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I want to believe.

Please recommend me works based on the lives and works of stage magicians. I want to learn about how they started their careers and how they changed as it went on. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Nov 25, 2014 - 13 answers

I'm looking for a book or movie that will teach me how railroads work

If one reads The Hunt For Red October one comes out of it knowing a lot about how submarines work. Watch Apollo 13 and you learn about mission control and spacecraft. What's the equivalent for the railroads? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 14, 2014 - 16 answers

Books (or documentaries) to teach me to watch films intelligently?

I want to learn how to watch movies with more of a critical eye. I want to know what to pay attention to - technically, narratively, and so on -- and how to judge these things, so I can better appreciate what's going on. I'm looking for books or maybe documentaries that will help me do this. [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Jan 18, 2014 - 12 answers

if i liked the movie l'avventura, what books will i like?

i really like the slow/subtle treatment of ennui/cultureshock/different manifestations of love/and the engaging "nonplot"
posted by sawyerrrr on Jun 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Help with project? Please list fictional cities !

For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on May 18, 2013 - 47 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

Stories told backward?

What are some books or movies where the story is essentially told backwards? Ideally, ones that put a big initial event at the end of the narrative. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Dec 19, 2011 - 51 answers

Wait, did that guy die at the end?

Give me examples from literature, film, and popular culture of stories that end without actually telling us what really happened, leaving us unable to resolve multiple plausible versions of events. [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Aug 1, 2011 - 65 answers

On horror

Are there any great books about the horror film genre? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 20, 2011 - 12 answers

What's this movie?

Looking for a movie based on a book written by a child author in the nineteenth century possible called 'the young travellors' [sic] [more inside]
posted by soymilk on May 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Want to read about fiascos

Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 22, 2010 - 25 answers

"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."

What are the very best/most essential books about Alfred Hitchcock? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Aug 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Please suggest books, movies or shows like Bel Canto

I loved the plot of Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Any recommendations for similar books, shows, or movies? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Auteurs and stuff

Cinephile seeks THE book on early film, including dissections of films by Godard, Truffaut, Bergman, Fellini and the like. Lots o' pretty pictures are great, too. Can you help?
posted by heather-b on Jul 30, 2009 - 15 answers

Michael Clayton's fantasy book about "riverwynders"?

What fantasy book was referenced in Michael Clayton? [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Jul 26, 2009 - 1 answer

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jun 17, 2009 - 18 answers

I want to see more bad people

Please suggest movies, TV shows and books that feature unrepentant, amoral characters [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 10, 2009 - 71 answers

Should I expect a payment for the option rights to my book?

I've had a book published and been approached by a film producer wanting to option the film rights to the book. He's sent a draft agreement but there is no fee involved. When I questioned this the response was that this was standard practice for a book that is 'not a known branded property'. I gotta be honest me and my book are about as unknown as its possible to be but should I still expect some sort of fee for this.
posted by wggrace on Apr 17, 2009 - 30 answers

Looking for films and books on Agitprop

Looking for recommendations on films (documentary or dramatic) or books (nonficiton or novel) about Agitprop or Agitprop Theater, specifically as it was practiced in Boshevist Russia/USSR. [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Nov 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Great, absorbing books and films showing life in different times and places

I'd like to broaden my horizons by getting a better understanding of life in different cultures and time periods. Please recommend great books or films (fiction or non-fiction) which paint a broad, immersive, reasonably accurate picture of a place and time. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 12, 2008 - 29 answers

Faithful book/movie adaptations?

Can you think of examples of movies based on novels (or short stories) that are very, very faithful to the source work? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 1, 2008 - 70 answers

Never judge a book by its movie!

I'm interested in hearing personal experiences of movies based upon literary works. Which movies are best experienced only after you've first read the book? Has reading the book afterwards altered your opinion of a movie or indeed has your appreciation of a book changed after you watched the film adaptation? [more inside]
posted by wannalol on Dec 4, 2005 - 45 answers

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