In general filmmaking terms, “money shot” was a reference to the scene that cost the most money to produce. In addition, the inclusion of this expensive and special effect sequence would be counted on to become a selling point for the film. For example, in an action thriller, an expensive special effects sequence of a bursting dam might be called the ‘money shot’! Were you expecting something more?

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