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What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?

I believe it is due to its great acting and very memorable plot. I'm not aware of any widely-used cinematic techniques that were invented due to the film. When the film was initially released, it ...
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Why is the 'You talking to me' speech from the movie 'Taxi Driver' so famous?

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Have GoT's showrunners reacted to the poor reception of the final season?

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Why are Aamir Khan's movies so popular in China?

It just started with 3 Idiots' success in China's pirated market that made it into their top 12 list. And then they just captured the opportunity and released all of Aamir's later films in China which ...
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Why is the 'You talking to me' speech from the movie 'Taxi Driver' so famous?

Why is it famous? The delivery. You have to remember that this was entirely unscripted. It was the last week of shooting. They were filming some filler stuff. Scorsese just told DeNiro to just ...
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What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?

"Important"? I'm not sure it's really "important", but it's a great movie. It's a wonderfully crafted revenge story. And it's not a revenge you see coming. It's not obvious like "I Know What You ...
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Did Stephen King like Frank Darabont's ending of "The Mist"?

In a recent interview with Frank Darabont by Nick Schager for Yahoo Movies, Darabont first explains his reason for changing the ending: When I first read Steve’s [Stephen King] story back a zillion ...
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What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?

From IMDb's own explanation, the following explains how their rankings are determined How do you calculate the rank of movies and TV shows on the Top 250 Rated Charts? The following formula is used ...
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Why is the 'You talking to me' speech from the movie 'Taxi Driver' so famous?

That is a great question. I believe Marty McFly mimics De Niro's acting in back to the future 3, like you said "people either mimic Robert De Niro[...]". Besides the fact that the scene had some ...
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Can a B-movie movie get promoted due to high rating from audience?

The term "B movie", at least in modern movies, doesn't have any kind of official meaning. It's not a rating that gets applied to a movie by some organization, it's really just a "genre" of movie. ...
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Real world impact of The Blair Witch Project

Before when The Blair Witch Project was released, the marketing for the film was quite unique at the time. The hype surrounding the film was that it was real and based off a true story. It was ...
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Has a movie from a movie series ever been removed/retconned due to fan/general outcry?

Highlander 2 The 1991 theatrical release changed the backstory of the characters from being immortals of unknown origin to aliens from another planet. It was so poorly reviewed that in 1995 they ...
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Why is the 'You talking to me' speech from the movie 'Taxi Driver' so famous?

I think it is very clear. Let's see the scene If DeNiro was holding a gun when saying the line, it would mean that the other had an opportunity to realize how dangerous DeNiro was, surrender and ...
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What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?

What can be said about The Shawshank Redemption that has not been said before? The film speaks for itself with the amount of awards that it has been nominated for, and won. The film was released with ...
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Why was Æon Flux not pre-screened for critics?

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Why is the 'You talking to me' speech from the movie 'Taxi Driver' so famous?

What is the reason behind this dialogue being so famous: 'You talking to me'? The performance is iconic and memorable Robert De Niro is a legend in film and his works are more remembered than ...
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Is The Good Place inspired by Swedenborg as a state of spirit rather than a Place?

It may be one of several influences, but it is not the main or only influence, as the creator Michael Schur explains to The Hollywood Reporter, after doing extensive research, he quite because he ...
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Why is the "I coulda been a contender" line from On the Waterfront so famous?

It’s not so much the line itself, or even the words. It’s the way Marlon Brando says them, with all the regret anyone has ever felt about not achieving something they dreamed about. It’s that very ...
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Were the sex scenes in "The Handmaiden" perceived as inauthentic, e.g. by lesbian reviewers?

Here's one lesbian critic's perspective that finds it inauthentic. Obviously though, queer women aren't a monolith. One survey suggests tribadism (more commonly called scissoring), isn't ubiquitous, ...
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Has there ever been a sequel that has been scrapped and remade after release?

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What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?

One other thing that's mentioned but understated in the answers above is that it was written by Stephen King and released at a time when movies based on Stephen King movies were usually horror movies ...
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What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?

The movie garnering so much acclaim may be due to: The acting skills of the talented actors: Tim Robbins, and Morgan Freeman. Definitely the story is one of the strongest points in the movie. Where ...
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Have any participants ever apologized for their involvement in "Mazes and Monsters"?

It's hard to prove a negative, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say "No". I've looked up all the combinations of the cast and crew I can think of, and while I've found a lot of information from ...
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What was so scandalous about "Nightmare Alley" (1947)?

This is the 1940s and in this movie we have unmarried sex with a young woman and another woman admitting she sleeps around. The MC sleeps with both these women, off screen. There is a carnival geek ...
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Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?

James Cameron's original intention was to save the reveal (that the original Terminator is now a goodie) for the film. The studio's marketing team apparently spoke to him while the film was still in ...
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What are the controversies around the movie Elle?

"I understand that this is a highly feminist movie" On the contrary actually: In a vicious insult to all survivors of men’s sexual violence, the filmmakers have recast the perpetrator and his ...
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Is there an indication that the multiple "Clue" endings influenced it's box office reception?

It's impossible to point at a single thing and say this is why a movie bombed. In Clue's case, it was multiple things. To be fair, when Clue opened in theaters on Dec. 13, 1985, it was an unambiguous ...
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Have movies successfully defied pre-screening tests?

We need to clarify a few terms as there are different levels of "pre-screening". In most cases, the point of these screenings is to evaluate audience reaction to film elements, characters etc to ...
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Why is Coco considered so good?

This is going to be opinion-based, but I can give you The Coco Wikipedia's Page's inclusion of "critical responses". On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating ...
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