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Looking for the name of an animation technique (1930's–50's) which uses a rotating wheel to create a parallax effect

It's called "The Stereoptical Process". From the Wikipedia entry for Max Fleischer: "These color cartoons were often augmented with Fleischer's patented three-dimensional effects ...
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Is there a term for the trope where a character says something they should not know?

I would say the correct answer to this - which is amongst the examples in the comments (and in the updated question itself!), is I Never Said It Was Poison. From what the OP is asking, it is that the ...
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What is a porcupine driver (credits)?

The 'porcupine' is a camera rig that allows for 360-degree filming at speed. On the film London Has Fallen (2016), Nu Boyana came up came up with a device they call the ‘porcupine rig’. It’s a Mini ...
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Is there a specific name for the technique where several conversations of character A with characters B, C, and D are combined into one sequence?

This is tricky as I have not seen the movie you are referencing (just yet, I do plan to see it at some point) but I get the general gist of what you are asking). As always, my favorite source for this ...
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What's it called when a character replies to something said in the previous scene?

This is known in TVTropes as Two Scenes, One Dialogue A mode of exposition where the camera switches between two groups of people as they receive the same information. Lines of dialogue carry across ...
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What is it called when an actor plays themselves in a movie?

TVTropes calls it "As Himself" (though this of course can apply to male or female actors) This trope is when a real-life celebrity or famous figure is playing a fictionalized version of ...
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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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Industry name for Incongruities in a show

I have heard continuity errors as well as simply goofs.
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