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Not comparable numbers It's an apples to oranges comparison. Gal Gadot's $300,000 was her base salary for each of Wonder Woman, Batman vs. Superman, and the Justice League. Her salary would also include performance incentives. We don't know what those were. Henry Cavill's $14 million for Man of Steel includes such performance incentives. Example ...


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Harrison Ford was not a janitor on the set of Star Wars — but he was a carpenter working between movie roles on the set. Ford already had some 20 movie and TV credits (including guest starring roles in eight TV series) before he did Stars Wars. However that wasn't enough to support his family on, so he turned to carpentry to supplement his income. Despite ...


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This graphic appears to be close to the source and lists items but not individual costs. I was able to find a breakdown from 2002 Here’s the breakdown: helmet, $322; uniform, $67.65; body armor, $1,620; nuclear, biological and chemical gear, $341.75, walkie-talkie, $578; boots, $105; M-16 rifle, $586; ...


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Original sources from the time of the movie's release, 1988, state that the film is dedicated to the "gallant people of Afghanistan". See the BBC's The Listener volumes 119-120, page 218: When he does pitch in it's only in order to rescue the Colonel, before becoming converted to the cause of the 'gallant people of Afghanistan' (to whom the film is ...


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This is all taken from Snopes - Disney Films: The Lion King Status: UNDETERMINED The generally accepted explanation is that the letters were slipped in by a special effects group to form the abbrevation ""S-F-X". The Little Mermaid Source Status: FALSE The plain truth is that the resemblance between the castle spire and a ...


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According to this site, which uses a community effort to rank movies, 50% of all movies pass the test, and only 10% fail on all three points. So no a strong majority does not fail the test. However the validity of the measure at all is questioned, for instance tvtropes a fair number of top-notch works have legitimate reasons for including no ...


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I doubt there is any scientifically valid information on this, you have to believe the tales or not. There are quite a lot of people that tell those tales however. The Wikipedia Article on Harvey Weinstein, who received the sword, mentions it too. When Weinstein was charged with handling the US release of Princess Mononoke, he received a samurai sword in ...


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The GIF from that website has 40 frames in it, running for (hand-stopped) ~3 seconds, so it isn't really indicative of "how it looked in theater" (24 frames / second). It's exaggerating the issue. But the issue exists. Three things come into effect here: One, framerate and timing. Movie framerate, back then and today, is 24 frames / second, with only the ...


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The big complication here is that an individual soldier might have have a lot of equipment allocated to them which isn't necessarily in their possession or immediately available to them at any one time. One example is NBC protection equipment. For example a soldier may be issued with a respirator and a protective suit, respirator filters, decontamination ...


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Yes, she nearly lost her finger, but it was fixed. You can hear her describing the injury in this youtube video where she also shows the scar to a fan, who confirms that it is present. I almost lost my finger [...] The sword slid down and I was holding my sword and it cut this way through. [...] That's why my handwriting is hard, this is the writing ...


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No From Wikipedia with the original source being The Python Years. Michael Palin (2006) In the Monty Python film Life of Brian, there is a scene where Michael Palin (as Pontius Pilate) talks about a friend with the name Biggus Dickus, which causes several extras to crack up. In character and in a long, drawn out fashion, he confronts the extras and dares ...


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Additional evidence that the "Mujahideen of Afghanistan" image is fake can be seen from a few screencaptures of the 2004 release DVD, which contains the latter line in the image. If the claim is true, this would imply that the DVD has been edited from the original. However, the two captures from the movie are taken at different times. At the end of the ...


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It probably isn't fake, because I was able to find a completely different independent article quoting David Prowse, from the same event, with 100% identical money quote: "son can't kill father, father can't kill son": http://i.imgur.com/PLjU9.jpg In addition, most forums/posts discussing the topics are full of comments from people stating they saw the ...


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Yes, it's true. From an interview with Bonnie MacBird: Steven [Lisberger] and I met with several scientists, and the last interview of the day was Alan Kay, then still at Xerox Parc... ... On the plane on the way back, I knew that we had to have a character based on Alan Kay and I set out to write him... and to hire Alan as the technical consultant ...


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The answer from Rotten Tomatoes is essentially, “No, these audience reviews are real.” After the reports of review supposed hacking started to spread, a representative for Rotten Tomatoes contacted the website Polygon and stated the following regarding claims of review hacking; bold emphasis is mine: The authenticity of our critic and user scores is very ...


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Contrary to another answer, the 1964 survey was not run by a special interest group. Instead, it was designed by the Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley and conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago. The National Opinion Research Center Fiftieth Anniversary Report 1991 states: during the ...


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According to The Genius and the Goddess: Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe at page 29: After signing her first long-term contract with Fox, she triumphantly declared "I have sucked my last c***" [reference 3]


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The rumours have never been able to be confirmed. American Humane Association have tried though, without luck. We have tried through humane people in Japan, and through another Japanese producer to determine if these rumors are true or not but everything has led to a dead end.1 Here are some of the deleted clips that were removed from the American ...


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According to Natalie Trundy, as published in Starlog magazine, issue 290, September 2001 : TRUNDY:...During the filming, at lunchtime the gorillas would eat with the gorillas... the chimpanzees would eat with the chimpanzees... and the other ones would eat together, too. One group here, one group there! Except for the stars, of course. ...


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Disney is not nearly unique in this. If you go beyond pure images, Russian childrens cartoons are famous for unintentional (?) double entendres: Winnie the Pooh has an episode where they give Eeyore a BDay present.... a jar and a popped balloon. Here's the dialog, exactly translated: "Yours can not enter. But mine can enter. In. And Out." (это у тебя не ...


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I am answering the second point of the question. The first point has already been answered. Does flipping the gender of the test result a drastically different outcome? (Say, a difference of 33% or more.) This Reverse Bechdel Test (I'll denote RBT) is surprisingly difficult to find information about. Many people post their own independently result for ...


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Edited - added remarks on statements made in Empire of Dreams related to Vader's sound. David Prowse was under the impression he would re-read his line in a recording studio and they would use that audio rather than the recorded audio which was muffled because of the helmet. He tells the story as if it was a last-minute scramble to get the lines re-recorded ...


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This is what the British Film Institute documented in their July 1-3 2016 report. UK weekend box office report: 1-3 July 2016: Rank: 84 Film: The Colony Country of Origin: Ger/Fra/Lux Weekend Gross: £47 Distributor: Signature Entertainment % change on last week: - Weeks on release: 1 Number of cinemas: 3 Site ...


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From American Legion Magazine (March 1949), page 23: they're playing down the fact that these are old pictures. So the movie goer pays his money to see a movie-usually it has big names and these are played up-and he finds he's been rooked by an old turkey that he wouldn't have paid a dime to see ten years ago....Of course every picture has a copyright ...


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I know Wikipedia isn't a great source, but in this case, Wikipedia seems to have good references, so I'm going to quote Wikipedia because it's concise. John Nash never worked for the Pentagon, so he never would have had the chance to do that, as portrayed in the film. Wikipedia says this: ...in real life Nash spent his years between Princeton and MIT as ...


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Cinefex 1983 says During principal photography, actors Mark Hamill and David Prowse used mockup swords with solid shafts — or, in some cases, wielded only the hilt. In postproduction.. Visual Concept Engineering — under supervision of ILM alumnus Peter Kuran — painstakingly rotoscoped each frame and produced the glowing shafts which characterize the ...


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David Prowse did duel in Star Wars (1977) but was replaced in the next two original trilogy sequels by fencer/fight choreographer Bob Anderson I am trying to dig up as much information as possible, but based on my memory of this all, there are a few factors that I have dug up details on: Details of David Prowse not Dueling in Later Films was Kept Secret: ...


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