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Some interesting info can be found here. Basically, to summarize the article, Stallone discovered the company that produced the robot was using it as a tool to help autistic children. One of Stallone's children is autistic, so he became enamored with the robot and offered to write a part for it in the next Rocky movie. Apparently there was more scripted ...


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Why did Mel Brooks need to get permission to film in black and white? Because it would, in most studio executive's minds, make the movie less commercially viable. Who did he need to get permission from? Essentially, the studio..the company/people paying to make it. Financing is generally arranged through studios and production companies. The ...


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This is covered in the Firefly DVD commentary track. To get the wide shot they had to pull Alan Tudyk's chair back from the console/yoke and Alan Tudyk mimed as though he was still holding the yoke. Now if we look carefully, I believe that we will see Alan is not holding anything! Nobody noticed, we had to pull the chair back to get the shot and ...


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They don't know. They don't care. It doesn't matter what were the original colors. As the movie was filmed in black and white, the set, the costumes, even the makeup was designed to look good in black and white and not to have correct color. A famous example is the sets of the Addams Family which were built in pink, but the filming rendered them in grim ...


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They shoot Justice League without Henry Cavil's mustache, and after the shooting he signed in for MI6, which required his mustache so he grew a mustache. And that's when tragedy happened. Zack Snyder, Justice League's director, stepped down due to a family tragedy. In response, Joss Whedon stepped up to helm the film and also called for a few reshoots ($25 ...


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Does the White House schedule a day where film makers submit texts they want the acting president to say and possibly pay for it? Absolutely not Pretty much anything the President says in public is recorded on film. Editing real footage of presidential statement into movies is an old practise. It's just a matter of finding the right quote which, out of ...


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For writer-director Brad Bird, it all came down to story. “The thing is, many sequels are cash grabs,” Bird told reporters during a recent press event to promote Incredibles 2. “There’s a saying in the business that I can’t stand, where they go, ‘if you don’t make another one, you’re leaving money on the table.’ It’s like, money on the table is not what ...


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The reality is that these images are nearly universally added in post production. Creating a computer environment for a film that the actors can actually interact with is much more time intensive and expensive than just creating an animation of the screen. Even if they did so, it would be time consuming to have to reset the computer screen to clear out ...


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The premise of the question is false for a couple reasons: That's not snow in the Gladiator clip, it's ash from the acres upon acres of forest that has been set on fire to kick off the battle. As other answers have pointed out, snow (or ash, or other things that are light enough) can in real life blow sideways, upwards, or any other direction depending on ...


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To capitalize on the success of its predecessor. Even IMDb said the same in their trivia section: The movie is being released on November 13th, 2018 to capitalize on the release of 'Overlord', which premieres on November the 9th. Same applied for Operation Dunkirk (2017) too. And this is not a new thing, there is a category of such movies called ...


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To answer this, let's take a quick look at Merriam-Webster's definition of "art", specifically the section on synonyms: ART, SKILL, CUNNING, ARTIFICE, CRAFT mean the faculty of executing well what one has devised. If we look at the art of foleying—for this is what we're talking about—it's sort of interesting to note that it's always been at least as much a ...


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Wired actually has an article about this: ... To get the amazing '80s stuff, Reiss scoured eBay, flea markets, prop rentals, and estate sales in Georgia. (The series is set in suburban Indiana but shot in Atlanta.) Her budget for the season was around $220,000. ... Reiss has a warehouse full of props on the Isle of Man, but almost ...


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There is a wide variety of reasons as to why a movie might have alternate endings. The original ending tested poorly during screen tests: In this case the director had a specific ending that made it through production, but was received negatively by test audiences, forcing the studio to re-shoot the ending to better please the target audiences. An example ...


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'Movie snow' is made of several different things, each having a different weight & different purpose. If they'd really wanted it to fall straight downwards, they'd have used something heavier. I've seen sets dressed for snow and worked on scenes using it, but I don't know the full technical details, so I'm going to have to skirt the 'hard data' a bit. ...


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This is actually fairly common in close-up dialogue scenes and interviews. Even if more than one camera is available it may not be possible to get the angle you want without the second camera being in shot. The way it is done is that each scene is shot twice (at least) each time from a different angle usually with both actors delivering their full dialog. ...


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Producer Charles Roven felt that WW I held special meaning for Diana. Amazons are skilled in hand to hand combats. They are also used to the fact that fight is an honorable thing. But all of this was changed in World War I when automated arms were introduced and the armies were fighting with guns, bombs, rifles etc. It was no longer what would he call ...


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Because of his commitment for Mission: Impossible 6, he was not allowed to do so, from screenrant.com Mission: Impossible 6 director Christopher McQuarrie reveals why Henry Cavill can’t shave his mustache for the current Justice League reshoots. In a film that marks the return of several beloved franchise cast members – including Tom Cruise, Rebecca ...


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Late edit: While I was figuring this out the hard way, Paulie_D got the same info from the DVD commentary... I'll call it parallel thinking ;-) Between the first and second pic the camera has moved in towards the actor, but also across [camera right] & panned camera left. If you look at the only really distinctive markers on the console, the green/blue ...


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Television producer Lee Mendelson was already a few years into his collaboration with Peanuts creator Charles Schulz when he was faced with an unusual problem: How do you depict adults in an animated special for a comic strip that never features adults? Mendelson told Mashable, “We chose not to show the adult. So I asked our music director, ...


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It takes a couple of minutes to shave a head, so assuming nothing gets messed up when the initial cut with the shaver is made, any mistakes can just be edited around. If there is a significant mistake when the initial cut is made I assume filming could be stopped, hair could be patched and start the shave again - probably from a different spot. Where some ...


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I don't think Tarantino has ever explained, so all you'll find are attempts at an explanation, like this one: But after reading the script several times, I have come to the conclusion that Tarantino, whether he intended it or not, hit upon nonlinearity as the only way he could tell one particular storyline in the script, the tale which comprises the ...


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Christopher Nolan is, quite famously, aghast with 3D; which he perceives to be an industry forced as opposed to audience led technology... basically, its only around as a way for the film industry to make more money. Nolan is a great advocate of Film, and a great critic of the machinations of the film industry that are pushing for 3-D: "The question of 3-...


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The ending of The Incredibles was never meant as a pointer to a sequel. As Brad Bird — who wrote and directed the movie — told CinemaBlend: How did that Pixar adventure end? The family was leaving Dash's track meet, when suddenly, a former nemesis -- The Underminer (John Ratzenberger) -- bursts out of the pavement and declares war. But, in an exclusive ...


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This article is a very interesting read on nature documentaries. It seems that yes, generally, a nature documentary does at least some scripting first. For example, on the BBC's documentary series 'The Hunt': The Hunt took three years to film; the beautiful sequence of a blue whale eating krill took two years. The first year, the water was too murky for ...


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Christopher Nolan has repeatedly expressed his dislike for 3D based on various reasons: For example in an interview about Inception he expressed that while interesting, 3D isn't too relevant for a movie's effect: DEADLINE: Why didn’t you shoot in 3D which studios like Warner Bros have made a priority? NOLAN: We looked at shooting Inception in 3D and ...


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The short answer is: You've picked three of the most talented and, significantly, indulged directors in history (Stanley Kubrick, Terence Malick, Milos Forman) and asked "Why doesn't everyone work this way all the time?" Most filmmakers can't take a year to shoot, and artificial light is more consistent, and can be used in places where there isn't any ...


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It is usually decided by the academy. Generally, there are some traditional rules followed by the academy, most of which were established by Otto Spoerri. A few guidelines are (borrowed from Quora): The biggest stars sit in the first few rows. Those who are favored to win are seated on the aisle, so they don't have to climb over others to walk to the ...


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Peter Dinklage is a vegetarian. He has been a meatless eater since the age of 16. In all of the scenes that require him to be eating meat with his dear family in King’s Landing, Dinklage eats tofu or fake meats instead. Source 1 (emphasis mine) He quotes: "I wouldn't hurt a cat or a dog – or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn't ask someone else to ...


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From alienseries, the producer blamed it on availability: In 1986 Bobbie Wygant asked Aliens producer Gale Anne Hurd if Scott had turned down the opportunity to direct the sequel. “I’m not really sure,” Hurd answered. “I know that he was in post-production on Legend at the time we were in pre-production [on Aliens], so perhaps it was a result of his ...


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