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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 ...


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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 a ...


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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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They were not influenced by Zimmer Michael Price and David Arnold answered this in an interview: How much of an influence was Hans Zimmer's score from the Sherlock Holmes movie? Regarding the film...I suppose it's not unusual to have a violin-led approach to the character of Sherlock. It's not unusual for composers to come up with a similar ...


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The song "The Best Man Lies" was included on The Friendly Indians' EP Tiny Badness, released in 2004. A version song was re-released as "I know, You know" in 2006 after it became popular as the show's theme song. Additional versions of the song were recorded for specific episodes of the show, sometimes using different performers.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From Interview with Stanley Kubrick regarding A Clockwork Orange by Philip Strick & Penelope Houston (Sight&Sound, Spring 1972): Question: To what extent do you rationalise a shot before setting it up? Kubrick: There are certain aspects of a film which can meaningfully be talked about, but photography and editing do not lend themselves to verbal ...


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You're thinking of New Line Cinema, but your instinct is spot-on! ;) According to film composer Michael Kamen's wikipedia page, New Line's corresponding theme is the opening segment of a track from Highlander. This information is not annotated, but Kamen remarks in an interview with Soundtrack Magazine in 2000, New Line is a company that I’ve ...


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This song got no particular name. They didn't actually write a song for the episode. Voice actor for J'onn J'onzz, Carl Lumbly, came up with what Martian lullaby sounds like. By the quote from Bruce Timm (emphasis mine), “Sure it borders on being a little too sugary in places; certainly we knew that J’onn singing in the episode would be too much. We ...


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Just to add to the accepted answer, nickels on the dime is a common expression in parts of North America (I have heard it used in Ontario and BC), indicating that you are getting ripped off in a deal. For example: "I got a loan, but the bank is taking nickels on the dime"


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According to TVTropes, it's a Regional Riff- or more specifically, an Egyptian riff. Here we're exploring Regional Riffs — and the musical instruments that seem inexorably linked as cues to locations. This is sort of the audio equivalent of the Foreign-Looking Font — a certain musical style is used because it resembles the actual music native to the ...


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The action of Moulin Rouge! takes place in 1899: In the year 1900, a British writer suffering from depression named Christian (Ewan McGregor) begins writing on his typewriter (...). He explains how one year earlier, he moved to the Montmartre district of Paris to become a writer among members of the area's Bohemian movement. Regarding the usage of ...


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Composer Hans Zimmer says in this video interview: It was really important for me to figure out how to find, like this banshee wail ... but it had to be feminine. After, you know, a hundred thousand experiments that all went wrong I suddently remembered this friend of mine, this cellist, Tina Guo, who, when you meet her, is ...


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In the director's commentary on the DVD, Spike Lee addresses this. Short version; he liked the song so he used it. When he was teaching film school, a student recommended the film Dil Se.., where the song is originally from. He simply really liked the song, and decided that he wanted to try to use it in a movie at some point. The specific orchestral ...


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One of my all-time favorites! Song changes from album (taken from multiple sources, as well as my own notes): "When the Tigers Broke Free" New song, edited into two sections strictly for the film, but would later be released as one continuous song. The song was released as a single in 1982 and was later included on the 2001 compilation Echoes: The Best of ...


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This is the track Evey Reborn from Dario Marianelli's soundtrack for 'V For Vendetta' (the recognizable part you've pointed out appears around 2:30). EDIT: A comment has raised an interesting point (but was deleted because it was posted as an answer); There is a possible link between these 2 films: Interstellar was released in the U.S. on Guy Fawkes Day (...


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INSIGHTS: Interview with W. G. Snuffy Walden: From the down beat of "The West Wing" theme it's a magnificent build and, for me, a perfect prelude to the show. The pilot has a longer version? Yes. For the pilot there was a 4 1/2-minute opening sequence that went into another 3 1/2-minute orchestral sequence. The first time I looked at it my jaw ...


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The name of the background score is called House of Black and White Skip forward to 2:57 for this particular track


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The song in question is an old jazz song called "Sweet Georgia Brown", in this case a version by Brother Bones. The Harlem Globetrotters, as far as I know, are the ones who first introduced the song into the basketball world. They would play Brother Bones' version of the song during their warm-ups, and it became associated with their whimsical style of play....


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