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Why do lights have a streaky flicker in some movies?

The question detail added since I wrote this pretty much eliminates my early theories. I've now split the original answer out below what is still mainly guesswork. If you examine this sequence frame ...
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Why do lights have a streaky flicker in some movies?

There is a lot going on in this clip, and while I cannot claim to offer a definitive answer, I would like to add some observations. (Edited) I originally noted that the flickering in the GIF was not ...
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