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12th Jan '16 4:15:52 PM VinceM
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* ''ThePresidentsAnalyst'' - during production, J. Edgar Hoover apparently expressed his disapproval of the portrayal of his agency, the FBI (and his own proxy character), so they changed the name to the FBR (Federal Board of Regulation), along with the CIA, now the CEA (Central Enquiries Agency) - footage already shot has obvious overdubs for the name changes.
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* ''ThePresidentsAnalyst'' - during production, J. Edgar Hoover apparently expressed his disapproval of the portrayal of his agency, the FBI (and his own proxy character), so they changed the name to the FBR (Federal Board of Regulation), along with the CIA, now the CEA (Central Enquiries Agency) - footage already shot has obvious overdubs for the name changes. A disclaimer at the film's beginning heavily lampshades this.
12th Jan '16 4:14:19 PM VinceM
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* ''ThePresidentsAnalyst'' - during production, J. Edgar Hoover apparently expressed his disapproval of the portrayal of his agency, the FBI (and his own proxy character), so they changed the name to the FBR (Federal Board of Regulation), along with the CIA, now the CEA (Central Enquiries Agency) - footage already shot has obvious overdubs for the name changes.
13th Dec '15 11:47:37 AM rjd1922
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* Happens all the time with Tommy Wiseau's lines in ''Film/TheRoom'', for no adequately explained reason. Even in the interviews on the DVD, looped sentences and fragments appear seemingly at random.
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* Happens all the time with Tommy Wiseau's lines in ''Film/TheRoom'', for no adequately explained reason. Even in the interviews on the DVD, looped sentences and fragments appear seemingly at random. It's incredibly obvious whenever it happens, because [[HongKongDub the words don't match up to the lip flaps at all]].
13th Jun '15 9:05:51 PM Green_lantern40
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* ''Many'' instances in the ''Film/{{Clue}}'' feature film. For example, in one scene, the police rush the mansion and Martin Mull's Colonel Mustard throws his hands up in surrender, exclaiming "I'm only a guest!" However, his lip movements don't match the words being said, and in fact one TV spot for the film featured the unaltered scene; Mull ''actually'' said "I'm only a dinner guest!", with ''very'' different tonal inflections.
13th Jun '15 9:01:43 PM Green_lantern40
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Substituting a different rule of thumb; the previous one might confuse people into thinking an actor's lines are ADR'd every time their back is turned to the camera.
This is much more common than you may think. As a rule of thumb, any time you hear an actor make a noise and you can't clearly see their mouth on screen, it's been ADR'd. This technique is used on a wider and more noticeable scale in Asian live-action productions, particularly UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and Japanese {{tokusatsu}} and ''{{Dorama}}'' television serials.
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This is much more common than you may think. As a rule of thumb, any time you hear listen carefully to how an actor make a noise speaks. If the delivery suddenly sounds much more polished and you can't clearly see their mouth on screen, it's closer to the microphone, they've been ADR'd. This technique is used on a wider and more noticeable scale in Asian live-action productions, particularly UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} and Japanese {{tokusatsu}} and ''{{Dorama}}'' television serials.
27th May '15 1:06:42 PM Kadorhal
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** Looping was a fact of life for ''every'' actor in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe). The most well-known case is Darth Vader, who was famously played by David Prowse but voiced by James Earl Jones, as no one would be afraid of Prowse's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]]. Prowse wasn't informed of this until the movie came out.
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** Looping was a fact of life for ''every'' actor in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe).''Star Wars'' universe. The most well-known case is Darth Vader, who was famously played by David Prowse but voiced by James Earl Jones, as no one would be afraid of Prowse's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]]. Prowse wasn't informed of this until the movie came out.

* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' -- the entire trilogy -- was dubbed in post: the enormous noise of the fans and the assorted background noise made it impossible to hear any of the dialogue. That is, the whirling bladed fans, not the squeeing or complaining ones.
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' -- the entire trilogy -- was dubbed in post: the enormous noise of the on-set fans and the assorted background noise made it impossible to hear any of the dialogue. That is, the whirling bladed fans, not the squeeing or complaining ones.dialogue spoken while recording.

*** This trope is often completely averted with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo_pornography "gonzo"]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_pornography "reality"]] porn, where all the live audio is left in, up to and including "actor" directions. There's a bit of a BrokenBase as to whether or not this adds positives to the scenes (with the director acting as something of a narrartor) or renders said scenes unwatchable with the sound on. * Hugo Weaving as V in ''Film/VForVendetta'' had to dub all of his lines, because of the mask. ** Also because V was recast. He was originally played by James Purefoy, who left a few weeks into filming. Due to the mask, they only had to redub rather than reshoot the scenes.
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*** This trope is often completely averted with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo_pornography "gonzo"]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_pornography "reality"]] porn, where all the live audio is left in, up to and including "actor" directions. There's a bit of a BrokenBase as to whether or not this adds positives to the scenes (with the director acting as something of a narrartor) narrator) or renders said scenes unwatchable with the sound on. * Hugo Weaving as V in ''Film/VForVendetta'' had to dub all of his lines, both because of the mask. ** Also mask and because V was recast. He the character was originally played by James Purefoy, who left a few weeks into filming. Due to the mask, they only had to redub rather than reshoot the Purefoy's scenes.

* An infamous goof in ''Film/{{Eegah}}'' was a result of the botching of one of these: at one point, while the main characters are walking, one of them suddenly "shouts" "Watch out for snakes!" despite the fact that the character ''isn't speaking'' and the quality of the line's audio not matching the rest of the movie. As such, "Watch out for snakes!" has become a RunningGag on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', (where ''Eegah'' was shown) and went through a bit of MemeticMutation as well.
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* An infamous goof in ''Film/{{Eegah}}'' was a result of the botching of one of these: at one point, while the main characters are walking, one of them suddenly "shouts" "Watch out for snakes!" despite the fact that the character ''isn't ''obviously isn't speaking'' and the quality of the line's audio not matching the rest of the movie. movie.[[note]]The actors actually do show some movement and reactions that seem to match with that dialogue, but it comes a full three or four seconds after the lines in question, with nary a sound from them that time.[[/note]] As such, "Watch out for snakes!" has become a RunningGag on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', (where ''Eegah'' was shown) and went through a bit of MemeticMutation as well.

** The Bond films in general rely heavily on ADR for the same reason as the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. *** To the extent that the ''007 Stage'' at Pinewood Studios, while the world's largest stage, is a silent stage, as its primary use if for big action scenes.
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** The Bond films in general rely heavily on ADR for the same reason as the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. *** To trilogy, to the extent that the ''007 Stage'' at Pinewood Studios, while the world's largest stage, is a silent stage, as its primary use if is for big action scenes.
19th May '15 11:12:45 AM PolarManne
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* Bane's dialogue in Film/TheDarkKnightRises had to be looped twice, as feedback from an earlier version of the film found that his voice was ''too'' muffled. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vBW6jvspF8&hd=1 the original]] to [[https://youtu.be/-Li998pZxwU?t=89&hd=1 the final version]].
9th Apr '15 9:45:17 PM trulymadmoves
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** Looping was a fact of life for many actors in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, like Anthony Daniels (Threepio). Most well-known case is Darth Vader, as no one would be afraid of David Prowse's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]].
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** Looping was a fact of life for many actors ''every'' actor in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, like Anthony Daniels (Threepio). Most universe). The most well-known case is Darth Vader, who was famously played by David Prowse but voiced by James Earl Jones, as no one would be afraid of David Prowse's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]]. Prowse wasn't informed of this until the movie came out. ** On the opposite side of Prowse's situation, Anthony Daniels was originally intended to only be C-3PO's suit performer, but his performance was so charming that he was allowed to also do the voice. Remarkably, decades later the same thing happened with Ahmed Best's portrayal of Jar Jar Binks.

** Also because V was recast. He was originally played by James Purefoy, who left a few weeks into filming.
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** Also because V was recast. He was originally played by James Purefoy, who left a few weeks into filming. Due to the mask, they only had to redub rather than reshoot the scenes.

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** Also because V Eegah himself was recast. He portrayed by Richard Kiel but voiced by Arch Hall Sr., who was originally played by James Purefoy, who left a few weeks into filming.also one of the leads.
21st Feb '15 3:24:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* An infamous goof in ''{{Eegah}}'' was a result of the botching of one of these: at one point, while the main characters are walking, one of them suddenly "shouts" "Watch out for snakes!" despite the fact that the character ''isn't speaking'' and the quality of the line's audio not matching the rest of the movie. As such, "Watch out for snakes!" has become a RunningGag on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', (where ''Eegah'' was shown) and went through a bit of MemeticMutation as well.
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* An infamous goof in ''{{Eegah}}'' ''Film/{{Eegah}}'' was a result of the botching of one of these: at one point, while the main characters are walking, one of them suddenly "shouts" "Watch out for snakes!" despite the fact that the character ''isn't speaking'' and the quality of the line's audio not matching the rest of the movie. As such, "Watch out for snakes!" has become a RunningGag on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', (where ''Eegah'' was shown) and went through a bit of MemeticMutation as well.

* In the 1979 version of ''{{Dracula}}'', the dialogue just before Dracula sucks Lucy's blood had to be looped because the dramatic fog machines made too much noise. * During the opening of ''[[BlackCaesar Hell Up In Harlem]]'', lead character Tommy Gibbs is sitting in a taxicab that's being pursued by two mob henchmen. At several points, Gibbs can be heard saying lines (such as "Run that red light!", "Step on it, man! They got guns!" and "Here's $500 - don't stop for anything!") that don't match up to his mouth. This is due to the fact that ''Harlem'' [[{{Retcon}} rewrites]] the ending of ''Black Caesar'' with different dialogue placed in existing scenes.
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* In the 1979 version of ''{{Dracula}}'', ''Film/{{Dracula 1979}}'', the dialogue just before Dracula sucks Lucy's blood had to be looped because the dramatic fog machines made too much noise. * During the opening of ''[[BlackCaesar ''[[Film/BlackCaesar Hell Up In Harlem]]'', lead character Tommy Gibbs is sitting in a taxicab that's being pursued by two mob henchmen. At several points, Gibbs can be heard saying lines (such as "Run that red light!", "Step on it, man! They got guns!" and "Here's $500 - don't stop for anything!") that don't match up to his mouth. This is due to the fact that ''Harlem'' [[{{Retcon}} rewrites]] the ending of ''Black Caesar'' with different dialogue placed in existing scenes.
29th Jan '15 2:34:50 PM Twentington
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* On ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', Creator/AlexTrebek often rerecords his reading of a clue if he stumbles over a word, but no lip-synching is involved because the screen usually shows the text of the clue rather than the host's face.
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* On ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', Creator/AlexTrebek often rerecords re-records his reading of a clue in post if he stumbles over a word, but no lip-synching is involved because the screen usually shows the text of the clue rather than the host's his face.

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* On ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', Creator/AlexTrebek often rerecords his reading of Looping may also be used to {{Bowdlerise}} a clue song's radio edit if he stumbles over a word, but no lip-synching is involved because the screen usually shows full version has a word that radio would be hesitant to play. For instance, "Toes" by Music/ZacBrownBand censored the text of line "I've got my toes in the clue rather than water, ass in the host's face.sand" by looping in "toes" again to cover up the word "ass".
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