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It's helpful to consider in context of the time. Rationings were in effect in WWII England, and Turkish Delights were a particular delicacy that was popular at the time and hard to come by. Also consider that food in general was less sugar packed than many of the options we have today, so many foods at the time that we might consider "disappointing" would ...


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You can remove these scenes or shrink them and still get the same movie No, you can't. The pacing and mood of the movie depend on scenes having the right pace and structure. These scene contribute exactly what they're supposed to: they help maintain and set a mood. They frame the characters behavior and personae. They establish the norm for the scenarios ...


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There is a deleted scene where he is shown going to the station each year, but the Cylons never show up. The passage of time is shown by him aging each time...when they didn't include most of this, they were left with the scene with the age made-up actor.


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The goal was to evoke fantasy, not science fiction. Placing it in the dim and distant past freed Lucas up to create a visual and sound palette that was unique, without incurring the ire of 'hard-science-fiction' fans. RS: You firmly establish that at the beginning of Star Wars with the words: “A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Lucas: ...


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The job of the director is to make the viewer truly feel the characters' situation. I believe he did that, and quite masterfully too. The truth is - space exploration is slow, brain meltingly slow ...there's really not much to do for most of the time. After a while, there's nothing to talk about other than petty operational concerns. The crew just drudge ...


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This was addressed in one of the rare interviews that the Wachowskis gave in order to promote the film. In short, the poverty of difference in the outfits and the duplication of the characters are down to laziness on the part of the (in-universe) designer of the training program, Mouse. Since the program is over within seconds, it's simply there to serve a ...


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Israeli, as revealed ten days ago at Star Trek 50 Marina Sirtis herself said exactly the following on Day 4 of the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas: SIRTIS: I based Troi’s accent on an Israeli friend of mine. See here where I live-blogged a panel session with Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, and Jonathan Frakes.


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The film is based on stories from myths of various Oceanic cultures, although they take typical Disney liberties to make their own story. Maui is a popular character in Polynesian mythology, and most of his character is based on the real myths. The faithfulness of other parts of the movie to the traditional stories varies. Maui, described in Moana as a ...


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At least eleven... or see the other answer Gregor Clegane: Conan Stevens season 1. Ian Whyte season 2. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson starting season 3. Myrcella Baratheon: Aimee Richardson on seasons 1 and 2. Nell Tiger Free season 5. Tommen Baratheon: Callum Wharry season 1. Dean Charles Chapman season 4. (Fun Fact: Before Chapman was Tommen, he ...


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You can see the original prop here. Note that the metal collar has slipped down slightly. The actor would sit under the table and reach up through a hole, then place their hand flat onto the table. The prop would then be slid into position flush against their hand, covering the hole and creating the illusion that it was their real arm.


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Yes, they were. The following excerpt from an article quotes Gene Roddenberry himself (via the authoritative book The Making of Star Trek) as saying: [Feinberg] went out and bought a selection of very exotic-looking salt shakers. It was not until after he brought them in and showed them to me that I realized they were so beautifully shaped and futuristic ...


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Yes, this is correct One of Lucas' earliest drafts of the script, penned in 1974, sold at auction in 2013; that script bore the title "The Star Wars" (click to embiggen): And fan-made scans of the early script drafts continue to support this (click to embiggen all images): The 1973 treatment, titled "The Star Wars" The 1974 rough draft script, which ...


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The Comics Code Authority restricted the amount of blood and gore that could be depicted, starting in the mid-1950s: (7) Scenes of excessive violence shall be prohibited. Scenes of brutal torture, excessive and unnecessary knife and gunplay, physical agony, gory and gruesome crime shall be eliminated. (CCA 1954; CODE FOR EDITORIAL MATTER) Thus, it was ...


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Some of them have backings, but others don't. Most of the characters are based on characters from Polynesian myths, but the details in some cases do not line up with the mythology. Let's take a look... Māui Note: There are a lot of versions of Māui, from different islands. I'm going to lump them all together - I can't separate them, as not all sources ...


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Netflix also uses that label for anything they have exclusive distribution rights for in your area. Other examples for my area (US) include some anime like "Little Witch Academia" and other foreign shows like the Norwegian show "Nobel".


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Ghost img 1 src | img 2 src In Season 1, Ghost was played by a Northern Innuit pup (a variety of large wolf-like Dog) provided by the Mahlek Northern Innuits. From Season 5 onward, Ghost was played by Quigly the real life wolf. Rescued and trained by trainer Andrew Simpson from Instinct Animals for Film.


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Yes, Lucas addressed this controversy in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2012: Lucas: The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer1,...


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According to Adams, because kids were reading it As recounted in Hitchhiker's Guide, by M.J. Simpson: "I think what happened was my U.S. publisher was unhappy about using the word "fuck" because of the number of kids who read the books," explained Adams later. "I was a bit frustrated by that, but then it gave me an idea and I put in the whole ...


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No. Prowse (the actor who played Vader) was originally told to reveal that it was Obi-Wan who killed Luke's father. However, the original writer of the script that would become Empire Strikes Back, Leigh Brackett, died before finishing the final draft. After Leigh's death, Lucas took over writing the script. It was received poorly, likely spurring on ...


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The short documentary The Invisible Man - Revealed! provides details of how they achieved the invisibility effects. For shots where the character was partially clothed they filmed the actor, Claude Rains, wearing black velvet over the portions of his body that had to appear invisible, against a black velvet background. That footage was then composited with ...


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Actually it was Arthur C. Clarke who knew of the work and was inspired by it Who can forget HAL being reduced to drivel while singing composer Harry Dacre’s 1892 classic standard “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)”? Clarke got the idea for the scene from a 1962 visit to Bell Labs; where, as Benson explains, he’d heard voice-synthesizer experiments with ...


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She is bad at returning library books Question: Did you use the library a lot as a child? J.K. Rowling responds: Yes, I loved the library, though I was very bad at returning books on time. I once ran up a bill at university of over fifty pounds in overdue fines, which was a lot of money to a struggling student. (It didn't stop me doing it again ...


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In the 4th draft of the screenplay, dated Oct 1984, the experiment takes place at 1AM: MARTY: What's up, Doc? BROWN: One a.m., right, Marty? You're gonna be there, right? Twin Pines Mall. MARTY: Yeah, right. This is definitely from before shooting started -- at this point, "Suzy" had not yet been renamed "Jennifer". Therefore, it was definitely ...


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There are several partial answers rather than one simple one. In the United States, the convention of guns firing Sci-Fi laser bolts instead of bullets was a mixture of self-censorship by the studios, voluntary agreements by the broadcasters, regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, and pressure by watchdog groups on stations through their ...


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I do have canon quotes to back it up ;-) Ford claims to be honoured to appear in Star Wars now. As quoted in this article: "It should have felt ridiculous!" Ford barked, when asked about returning to the franchise. "Here I was, doing something I did so long ago." I could feel the fans around me steeling themselves. And then Ford paused, ...


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If you look closely at the slope of the back of Mark Hamill's hand, you can see that it seems to turn a bit more toward the vertical as it approaches the metal clamp on his wrist. In fact, Hamill is reaching up through the table, with the heel of his hand pressed against the end of a a fake arm. Everything to the right of the metal clamp ring is a fake ...


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I've not found any indication why the script says 1:15 but we can infer a few reasons in-universe Doc Brown was a very precise man (or a geek in modern vernacular). Remember the exactly 25 minutes slow clocks in the opening of the movie? The specific time was in keeping with the character being notably eccentric. The mall parking lot was virtually ...


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He was contemptuous towards Star Wars before he even started! Here's what he wrote in a letter to a friend when he was first approached for a role in the original Star Wars: I have been offered a movie (20th Cent. Fox) which I may accept, if they come up with proper money. London and N. Africa, starting in mid-March. Science fiction – which gives me ...


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It's worth noting that parental abandonment in some form or other is an extremely common trope in juvenile literature and particularly prevelant in British literature. Whether due to literal abandonment, neglect (often to the extent that would be considered abuse these days), boarding school, displacement during war or, ultimately, death. It's a theme in ...


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Bob Justman, a member of the Star Trek: The Next Generation production staff, was taking a class with his wife and there were two guest readers for one class, one being Sir Patrick. After hearing Stewart read just one line, Justman was thrilled and said, "I think I've found the next captain of the Enterprise!" Justman thought he was great for the part, but ...


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