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What 60s movie set in Italy was this?

What is this old (60s?) movie that I saw about 20 minutes of a couple of weeks ago on TV? Set in Italy, there's a gigolo and a couple of movie stars and a Hedda Hopper like character and a scene in a grotto type restaurant. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Dec 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Examples of timelines in movies and other pop culture?

I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene from Me and You and Everyone We Know in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Nov 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Frame rate, my precious?

What format should we see The Hobbit in? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Nov 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Interpreting film and literature -- is it meant to be confusing?

In film and literature, how does one deal with the smorgasbord of themes and lack of a single, unifying meaning? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Nov 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"?

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Oct 19, 2012 - 11 answers

How to teach filmmaking to children

Looking for help figuring out ways to teach a tween how to make films. [more inside]
posted by diabolik on Oct 1, 2012 - 4 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

90s japanese film about love in faceless corporate world

Looking for a Japanese film I saw prior to 2003. It was a dystopian picture of some people trying to have an office romance in the corporate office landscape of Tokyo - lots of shots of bleak urban concrete and highways and faceless office parks full of conformist white collar employees - in the final scene of the film one of the characters is stranded walking along the edge of a highway. It dealt with a complicated love triangle. I know this isn't the title, but it was something like "Kiss me twice, now hold me I love you" or something a little crazy like that- I believe this film was made in the 90s or the early 2000s. It was in Japanese language with subtitles. There is a slight chance it may have been Korean, but I'm pretty sure it was Japanese. This film may have been discussed by Fredric Jameson in one of his essays as it was screened in a graduate school class on Japanese cultural critique.
posted by cmp4Meta on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

My wife and I have no watched a movie in 5 years. What should we see?

My wife and I have no watched a movie in 5 years. What should we see? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 24, 2012 - 40 answers

Well I gave it five stars David

I've seen very few movies. Educate me about the classics of world cinema. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Aug 15, 2012 - 30 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

Silent film books

What are some good books about the silent film era? [more inside]
posted by garius on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Recent Korean Films Worth Watching

What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jun 13, 2012 - 40 answers

xxx Nothing Is Fucked Here xxx

What are some movie quotes that sound like mantras, maxims, or other sayings, and would thereby make good cross stitch samplers? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 10, 2012 - 129 answers

Live action in a cinema?

Looking for examples of live performances at movie theatres [more inside]
posted by pablocake on Jun 6, 2012 - 16 answers

What are some good movies about Berlin?

What are some good movies about Berlin? [more inside]
posted by chasing on May 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Quality music/cinema receiver driving at least 130w for cheap?

I need a new amplifier/receiver for music and TV/home-cinema. I've looked at the Onkyo "network" range, especially entry level around £350-£400, but I am sure I could get my hands on an amp from a few years ago with all the features I desire, and save a bundle. I'd really appreciate your advice. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2012 - 3 answers

How often do the major film studios release classic movies on blu-ray?

How often do the major film studios release classic movies on blu-ray? Do any of them (Warner, 20th Century, Paramount, etc.) have a releasing schedules or even just noticeable patterns that would help know when my favorites (film noir, golden era Hollywood classics, etc.) might be available in HD?
posted by dr handsome on Apr 26, 2012 - 4 answers

What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps?

What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Apr 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Dorsky & avant-garde cinema

A recent NYTimes article on Nathanial Dorsky has whet my appetite for some avant-garde cinema. Help point me in the right direction. [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Apr 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Realistic Jobs In Movies?

What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 1, 2012 - 40 answers

Treasure + history + adventure + action = awesome

Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
posted by slimepuppy on Feb 18, 2012 - 35 answers

What movie did I watch?

What movie did I watch? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Feb 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for site where I can search for movie showtimes using a map interface

Please help me find a site that lets me search for movie showtimes by geography (not just by zipcode or cityname). [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me ID this band!

Can you help me identify who sings this version of the song Cinema? [more inside]
posted by nataliecay on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Bad sound at Dragon Tattoo

I tried to see Girl With the Dragon Tattoo today, but ran into sound problems on two different screens at the same theater. The symptoms were fairly specific, and I was curious if anyone familiar with cinema sound systems could tell me what the problem was. [more inside]
posted by yorick on Dec 26, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm going to allow this.

Looking for movies with accurate depictions of legal proceedings. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Dec 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Setting up a film club - please help!

I want to put a film club together. Looking for ideas and advice on things I should prepare for. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Nov 30, 2011 - 1 answer

The Thing One, The Thing Two

The discussion on "The Thing" from here was interesting, and I finally managed to watch the 2011 "The Thing 0" movie. It was not as bad as a feared, and I liked how it connected well with Carpenters version. Any other connections? SPOILERS INSIDE obviously, you should have watched both 1982 and 2011 movies. [more inside]
posted by lundman on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for a Bergman interview.

I'm looking for an Ingmar Bergman interview (should be available online) in which he makes an analogy between the depiction of a character in film and a solo partita by Bach. All else I remember is that it was probably shot in the 50s or 60s in b/w and that the person asking questions was a Swedish critic of some sort.
posted by quoquo on Nov 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Do you know of any movies that play on third-person and first-person perspective like in Samuel Beckett's Film?

Do you know of any movies that play on third-person and first-person perspective like in Samuel Beckett's Film? [more inside]
posted by beshtya on Nov 7, 2011 - 14 answers

Steve's Office is as Messy as Mine

Can you identify the random bits of technology in this photo of Steve Jobs' home office?
posted by LastOfHisKind on Oct 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find movies similar to this...

I am looking for movies that contain a lot of self talk. I don't know what kind of movies these are called and I don't recall the movie that I have seen that was like that. But in brief, the story is mostly about the main character how they view the world around them, they talk to themselves a lot and comment on the things that they see, the movie is slow paced, but deep, with the character sometimes having episodes of dissociation from reality, like surreal experiences, flash backs, and a lot of day dreaming. Any clues, suggestions?
posted by convex on Oct 9, 2011 - 34 answers

Crusoe film adaptations and *that* footprint

Robinson Crusoe film adaptations. Which are the best ones? Also, *that* footprint... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

It's not just "our" thing...

What's the best mobster movie for every country (other than America) that's ever made a mobster movie? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Sep 21, 2011 - 31 answers

Artsy Fartsy Films

I recently was browsing the web and came across this now defunct blog. I never knew that people could actually get art films like this and in turn post them on the web (I knew but I didn't know, you know?) Now I want to find a place where I can find these films but I am coming up short. [more inside]
posted by Dauus on Sep 10, 2011 - 5 answers

What WAS that movie???

In 2005, on Delta Flight 627 operated by Alitalia, somewhere between Chicago and Milan, an Italian film was shown to the mostly empty cabin. After six years, I have been unable to locate it -- any help? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Aug 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Sex in movies: how does it work?

Sex in movies: how does it work? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jul 6, 2011 - 44 answers

Pop art and cinema

Looking for obscure gems of pop-art cinema: in the vein of DANGER DIABOLIK, MISTER FREEDOM, and THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN (links somewhat NSFW). [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Jul 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me find a print of a movie for screening in a cinema

I am trying to find a copy of a movie from 1994 in 35mm to screen at a cinema. How would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by bdave on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

On horror

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

Burt Reynolds. Beer Cans. Burping. A lowbrow trifecta.

Burt Reynolds. Beer Cans. Burping. What film was this and where can I find a video clip of this scene on the internet? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Movies where the dialogue is the action?

I just watched the movie Glengarry Glen Ross. What I especially enjoyed was how it focused on tight, intense dialogue as opposed to action - whilst managing to remain a compelling, well-paced movie. I love 12 Angry Men for the same reason. With that in mind, I'm looking for recommendations in a similar vein. Compelling, dialogue-driven, almost play-like movies? It does't matter if it's a well-known or obvious choice - I know jack about movies and haven't seen that many.
posted by Ted Maul on Jun 17, 2011 - 99 answers

Children Are The Damned

A film professor friend is trying to compile an exhaustive list of pre-1968 films where children (NOT teenagers) are characterized as evil. Suggestions?
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jun 5, 2011 - 11 answers

I have an idea for a documentary. Now I just need to see some similar ideas so I can figure out how to do it.

I'm thinking of putting my resources into a documentary on a small quirky themepark that went out of business a while ago. What I need are good examples of feature length documentaries on unusual places so I can see how one would be produced. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 14, 2011 - 8 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

Help me to become the next Ebert....

Hivemind, please help me to become the next Ebert.... [more inside]
posted by Mintyblonde on Mar 21, 2011 - 6 answers

What's the name and origin of the "long Noooooo" shot in film?

Is there a name, please, for the now-clichéd and much-satirized film shot in which the camera pulls rapidly out of a close-up, often moving back and up, while the subject, having just had bad news or seen something dreadful, goes "noooooooooo" rather a lot? We are meant to gather that they are somewhat alone, and not at all happy. Where/when did this shot originate? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Feb 11, 2011 - 19 answers

This book may only exist in my head.

I'm looking for the title of a book about sci-fi film from my youth. [more inside]
posted by Cassilda on Feb 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Name of French Film?

Does anyone know the name of a recent French movie( well maybe 2005) about three gangsters in Paris and a girl who gets involved with them...they ask her to video a heist for them then she becomes one of the gang. They go to Cannes, etc and have a gangsters holiday, then the big robbery they have planned goes wrong at the end (where she dresses as a high class prostitute in a blonde wig) but she ends up in a large apartment by the sea America with a piano full of bank notes
posted by sparkle55 on Feb 5, 2011 - 8 answers

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