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Films by artists?

Apologies in advance for what may be a poorly constructed question, but: I'm looking for films (preferably narrative feature films) made by artists who first established themselves in a medium other than film. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Mar 26, 2014 - 27 answers

Bizarre 60s/70s art film ID

Probably a long shot, but here goes. In '88 or '89, I attended a scholarship-paid class at the Art Institute of Chicago. All the students were high schoolers. The class was referred to as "Time Arts" and was about multi media art. During the workshop portion of classes, our instructor would have various films playing at one end of the studio, just as background imagery and conversation starters. Pretty sure he pulled them from the school's library. I would like to identify one of these films. My description of what I remember inside, so if you know 60s-70s avant-garde (probably short) art films, please help. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Nov 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Unavailable movies, worth screening, that can be legally shown?

What movies aren't readily available via Amazon, Netflix, or similar, but are worth watching and can be booked for a legal public event in the US? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Reinventing my (work)self - how does one start from scratch at 56?

My career as a high end photo retoucher for magazines seems to be winding down, mostly because of the shift from print to digital/ipad consumption of content. Seems that my options are to gear up my portfolio to work for ad agencies, or learn to be a decent illustrator if I stay with it. Even so, I'm not confident that there will be enough work as things move forward. [more inside]
posted by hick57 on Jul 21, 2013 - 2 answers

Movies or stories with sympathetic monsters/villains?

I'd like to compile a list of sympathetic monsters/villains, portrayed in any medium--film, fiction, art, music, myth. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Mar 18, 2013 - 44 answers

And remember: external forces are never to blame.

I've always thought King Missile's Failure was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
posted by kagredon on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 answers

What was produced at the "Red Desert" factory?

What was produced at the factory at the beginning of Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Writing, etc., about gulfs between cultures?

Looking for good depictions of people or characters with truly foreign, alien, or mutually irreconcilable views of the world. [more inside]
posted by Bufo_periglenes on Feb 14, 2012 - 29 answers

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene as imagined, fantasized or dreamed-up rather than real.

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene (e.g. in a movie or comic) as imaginary, dreamed-up or "all in the head" of one of the characters. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 4, 2012 - 20 answers

Seeking a feast for the eyes. In video.

Looking for something to watch online. Qualifiers: beautiful, no plot, no script, more than a clip. [more inside]
posted by letahl on Nov 13, 2011 - 19 answers

I already know how it ends

I'm really good at predicting the end of most movies and books. I easily see foreshadowing, symbolism, and archetypes. How can I parlay this skill into a creative job? [more inside]
posted by dchrssyr on Oct 2, 2011 - 27 answers

Movie-like memories

Some of my best memories, when I think back on them, become more cinematic than linear, more musical than factual. They are a flowing montage of events, energy, motion. Often the memory is of an adventure or journey. Why does this happen? Who has written or made art about the capacity for our memories to be transformed in this way? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on May 27, 2011 - 1 answer

What are some movies whose plots begin with their conclusions?

What are some examples of movies that open with their concluding scene or climax and then work backwards from there? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Sep 16, 2010 - 62 answers

Best movies about modern art?

What are the best movies or documentaries about modern art??
posted by mortaddams on Apr 25, 2010 - 27 answers

Art -----> Film

Help me find art that resembles scenes from movies or evokes the idea of "a movie". [more inside]
posted by rocco on Apr 3, 2010 - 17 answers

80s Sci-fi/Fantasy Film

Looking for a sci-fi, fantasy, art film I saw as a child, it must have come out in the 80s, I remember watching it at an inappropriately young age and I was born in 82. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 31, 2009 - 7 answers

In what cartoon does Foghorn Leghorn say, "Kids coming up nowadays don't even know how to tie down their pumpkins"?

In what cartoon does Foghorn Leghorn say, "Kids coming up nowadays don't even know how to tie down their pumpkins"? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Movies about creative collaboration?

Examples of movies about people collaborating on creative projects? [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Aug 18, 2009 - 30 answers

I want Jill Scott on my wall!

Where can I find this HBO poster? I've seen another one online (a photo of the actual people, which is also pretty cool) but not this one. It's not on HBO's site. Thanks [more inside]
posted by luckyveronica on Mar 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Is Palo Alto really this boring?

What the heck do Stanford students do for fun? Other than homework. [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Feb 11, 2008 - 17 answers

Babe Ex Machina

So a common subplot in a lot of movies is that the protagonist has a dull life and suddenly a romantic partner sweeps in and changes EVERYTHING. It spans genres from The Mask to Stranger Than Fiction (and of course the romantic comedy / chick flick industry would go broke without it.) I guess Cinderalla is the archetypal story here. I'm sort of curious about what larger connections there are to this thematic convention—like has anyone written about it, maybe focused more on Cinderalla and gender studies or psychology etc. [more inside]
posted by Firas on Jul 13, 2007 - 8 answers

long zoom anyone?

Searching for famous scenes from movies where the camera pans out across a vast distance in a single shot... [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on May 16, 2007 - 31 answers

Why do movie posters always look hand-drawn? And how do they do it?

Movie posters normally carry images that look hand-drawn. Even 'real' landscapes, or people, are frequently represented in this style. Why do studios do this? And are these images really drawn by hand, or are they just photoshopped photos? [more inside]
posted by scrm on Apr 25, 2007 - 9 answers

What makes "the rules of the game" great?

How do I analyze the film "the rules of the game"? [more inside]
posted by njb on Oct 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Movies about artists?

Can you help me compile a list of artist movies? [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Aug 20, 2006 - 37 answers

The Protagonist: An Overview

The Protagonist: What can you tell me? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 8, 2006 - 17 answers

Brains first and then Hard Work

Looking for cheap art. I want to take stills from a dvd and get a poster print for hanging on the wall. Can this be done in a clean nice looking manner, without a blurry unsightly pixelated mess? [more inside]
posted by striker on Jul 5, 2005 - 13 answers

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