ignition key on the left side. Probably to reduce clutter to the right of the driver, and give space to other controls. This is from a 1963 RV:


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Yes they did, from whatculture Remember that scene in Terminator 2 where Sarah Connor picks the lock in the mental asylum with paper clips? It was actually for real. Turns out Linda Hamilton was actually a skilled lock picker. Who knew? The scene made it into the UK cinematic cut of T2, but the BBFC was having none of it when it came to the movie'...


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Today's consumer video editing tools and software like Adobe Premier Pro have features which allow you to gray out all other colors except the ones that you want included by specifying a range of color values. A good example is here: Hence, I am sure they have shot the entire film in color and then did post processing to ...


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Why hasn't anything better replaced the slate? By better I mean a tool or a technique (an automated one perhaps) which works by itself without an assistance of a human? Something which can fullfil the same purpose of the slate (Cataloging and synchronization while editing). Because it's almost perfect. Movies aren't filmed in order so a human has to do ...


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There definitely are alternate edits for some TV shows, especially ones that tend to include cursing and other "naughty bits." Family Guy is a great example. Most of the edits are done by the production studio, but often the network that broadcasts the show will remove objectionable material or bleep words or phrases that the production house didn't think ...


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First fade to black: The fade to black for Farrier signifies that his story has ended. He gets captured and probably killed later, but that part isn't important for the story. What matters is what we saw in the film: that he became a hero at Dunkirk. Second cut to black: While initially jarring, the final scene with Tommy and Alex is a sort of epilogue ...


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John Wick's directors Chad Stahelski and Dave Leitch answered this question during an interview with Screen Junkies. (Creators of Honest Trailers) Screen Junkies: I've always been curious about [the cop scene]. Is he an assassin inside the police force? Is that just a friend of [John's] who is on the inside? Chad Stahelski: If you notice, in either ...


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This was a BBC-AMC production. The episodes ranged from 57-62 minutes in length, which would have run with no ads in the UK and which ran with approximately 30 minutes of ads in the US (a 2:1 ratio of program to ads being common in the US). A 45-minute cut provides a more reasonable program to advertising ratio (3:1) for sale in other markets. Some re-...


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This is only peripherally my area of expertise in a previous occupation; that said, let's use film as an example: Film editing is taking already-shot footage and cutting some out, cutting some together, etc. This is clearly an oversimplification but just as an analogy. With sound editing it's a similar process in that the sound has been recorded and the ...


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This is basically misleading parallel editing (also known as cross-cutting, though some people make a distinction between these two terms). Parallel editing is a technique whereby cutting occurs between two or more related actions occurring at the same time in two separate locations or different points in time. This is often used to evoke suspense or, in ...


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Movies don't always show events happening in real time. To avoid a 5 seconds scene of the zombie walking around the house to the point where our characters stood, directors sometimes cut it out and just show the crucial moments. It is implied that the characters managed to, somehow, hide (and not showing how they did it can help making the reveal more ...


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In this AMA session, a former contestant revealed that the whole weigh-in session takes a very long time, with multiple parts being redone. He couldn't reveal too much detail as he was legally obligated not to. An interesting part that he did reveal was that they were trained to always speak in the present tense during interviews. So my educated guess given ...


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You were right to feel that something is off: The scenes were in a different (and maybe more logical) order in the original script. However, I'll try to prove that the chain of events that's depicted in the film is, at the very least, plausible, and that some of the problem stems from a few misconceptions you had. What was the scene order in the script? 1....


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From the Wikipedia article on South Park: When the show began using computers, the cardboard cutouts were scanned and re-drawn with CorelDRAW, then imported into PowerAnimator, which was used with SGI workstations to animate the characters. The workstations were linked to a 54-processor render farm that could render 10 to 15 shots an hour. ...


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I've edited and mixed music recordings. Editing is first, mixing is last. With music, editing is done when creating master tracks. Say I have five takes or versions of a singer singing a song. I'll take the best parts of the various tracks / versions and edit them down to one master vocal track. I've even taken multiple keyboard tracks and note by note ...


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I don't know if it was ever included in a print of the film, but I found a "documentary" that played on Nick at Nite on YouTube that is exactly the footage you are describing:


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Poor editing or a continuity mistake... Seems like opinions differ. I guess depending on what happens in the off-screen moments... both are possible. That being said, there's several continuity mistakes in the movie, so it may very well be the case with this as well. Firstly: Continuity mistake. IMDB has this under their 'Goofs' section. Goofs ...


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