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In Search of Fantastic TV

I'm halfway through my sophomore year of college and I feel as though I've binge-watched every good TV show in existence. Surely this can't be true, though. This is why I need your help! [more inside]
posted by ourt on Nov 15, 2014 - 61 answers

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How much more footage does a director tend to shoot for a 60 minute show than for a 45-minute show (i.e., 60 minutes with commercials?)
posted by michaelh on Oct 17, 2014 - 9 answers

Examples of Adoption in Film, TV and Theater

Hey There Everyone, I'm looking for examples in movies, TV, theater, fiction, non-fiction, etc. that show older children being rescued and adopted by people who they are not related to. Thanks so much!
posted by sunnyblues48 on Oct 9, 2014 - 36 answers

Je ne suis pas un escroc.

There are countless films and TV shows (often but not always period pieces) that are set in France/Germany/Russia/Japan/etc but which feature an Anglophone cast, speaking English (with the occasional "bonjour" or whatever), playing French/German/Russian/Japanese/etc characters. What are some examples of the reverse? That is, non-English productions set in the US or UK, with e.g. French actors playing Richard Nixon or Queen Elizabeth?
posted by theodolite on Sep 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Movies About Childbirth, Doulas, The Affect of Babies on Marriage

Hey There Brilliant People! Could you please send me any film, tv or play suggestions that are about women going through pregnancy, the affect that has on their marriage, and women who work with doulas and midwives while pregnant? Thanks so much!
posted by sunnyblues48 on Sep 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Give me your Underdog stories!

I decided today that I absolutely love underdog stories. I love rooting for the little guy to come out on top. I love following along with their journey. Think Silicon Valley the TV Show or Halt and Catch Fire or the Bad News Bears, Mighty Ducks etc. What are your favorite underdog stories in books or film? Fiction is preferred for books, but either is fine for visual media.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Aug 1, 2014 - 22 answers

How to find TV/film costuming internships in or near LA?

I'm an apparel student from the Midwest, looking for a wardrobe/costuming internship in LA for the summer of 2015. Help me track one down? [more inside]
posted by jaynedanger on Apr 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Wardrobe remix: the movie

This morning I was thinking about how in the movie Housesitter, Goldie Hawn's character wears a very limited number of pieces of clothing combined in a variety of different ways. My mom pointed this out to me at a very impressionable age, and noted how this was much more realistic than infinite wardrobes. I'm wondering what other other movies have an obviously finite wardrobe for a lead female character?
posted by Nimmie Amee on Jan 22, 2014 - 27 answers

Whither the beard wrangler?

TV shows and movies frequently feature characters with five o'clock shadows or a day or so worth of beard growth. Given that production schedules often require long shooting days, how do they keep a five o'clock shadow from looking like 8 am the next morning? How are actor's beards kept at the couple of days growth look when a sixteen hour shooting day could easily have them well on their way to looking like one of the Boston Red Sox? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Why do people on TV holster their guns wrong?

Why does everyone on TV or in movies seem to holster or tuck their gun into their belts backwards? Is there something behind this screen convention? [more inside]
posted by stet on Nov 13, 2013 - 15 answers

What are some movies or TV shows that will make me cry continously?

I've recently realized how therapeutic it is for me to have a nice, long, crying session. Watching something emotional that makes me cry has been my way of releasing stress, but I'm having a hard time finding material. I've been able to find lists of "movies to make you cry", but they tend to be romance movies or feel-good dramas with a sad ending. What about movies or TV shows that are sad, sweet, or emotional throughout the length of the film? [more inside]
posted by daisies on Nov 13, 2013 - 112 answers

The land before infomercials...

It is the late eighties or early nineties and you are watching a late night movie on UHF. It features a "wanderer" type person with big religious/philosophical ideas, set in the modern US, and loopily incoherent/incompetent. Is this a trope, what are the examples? What are examples of seminal bad late night movies which aren't scifi/horror?
posted by ennui.bz on Oct 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story

Are there any films/tv which do this: have a moment where it seems like a character is breaking the 4th wall and speaking directly to the camera/audience only to have the camera pull back to reveal the person they were actually talking to? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Sep 14, 2013 - 8 answers

This is not a drill, I repeat, this is NOT a drill.

What's on TV while the atomic bombs are in flight? [more inside]
posted by sexyrobot on Sep 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Need Help IDing Childhood Televised Nightmare Fuel

Two late night, basic cable TV/movie scenes, one involving death in front of children, and the other depicting the death of a child. Morbid details inside. [more inside]
posted by jpolorolu on Jul 29, 2013 - 5 answers

New Zealand films/TV shows

Please recommend to me some movies or TV shows set in or filmed in New Zealand! [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jul 11, 2013 - 35 answers

Share your favourite documentary films/series here

I watched Nina Conti: A Ventriloquist's Story - Her Master's Voice yesterday and it was so amazing I forgot how long it's been since I saw a really good documentary. I've watched everything Herzog has done in the past 6-7, Being Elmo, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, the 7 Up films and Jarvis Cocker's Outsider Art series. What are your favourite documentary films/series? (except nature docs? I can never get into them). I'm happy to watch films from any english-speaking country - but will also give it a go if they're subtitled.
posted by abbagoochie on Mar 22, 2013 - 36 answers

Can you recommend some fashion docs for lazy weekend watching?

I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Examples of percussive maintenance from film/tv/games.

Percussive maintenance is hitting an electronic or mechanical device to get it to work. I'd love to hear about any movies, tv shows, games or commercials where you've seen a character do this (not necessarily successfully). TV Tropes of course covers this pretty well but the more examples I can get, the better. It's for a supercut project. [more inside]
posted by dunk on Feb 20, 2013 - 23 answers

Your favourite clever pop culture sites/podcasts/lectures

I'm at home ill at the moment, watching lots of films and reading a lot (this week I've watched 14 films and read 2 books). I'd like to find sites (or podcasts/lectures/etc) that intelligently examine media and/or popular culture. I regularly read articles on Popmatters and sometimes the A.V. Club (but not so much). What are your favourite film/media crit resources? Podcasts? Lectures? Thank you in advance for any help!
posted by everydayanewday on Jan 29, 2013 - 13 answers

I need clips from movies and TV shows of people suffering from PTSD

I need clips from movies and TV shows of people suffering from PTSD. Funny, serious, whatever - bonus points for something I can access online. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Nov 27, 2012 - 29 answers

Seeking the best stories, across all genres, about coming to terms with the world in the early adult years.

What are the best stories that feature young adults coming of age/coming to terms with life's imperfect realities? By "young adults" I mean "adults who are young," probably roughly 19-30, not "young people who are becoming adults." This maturing process can be central to the work or peripheral. One example: "The Great Gatsby." Short stories, novels, nonfiction, film, television and any other genre are all welcome.
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 30, 2012 - 29 answers

Game of Thrones - made on film or video?

Hi, does anyone know whether 'Game of Thrones' is filmed on actual celluloid film or just on some digital videoformat? Thanks
posted by soymilk on Oct 24, 2012 - 8 answers

How do you even say Louvre???

French tv & movie recs for someone who wants to be entertained but also get used to the language? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Sep 26, 2012 - 27 answers

Help me find Korean pop culture

I'm starting a Korean class next week, and I'd like to get a broader exposure to modern Korean media. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Sep 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising?

Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Aug 20, 2012 - 31 answers

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Jul 24, 2012 - 64 answers

Early examples of GPS-type things in movies/TV?

A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Jocks, Nerds and Rebels (tm)

To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
posted by Artw on Jul 18, 2012 - 86 answers

What movies or TV shows feature the quintessential police interrogation scenes?

What movies or TV shows feature the quintessential police interrogation scenes? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on May 8, 2012 - 42 answers

In the desert of memories

A film/TV show that concludes with a missile base? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me identify the clichéd sound effect used to label locations in certain films and tv shows.

Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Jan 18, 2012 - 20 answers

What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video?

What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Jan 4, 2012 - 7 answers

MovieFilter? Where can I find intelligent discussion about movies and t.v.?

Where can I find intelligent writing or discussion about movies and t.v. shows? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 29, 2011 - 24 answers

I see child actors.

Teaching an on-camera acting class to kids age 8-12. Looking for interesting TV and film scenes featuring kids. Can you suggest scenes, ideally as YouTube links or online scripts? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Best Solo Cult TV/Film Blogs?

Which niche or cult TV, science fiction or film blogs are as good or better than published work on their subject? I'm thinking of long standing blogs offering in depth history, insight or criticism written by one person like this Doctor Who one, rather than behemoths like the AV Club. Extra points for British subject matter.
posted by joannemullen on Sep 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for the Usurper We Like.

Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jul 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Are UK films and television programming shot in cooler colors than similar North American productions?

Are UK films and television programming shot in cooler tones than similar North American productions?
posted by unmake on Jun 5, 2011 - 15 answers

The Last of the Mohicans Adaptations

Which adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans is best? I see that there are many film and TV adaptations of the book, but which ones are worth watching?
posted by NoMich on May 25, 2011 - 21 answers

Alice's Dress Changed Colour

I remember seeing on British TV some time in the 90s/00s, a production of Alice in Wonderland where Alice's dress subtly changed hue in between (every?) scene(s), from blue, through yellows and violets. (It may not have been a specifically British, or a made-for-TV production, either.) [more inside]
posted by benzo8 on Apr 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Ivory Tower to Silver Screen

Who are some film directors, screenwriters, and TV showrunners who went to grad school in the humanities, or taught in humanities departments before going into show business? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Does Hollywood ever let professors intern for them?

One of my college professors from the TV department wants to come out to LA and learn more about the overall entertainment industry to update his knowledge. Are there any fellowships to help him do it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I contact somene I don't know and not come off like a weirdo?

I recently went to a film screening and Q&A. I didn't go to the mic to ask one of the panelists my question. How would I ask it now? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Feb 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Same bat-time, different bat-place. Or Different bat-time, same bat-place.

Movies, shows, or even commercials where a plot twist revolves around two characters (or sets of characters) appearing to be in the same physical location throughout, only to reveal that they were each in different places the whole time, or were in the same place but at different times? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jan 17, 2011 - 38 answers

Film/TV Filming Locations Identification

I have some screenshots from a television show, and I would like to post them somewhere so that someone could identify the specific filming location for me (they weren't shot on a set, but on location; the Angeles National Forest area in So. California specifically). I've tried doing this in some Flickr groups but it's been fruitless. Any suggestions of some sites or online communities that could help me out? Thanks in advance!
posted by Tim McDonough on Dec 14, 2010 - 10 answers

A movie/series like Iannucci's "In The Loop"?

Help me find a movie or TV series like In The Loop or Four Lions (thanks askme, for that one!). [more inside]
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico on Dec 3, 2010 - 15 answers

When a baby appears in a movie/tv show, do they put makeup on it?

When a baby appears in a movie/tv show, do they put makeup on it? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Sep 30, 2010 - 8 answers

was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film?

was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film @30fps? was/is that common practice? [more inside]
posted by yosh on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Examples of sex consent in TV and film

Inspired by this thread, I am looking for examples of verbal consent prior to sex in visual media such as film or television (country of origin is unimportant). [more inside]
posted by stinkycheese on Jul 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Netflix for the deaf?

Is there any way to search Netflix for subtitled/Closed Captioned material? [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on May 23, 2010 - 9 answers

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