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Why do some Chinese shows avoid using real toponyms?

I can't find a definitive source, so this is a partial answer, but the short version is: Censorship. (well, that, and a combination of complications from translation/language) Yes, it is very common, ...
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Why was the production of the animated TV series "Invincible" suspended?

There were unspecified 'production problems' that delayed the second season, presumably because the show was more successful than Amazon thought it would be, and the second season attracted a larger ...
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How does Quentin Tarantino write dialog for a language he doesn't speak?

Specifically for Inglorious Basterds, Tom Tykwer and Nicholas Richard are credited for "German Dialogue Translation" and "French Dialogue Translation" respectively: Tom Tykwer is ...
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Where do the fragments at the end of Barbie come from?

Sourced from the film's cast and crew. Gerwig herself admits “sometimes these movies can have a quality of hegemonic capitalism” and she had to find ways to make the movie her own. She wove in ...
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Why was a body double for Fredo used in this scene?

Heck knows who the guy is, but as to why, Francis Ford Coppola said in the audio commentary: We, of course, didn't go to Las Vegas for the sequences in Las Vegas. These are second unit shots of signs ...
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Why was the production of the animated TV series "Invincible" suspended?

Apparently it was not suspended at all, but Season 2 will be broadcast in two halves of 4 episodes each: The first half of the season, consisting of four episodes, premiered on November 3, 2023, with ...
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How was Star Trek (original series) reformatted for 16:9 presentation?

I am not sure what you are talking about here: “There are HD digital remasters which fill a 16:9 HD frame.” According to this 2016 article from TrekMovie.com, the visual effects were done in 16:9, ...
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Do the series "Devs" and "Tales from the Loop" have any connection in terms of who worked on them?

In a word, no. There don't seem to be any significant production crossovers between Devs and Tales From the Loop. The sole individual who worked on both shows is Nick Roberts who did 'ADR Mixing' for ...
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Who was the intended audience for Dora and the Lost City of Gold?

The core audience for this film is the parents of female children aged approximately 8-14, with their children. The film's publicity people have this to say about their programme of activities; ...
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Why was the production of the animated TV series "Invincible" suspended?

While the answers here are good, they seem to ignore a lawsuit brought on by the Invincible comics colorist, William Crabtree for royalties. This info comes from a Hollywood Reporter article from ...
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Did Louis Gossett Jr. and Eddie Murphy break the fourth wall in this Season 8 SNL skit?

Assuming you mean the elevated position of the audience, then yes. A quick google search shows images of the Saturday Night Live studio with the elevated section.
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How would you credit people who gave writing suggestions but did not actually participate in writing?

A professional project should use the WGA guidelines, and an amateur one could read those guidelines for a better insight. Many professional writers will thank people (family, friends) for their help, ...
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Were these two actors in Bullet Train filmed separately?

OP: wondering if she filmed the scenes with Brad Pitt at the same time he was there. Most bts shots suggest that she was there at the same time. Not a lot to go on - the real answer could only be ...
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Does Friday the 13th have the highest box office to budget ratio?

There are a few 'freaks' in the film industry, where films were made on a shoestring as festival films, but then managed to secure a cinematic release. El Mariachi is the poster child for this. It had ...
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Does Friday the 13th have the highest box office to budget ratio?

Two questions there. At face value, Blair Witch is often cited with a good ratio, with production budget of 600k, box office of 250m; Mad Max budget about 250k, box office of 100m; Paranormal Activity ...
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Words or text rolling over the action in beginning of films

It's called (for the most iconic of all) Opening Crawl or Opening Scroll: As the name implies, this is a text scroll that passes over (or into) the screen, supplying all relevant information with ...
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To what extent did Crazy Rich Asians get subsidized by the Singaporian Government?

The film appears to have received a number of different government subsidies, largely in the form of "support" via the 'Film in Singapore Scheme' (which provided a significant rebate on ...
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Was Moon 44 shot at Ennis House or did they create a facsimile of it?

Ennis House was definitely used as a location shoot for the film Moon 44 (1990), according to film historian and artist Emanuel Röhss. It's mentioned several times in his seminal work on the use of ...
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What prevents contestants from collaboration with a planted buyer during the sale phase?

Several individuals that have taken part in the episode have blogged extensively about their experiences. In short; The individuals cast are already 'upcycling influencers' and 'flea market flipper ...
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Is episode S09E03 a comment on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's success at the awards?

Yes. In 2013, Charlie Day, who plays Charlie Kelly on IASIP, went on the Opie & Anthony Show and heavily implied that IASIP S09E03 “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” was a metaphor for ...
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