theMayer
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How does Regal's RPX format compare with IMAX?
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I think it's understandable that this would be confusing. Hopefully we can get it sorted out here. Exhibitor-Branded Premium Large Formats Regal's RPX is what the industry refers to as a "premium ...

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How do streaming services earn money?
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Your question deals with "earning money", which by this, I will assume you mean "how do they profit?" - I'll deal with Netflix here, since it's a lot harder to figure out Amazon based on the different ...

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Red Sparrow shower scene
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4 votes

No; later in the movie her uncle (if I remember correctly) laughed and said she broke the girl’s jaw.

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History of show times prior to release date
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4 votes

Yes, it has. You may remember a few years back, there was a shooting at a midnight show of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. The industry was shaken by this black swan event, and there were ...

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Showing Old Movies in Theater
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Professional cinemas license films directly from the major Hollywood studios. The studios, as owners of the intellectual property, directly control which licenses they make available for which of ...

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Who decides precisely when a film will be released?
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For a major studio, there is likely no single individual who makes the call - not even the CEO, who is ultimately responsible to a board of directors. For the most part, a studio is going to look at ...

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Are some films filmed with a larger frame than all cropped versions?
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So, I think there is an important clarification that needs to be made about aspect ratios and movies. First, home exhibition and the 4:3 aspect ratio never influenced movie production and exhibition. ...

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What's usually the effective visual resolution of typical Hollywood Movies?
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Apparent visual quality in a movie is a function of several things coming together. Resolution is part of the story, but it isn't the whole part - or even really a big piece of it. Digital Production:...

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Why aren't UK cinema listings available more than a week in advance?
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Assuming the business works the same in the UK as it does in the US, it simply isn't a priority to worry about the schedule 2-3 weeks out. First, release dates change. Yes, this may sound surprising, ...

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Why did Elwood trade a Cadillac for a microphone?
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I think this is a bit of well-written setup dialog for the scene that comes immediately after the dialog in question: Jake: Well, thank you, pal. The day I get out of prison, my own brother picks ...

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Is it realistic to live in a motel (a la "The Florida Project")?
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The Magic Castle in Kissimmee is a real place, and their rates are real cheap for the Orlando area. Is it plausible that someone would choose to live in the hotel (if the management was willing)? ...

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Why do movies sometimes come out on Wednesdays?
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Studios can choose to release a movie any day of the week. However, movie attendance is a crowd phenomenon. An important part of the moviegoing experience is watching the show in a theater full of ...

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What is the bit-depth of a movie played in the movie theater?
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While corner-cases do exist, the theatrical distribution standard color depth is 4:4:4 12-bit and the standard color space is DCI XYZ. This is independent of resolution (most films are shown at 2K ...

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How could a projectionist destroy an old black and white film accidentally?
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Lighting it on fire would be one option, but certainly a dramatic option! I'm not sure how much of a "splash" you'd be trying to make. Other ways to ruin film come to mind: Spill a drink (maybe a ...

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Which is technically visually of higher quality - 70mm without IMAX or IMAX without 70mm?
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Film cannot compete with digital projection. As I've mentioned in other answers, "resolution" does not equal "quality." There are many things that go into a viewing experience which ultimately affect ...

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