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How do they film the mirror scenes in movies?
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There are several techniques when mirrors or reflective surfaces are involved in movies. One is simply to remove digitally the camera and the crew that could appear in the reflection. Sometimes this (...

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What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?
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The first lines of the movie: "Somebody asked me today... "Phil, if you could be anywhere, where would you like to be?" I said to him, "Probably right here." Elko, Nevada." In ...

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What would be the opposite of a MacGuffin?
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In screenwriting, the ideal situation is that always, anything shown in the screen has to be meaningful for the story or the characters. If its not, then it could simply be erased. In the case of the ...

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Where can I find scripts/screenplays/transcripts of movies and TV shows?
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Best articles ever, and scripts photocopied from the originals... http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/

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Is 'Birdman' the first movie to use the long take technique for events not occuring in real time?
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Even being told as real time stories, all of these movies (The Rope, Slacker and Birdman) had cuts in between scenes. In the case of Birdman, required a lot of preparation and choreography from the ...

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Why does the husband leave the family in The Others?
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I think we really don´t know where the husband went, and why he didn´t stay at home. Amenabar didn´t told us everything. That´s why the movie is so good. We get to know (later) that all the people ...

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Why don't they align actor & actress names with their photos in film posters?
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Its based on graphic design decisions: TEXT- We, as occidental people (mainly) read from left to right, so the main actors name is almost always in that order, or top to bottom. PHOTO- Visual ...

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Subconsciously influencing the audience with embedded single frames
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Many filmmakers make use of manipulation of the viewers atention, giving information subconsciously, to make them feel in certain ways. For example, this dream scene from The Exorcist (1973), using ...

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How are older movies post-converted to 3D?
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In cases like Titanic (1997), the re-release in 3D (2012) involved almost a year of work. Using the technique of rotoscoping and 3D software, they added "depth in layers" to the whole movie. A way of ...

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Is 'Prisoners' an anti-religious commentary?
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The title "Prisoners" has a relation with the characters own prisons, based on their own belief systems: religion, justice, family, obsessions. Doing what they think is right for them (not necesarily ...

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What does the scene during the ending represent?
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There are many anaylisis from The Shining. Almost all of them about the movie, but not that much about the book. As a way to understand it, the hotel in The Shining is another character. A kind of ...

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