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Started 5/11/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 2671037 views.

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Honeywagon (The honeywagon — or “the honey” for short — is a trailer that will usually have several staircases leading off of it.  It’s a “trailer” in the sense of a tractor trailer rather than the trailer a lead actor will go to. Usually a few of these staircases lead up to small dressing rooms for actors.  Oftentimes these actors are dayplaying on the production.  Their characters’ names may be written on the doors. Another of these staircases may lead to a room out of which PAs and ADs operate.  If you arrive to location but can’t find where to check in, looking for this room on the honeywagon may be a good place to seek direction. Then you will also find staircases on the honeywagon leading up to men’s and women’s washrooms. Their doors may not be clearly labeled “Men” or “Women” —  perhaps to discourage non-production people from using them. Haddad’s — a popular provider of trucking for the television and film industry — labels their washrooms after the main actors of the television series I Love Lucy.  That is, the women’s washroom is labeled “Lucy” after Lucille Ball, and the men’s washroom is labeled “Desi” after Desi Arnaz. Other companies may label their washrooms differently.  But if you see doors with signs that indicate opposite sexes, there’s a good chance one of those is the bathroom you need.

Calling it a night..........................

PTG (anotherPTG)

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The Irishman  is a 2019 American epic crime film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the 2004 nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. It stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, with Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, and Harvey Keitel in supporting roles. The film follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a truck driver who becomes a hitman involved with mobster Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).

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Japanese New Wave (is a group of loosely-connected Japanese filmmakers during the late 1950s and into the 1970s. Although they did not make up a coherent movement, these artists shared a rejection of traditions and conventions of classical Japanese cinema in favor of more challenging works, both thematically and formally. Coming to the fore in a time of national social change and unrest, the films made in this wave dealt with taboo subject matter, including sexual violence, radicalism, youth culture and deliquency, Korean discrimination, and the aftermath of World War II. They also adopted more unorthodox and experimental approaches to composition, editing and narrative)

PTG (anotherPTG)

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The key hair is the department head that answers directly to the director and production designer. The key hair will normally design and style the hair of lead actors.
How to Become a Key Hair Stylist | Description & Salary - Careers in Film

Lost Films (is a feature or short film that is no longer known to exist in any studio archives, private collections, or public archives, such as the U.S. Library of Congress)

Lon Chaney in London After Midnight (1927), one of the most sought-after lost films. The last-known print was destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire, leaving only a set of production stills as a visual record.

Theda Bara in Cleopatra (1917). Four hundred stills and twenty seconds of the film itself are known to have survived. Because a small loop of film exists, Cleopatra in the loose sense could be considered a "partially lost film".

The First Men in the Moon (1919), a lost British film, reputedly "the first movie to ever be based entirely on a famous science fiction novel"


From: LvlSlgr


Motion picture content rating - is an organization designated to classify films based on their suitability for audiences due to their treatment of issues such as sex, violence, or substance abuse; their use of profanity; or other matters typically deemed unsuitable for children or adolescents. Most countries have some form of rating system that issues determinations variously known as certifications, classifications, certificates, or ratings. Age recommendations, of either an advisory or restrictive capacity, are often applied in lieu of censorship; in some jurisdictions movie theaters may have a legal obligation to enforce restrictive ratings.


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Nitrate Film (a highly-flammable kind of film, composed of cellulose nitrate, used up until the late 1940s when it was then supplanted by acetate base)

 At that time, almost all 35 film was produced on nitrate film stock which had a similar kind of chemical composition as nitroglycerin. The film itself was highly flammable, so much in fact, that it will burn under water! On top of that projectors didn’t use xenon lamps, they had carbon arc lamps. A carbon arc lamp is essentially a welding torch burning away at a couple thousand degrees to produce light. All of this, mere inches away from the nitrate film stock. Now projectionists were highly trained union professionals, and projectors had some safeguards built in as well. On top of this, the projection booth was fire lined, the portholes had fire shutters, and the booth even had an escape hatch! The hope is that if it started on fire, they could seal up the booth and save the rest of the theater. There was a good reason why you never yelled “fire” in a crowded theater, and if you want to see a realistic example of this danger watch the movie “Cinema Paradisio”.

Nitrate film, manufactured until 1951, was highly flammable, and sets and backlots were and still are very flammable, which is why film studios built in the early-to-mid 20th century have water towers to facilitate firefighting. Water towers "somewhat inexplicably" evolved into "a most potent symbol ... of movie studios in general.

You can see the water tower in the background of this studio lot..........................

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From: LvlSlgr


Orion Pictures - is an American motion picture producer owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In its original operating period, the company produced and released films from 1978 until 1999 and was also involved in television production and syndication throughout the 1980s until the early 1990s. Woody Allen, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, Oliver Stone, and several other prominent directors worked with Orion during its most successful years from 1978 to 1992. Of the films distributed by Orion, four won Academy Awards for Best Picture: Amadeus (1984), Platoon (1986), Dances with Wolves (1990), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).[1] Two other Orion films, Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Mississippi Burning (1988), were nominated for that same category.

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Prison Films (a very popular sub-genre with the film's plot usually set within the walls of an institutional prison; themes involve imprisonment and/or escape, the effects on the characters involved and interactions between officers and inmates, and issues of justice/injustice; the prison flick sub-genre can be found in any major genre (animated, drama, comedy, musical, science fiction, sexploitation, etc. Examples: The Big House (1930), I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), Brute Force (1947), Stalag 17 (1952), Riot In Cell Block Eleven (1954), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)Jailhouse Rock (1957)The Defiant Ones (1958), The Great Escape (1963), Cool Hand Luke (1967)Take the Money and Run (1969), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Papillon (1973), Caged Heat (1974), Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975), Midnight Express (1978), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Stir Crazy (1980), Escape from New York (1981), 48 HRS (1982), Chained Heat (1983), Schindler's List (1993)The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Rock (1996), The Green Mile (1999), Chicken Run (2000), O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000))

and one of my favorites.....................