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The overall answer is it can depend, but it's usually set by the movie theater. Unless the studio has requested an optimal volume range for a movie, the theater is free to set the volume at whatever level they want. Disney was fairly notorious for this when I was a projectionist (from 2007 to 2011). They would include a "guide card" for things like bulb ...


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The line is I wasn't born this morning, eighteen would be just fine. Why not just go ahead and ask for nickels on the dime? Both "nickels" and "dimes" are common names for coins in the US, 5 cent coins and 10 cent coins respectively. It probably scans better for the writer than 50 cents on the dollar. The expression means paying or receiving less ...


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Carpenter found he was way too busy with filming The Thing (mostly due to the location shoot but also the post-production) and passed the duties off to someone else. He also stated that he really wanted to work with Morricone as he was a big fan. As for why the soundtrack sounded much like his own, Morricone said he wanted to make it feel like it was a John ...


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The song you are talking about was the theme tune of the TV series Mission: Impossible (1966–1973). It returned to television for two seasons from 1988 to 1990. Original theme From YouTube: The Mission Impossible movie is based on the TV series. In 1996, the theme was remade by U2 members Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr....


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Money. In this case Time which equals money. The vast majority of TV content is still provided by TV networks who make their income from ads. Every second not devoted to actual content is a second they can't sell. Now, the credits in TV are usually down to union rules/contracts and what can be negotiated by the producers. Chuck Lorre is famous for having ...


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In an 1998 interview with Ian Lace, John Williams explained "In this spirit, the idea to incorporate When You Wish Upon A Star was Spielberg's. I think for him, it had something to do with the innocence of childhood and Walt Disney's music, especially Pinocchio, that we all loved as children. He wanted to attach that childhood innocence to a feeling of ...


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According to TV Series Finale, there was a stipulation in Tina "Ginger, the movie star" Louise's contract stating that she was to be the last person billed in the opening credits. After Louise's contract was signed, the parts now known as "Mary Ann" and "The Professor" were recast to Dawn Wells and Russell Johnson respectively. This casting change, ...


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This diagram is based on Edward Tufte's third book called Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative It is the first visually diagam how rock music has evolved over the last 50 years. Original link for image This poster is $39 for an “archival paper” print, but it only goes up to 1978. The contents of the School of Rock blackboard ...


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From the wikipedia page on Foley Artists. Foley artists look to recreate the realistic ambient sounds that the film portrays. The props and sets of a film do not react the same way acoustically as their real life counterparts. Foley sounds are used to enhance the auditory experience of the movie. Foley can also be used to cover up unwanted sounds captured ...


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This might be a bit broad [but answerable in a broad sense], and I have no documentary evidence to back things up, but my qualification for this is I am a (retired) professional sound engineer, who now works in the movie industry... Back in the old "Singin' in the Rain" days, the music would be completed first and the actor would lip-sync to a playback on ...


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A soundtrack can often include complementary popular music and may not be original to the movie. Soundtracks can also offer a complete experience when played separately from the film and some songs from it may not even be present within the film at all! A score, on the other hand, is usually non-diegetic music that compliments what is seen on screen. Film ...


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I believe that the cast did in fact sing all of the songs in the movie. Some are even professional a capella singers. From People's Choice Everyone in the films who plays a singing part had to sing a full song for their audition. Any time protagonist Beca, played by Anna Kendrick, was singing alone, she was singing live on set. Kelley Jackle, ...


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They are similar, since the intro and show music for Breaking Bad has a heavy southwest influence (according to the composer), and the music for Firefly... well, it's made for a western in space so there's going to be that heavy southwest influence as well. However... The Intro to Breaking Bad was written by Dave Porter and doesn't really have a title. ...


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The main reason is really cost, plus you can get far better results in a Foley stage. Recording sounds live is very expensive and difficult to get each of the sounds independently so that they can be properly mixed later. Say that you want to record the sounds you describe live where there are footsteps and a door shutting. You would have to record two ...


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From How Film Composers Work: The film music composer: Meets with the director and movie producers, when the film has been shot and is being edited, to discuss music needs for the film. Takes part in a spotting session, in which the film composer, director and others watch the movie and decide where each segment of music should start and stop in ...


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It's not a by-product of the Dolby encoding process, although Dolby does allow greater dynamic range. Sound engineers employ a technique called "dynamic range compression" to reduce the difference between the loudest and softest sounds in a recording. Use of compression is much more pronounced and widespread today than it was in the past, which explains ...


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For me, the scene where Joyce Byers sees the monster for the first time, coming out of the wall in Will's bedroom and runs away from her house, explains it. At that moment she is both devastated by Will's disappearance and terrified of what had just happened in her house. When she gets to the car and manages to start the engine, the radio turns on playing "...


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The movie is an adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play of the same name, which suffers from the same criticism of historical accuracy. I can't find any references to hand, but I imagine that Shaffer was using the historical setting to stage a story of artistic genius and professional rivalry that makes such a good story, and that accuracy was somewhat secondary....


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I believe Midnight in Paris (2011) had an overture, if I remember correctly. Wikipedia has a nice list of films containing overtures, including a post-1970 section. I can't imagine that it's completely exhaustive, so I'm sure that there are films with overtures missing from the list. But the short answer to your question is no - The Black Hole was not the ...


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Yes, both of them did their own singing for the movie. Ewan McGregor is quoted in this MTV article talking about the pressure that he felt, as it was more singing than he had done previously for parts, and touching on some of the singing training that they did specifically for the movie, and this excerpt from Nicole Kidman pays tribute to how she felt about ...


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The relative volume (this piece of dialogue is louder/quieter than that sound effect) is determined by the producers and part of the film (or digital video). The absolute volume (this is how high we crank the speakers) is decided by the theater. When I worked at a theater, we had special showings intended for parents/caretakers with young children/babies ...


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Jinx is also a children's game, when 2 people say the same thing at the same time: When I was in school, if two people said the same thing at the same time you hurried to say "jinx" first - whoever lost wasn't supposed to talk until someone said their name. A bystander could also say it, and both of the people involved would be caught. I learned from a ...


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From The Huffington Post who interviewed Joe Wright, the director: One of the most memorable scenes in 'Pan', Joe Wright’s lavish Peter Pan prequel is when young Londoner Peter is first transported to Neverland, and encounters Blackbeard, an out-of-control Hugh Jackman, tyrannising thousands of pirates to mine for fairy dust. All this is ...


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I would point you to the Wikipedia page for this song which reads: "Venom – Music from the Motion Picture", more commonly known as simply "Venom", is a song by American rapper Eminem, written for the soundtrack of the 2018 film of the same name and featured in his album Kamikaze. (emphasis mine) As far as which was released first, the same page has the ...


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Just before the episode ends we see Walt drinking in defeat. His life in meaningless with no friends and no family left. He no longer has a purpose in life and he has called the police and is waiting for them to come and arrest him. Then he sees his former Grey Matter partners on TV and they are belittling his past accomplishments. One of Walt's most ...


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Here you go: http://rock.co.za/files/thewall.html Complete with a listing of the differences in lyrics. The Wall Movie Wikipedia Page also has a summary of all the major differences. In summary, The Wall movie removed "Hey You" and "The Show Must Go On". An IMDB FAQ page discusses why here. It states: A sequence was actually shot for "Hey You," but ...


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What you're looking for is called diegetic music, or more colloquially Source Music. Switching back and forth in a single scene is called a "diegetic switch", or "cross-over diegetic music". TVTropes has other terms for various incarnations of this, some of which are probably "official" and others probably invented by the site's community, e.g.: '...


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The typical big budget movie has 50–150 people standing just outside but close to the shot: actors not in the shot stand ins stunt performers extras cinematographer, camera crew, dolly crew script supervision lighting crew, grips, electricians, light controller hair and makeup wardrobe and assistants props greenery set supervisor continuity capturing ...


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The song was created when the film was made, but cut for the initial theatrical release. However, it was added in later for some IMAX and home video releases, mainly due to the song being included in the live Broadway production of The Lion King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_lion_king#Soundtrack


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