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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 struggled at the box office (it earned just $727,000 in its opening weekend). Despite this it received huge critical acclaim, garnered seven Oscar nominations ...


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Just to get the more superficial reason out of the way first, it's possible that those particular words got stuck in our heads and are now representative of this entire scene because they're repeated 4 times during his speech. Repetition simply drills certain things into our heads. But beyond that, I think this is mainly about emotional complexity and ...


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The site Box Office Mojo is a good resource. It gives domestic and foreign grosses. For instance, Saving Private Ryan grossed more abroad ($265,300,000) than here in the States ($216,540,909). The same is true with White House Down which grossed $73,103,784 in the US and $132,262,953 in foreign territories. A sixty million dollar difference is a ...


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No, they have not responded. After scanning several search platforms for several minutes I have concluded that no such interview exists, although they must be aware of the dislike. Some of the cast have responded and put out their opinion about the last season one of whom was Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) "The diversity of the fans and the passion they ...


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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 also made success due to relatability with Chinese audiences. Forbes covered it quite well: There was really no way to make money in China’s home video ...


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To me the brilliance of 2001 lies in that it's a perfect storm of brilliant individual parts. It has jaw-dropping cinematography and SFX (that holds its own even in this CGI rich era), an iconic soundtrack, amazing writing (HAL remains one of the most chilling adversaries in movie history), and an intentionally ambiguous ending. When you finish watching ...


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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 stand in front of the mirror and talk to himself. DeNiro, deep in his character, unleashed an inner view into the psyche of Travis, and it was instant gold. It'...


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"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 Did Last Summer" or "I Spit On Your Grave". You don't even see it coming until it happens. People love a good revenge story. People want to see the good guy ...


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For starters, it might help to think about some of the differences that we experience when viewing a single movie made from a single book: Appearance/attractiveness of characters. Especially for those characters to whom we're attracted, the change of blond hair to brown, or dark skin to light can be jarring. This is always going to happen because film ...


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From Wikipedia Kung Fu Panda was also well received in China. It made nearly 110 million Chinese Yuan by July 2, 2008, becoming the first animated film to make more than 100 million Yuan in Chinese box offices. The Chinese director Lu Chuan commented, "From a production standpoint, the movie is nearly perfect. Its American creators showed a very ...


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Book ending explanation: The movie is faithful to the book, although it intentionally lacks narration explaining what's going on. Unlike the book, the movie is an allegory to a number of things, and shouldn't be interpreted as being simply an adaptation of the book, but much more. It's an artistic approach to a scientific novel.


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There was actually originally supposed to be a voice-over in the ending, and for unknown reasons it was cut. The original script can be viewed here. Hopefully that helps you align the meaning of the visuals with the narrative in the book and in your mind.


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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 to calculate the Top Rated 250 titles. This formula provides a true 'Bayesian estimate', which takes into account the number of votes each title ...


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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 years ago [in 1980’s Dark Forces anthology], I thought, “Wow, that’s a great story,” but I thought that for a movie, it should have a more conclusive ...


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Like your second paragraph and your quote of Kubrick's own statement kind of answer the question already: there is explanation nor meaning for the movie. That is intended. You just may or must make up your own.


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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 humor to it and was well played by De Niro, it is an important scene for the understanding of Travis' mental condition. Have you noticed how he enjoys looking at ...


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Impossible to prove: but almost definitely. There is actually a precedent for this in cinema, known as 'The Castle Rock Rule'... despite the well circulated platitude that "No one sets out to make a bad Movie", Castle Rock Entertainment supposedly circulated a theory amongst their development squad that this was not actually the case. Supposedly, there are ...


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I always thought that the ending of 2001 was open in the following sense. The film narrates of two main steps in human evolution, both triggered by alien intervention using the monolith as an inductive device. The first occurred in the far past, where ape-like creatures were transformed into homo sapiens through an enhancement of their intelligence. We ...


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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. Originally, the term B-movie was used in much the same way as the B-side of a musical single record; the "B" movie was the "other half" of a double feature. The B ...


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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 indeed marketed as a real documentary and was one of the first found footage films out there. The producers even went as far as creating a website with additional ...


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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 reedited the movie for the 'Renegade Version' and completely removed any reference to them being aliens, along with other improvements.


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Firstly, the reason those movies didn't receive as wide a release as others has nothing to do with their respective genres: if we were to say Vampire movies and Alien Movies don't sell, how would we possibly explain the phenomenon's of Twilight and Transformers? The difference, as you may have noticed, is that the above are part of franchises, and as such ...


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Short answer: yes, provided you don't offend anyone. Longer answer: yes and/or no, depending on how you look at it. Firstly, I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned the language barrier with respect to international market size. The US is about 60% of the English-speaking world (by native speaker count), so it's a little surprising that ...


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Well, there is an alternate ending, which is available on the DVD release. From Kotaku.com (there is a video of the alternate ending on the site): In the theatrical version, Eddie has apparently managed to kick the brain-enhancing drug, although we're never entirely sure if he's grandstanding. After Robert De Niro threatens Cooper's new political ...


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I haven't read anything official that would point to this, but I do believe that the shift in Oliver's moral convictions was planned from the start. In the first season, Oliver's alter ego was called The Hood. The Hood had no qualms in killing people he thought deserved it. Come the second season and Oliver has a change of heart. One of the first things he ...


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Movies like Whiplash aren't striving for an accurate portrayal of life at a conservatory. I'm sure it tries to be accurate, but that's not it's main goal. It's a melodrama. Even so, some of my friends who are musicians says it gets music wrong. He's not my friend, but critic Richard Brody takes issue with it's depiction of jazz. Here's some of what he has ...


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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 plead for his life. As we are seeing, DeNiro is using the line without showing how ready he is to shot (not only he has a weapon, but also the contraption to hold ...


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I think @System Down has summed up all the imported points. Just to add something though, here is an interview from Time Magazine the shows co-creator, Mark Guggenheim, where he discussed the change of direction in Season 2 compared to Season 1: TIME: Were there different sorts of things you wanted to accomplish with Season 2 compared with Season 1? ...


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Life imitating art imitating life: "To protect and serve": LAPD cruisers were emblazoned with the department's motto: "To Protect and Serve". Because so many films and television shows are produced in LA, those shows and movies began to use the slogan on police cars onscreen. Because the slogan was so familiar from entertainment, other police ...


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