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What films have identical or very similar shots?

What films have identical or very similar shots? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on May 3, 2010 - 29 answers

Where to go to see the late night double feature picture show.

When and where was the last new single-screen cinema built? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find Ancient Britain on film

Ancient Britain on film (hill forts, Celts)? Or even earlier (Beaker people, Stonehenge)? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Apr 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Lady Helen's Escapade Location?

Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Mar 4, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I optimize a film script for getting sold?

Selling a film script: I'm starting to write scripts, is there any way I can optimize the type of film/story to maximize the likelihood of the script getting sold? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Feb 24, 2010 - 25 answers

Why do bad films get made?

I am wondering how Hollywood movies that end up being complete failures both critically and commercially end up getting all the way through the process of being made and released into cinemas? Why isn't there more quality control? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Feb 12, 2010 - 39 answers

Literature or cinema that takes one through the decades

What are some good miniseries, movies, books, and/or autobiographies which span decades, leaving the reader feeling like they have been on a long, intimate journey? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Feb 1, 2010 - 73 answers

Contemporary Japanese cinema

I'm seeking recommendations for contemporary (last 10 years) Japanese cinema. I'm no so bothered about crazy or ultra-violent manga / manga-style stuff, but open to anything that's really good. Thanks
posted by mairuzu on Jan 30, 2010 - 28 answers

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace?

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 25, 2010 - 47 answers

From Hollywood to Bollywood

Are there any major Hollywood actors who take roles in Bollywood films? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Jan 17, 2010 - 8 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

Best B-movie docs

What are the best documentaries about b-movies, fandoms, and weird or niche interests which often involve a widespread community, such as zombies? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Dec 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Please help me identify a movie using only this vaguely remembered scene

There is a movie I saw very distractedly around 1996-2000, featuring a scene I keep thinking about. I don't remember much beyond that one scene but I do recall the haunting mood of the film. I'd like to watch it again sometime, but can't seem to identify it. [more inside]
posted by mindwarp on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Name that 2002 Japanese Movie

Name that Japanese movie: seen onboard Japan Airlines in 2002-2003. Salaryman becomes obsessed with building a space rocket in his back garden. [more inside]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Dec 7, 2009 - 5 answers

straight from the source.

Just curious: What DVD commentaries absolutely enhance the movie they're attached to? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Nov 9, 2009 - 30 answers

Please help me remember the name of this 90s indie filmmaker

Please help me remember the name of a 1990s indie film director. [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Oct 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Films About the Irish in America

Looking for movies that detail the experience of Irish-Americans or recent Irish immigrants to America. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Sep 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Boombox Cinema

By 1989 the boombox had established a fairly stable place in the pantheon of pop culture cinema, with the releases of both Do the Right Thing and Say Anything. Can you remember seeing (and hearing!) the machine in earlier films? I'm especially interested to learn its earliest appearances.
posted by billtron on Sep 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Films about dogs for adults

Can you help me find more films like Marley and Me--i.e. films about dogs, but made for adults. [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Aug 26, 2009 - 26 answers

What are some of the best Italian movies of the last 30 years?

What Italian movies am I missing out on? I'm familiar with the post-war classics, but it's hard to come by more modern stuff in the States. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Aug 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Same But Different Movies & TV Shows

Looking for "the same, but different" movies or TV shows. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Aug 18, 2009 - 42 answers

Sharlto Copley stars in "My Left Claw"

District 9 has infected me, so to speak. I can pick up on the cinematic influences and the overt South African references, but surely there are more South African influences that elude me. Help! [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy on Aug 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Beeps in a movie seen at the cinema. Why?

Are movie studios inserting beeps into movies shown at cinemas to spot which cinemas have lax security? [more inside]
posted by slater on Jul 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Cinema Display problem(?)

Is the problem my Cinema Display and if so do I have any hope of fixing it? [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Jun 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me title my PhD thesis?

Help me title my PhD thesis! Cool Photography/Cinema/Camera phrases wanted! [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Watched the Birdie

A woman's head on an owl's body. What film did I see? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

80s Adventure, Guess the film...

Another, guessthatmoviefilter. I watched snatches of a movie a long time ago and I have been trying to come up with what it was ever since. It's an 80s adventure film. It came around the same time as "The Little Shop of Horrors". [more inside]
posted by Lucubrator on May 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Increasing Movie Memory

How do I improve my film/movie memory? [more inside]
posted by benji on Apr 28, 2009 - 14 answers

A beginner's Bergman

MeFi cinemaphiles, where should I start in Ingmar Bergman's filmography? [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Apr 27, 2009 - 19 answers

First movie to use the 'Verbing Common Noun' style of title?

What was the first movie to use the Verbing Common Noun style of title? You know - Chasing Amy, Raising Arizona, Feeling Minnesota, Being Julia...
posted by obiwanwasabi on Mar 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Cosy times wanted!

Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 19, 2009 - 14 answers

How do I start a local, open-to-the-public film society?

What is required to start and run a film society that stages periodic, open-to-the-public screenings of classic, obscure and indie films in one's own town? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Mar 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Foux de Fa Fa!

Point me to some real examples of the cinematic style parodied in Flight of the Conchords' "Foux de Fa Fa!" [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Who services the south american cinema industry?

Please help me build a roster of South and Central American Cinema Technical and Service companies. Bonus points for ones with bilingual sites / staff. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Mar 9, 2009 - 0 answers

Help me revive the arts in my comatose little town

How should I go about buying/starting/running a small business? [more inside]
posted by Spike on Feb 25, 2009 - 14 answers

And the winner is?

Recommended Oscar live blogs, twitter etc? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Best conversation-fodder movies

What are your favorite conversation-fodder movies? [more inside]
posted by harwons on Feb 1, 2009 - 42 answers

What can I do to learn more about the world of film-making?

I want to learn more about film/cinema. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by phrakture on Jan 21, 2009 - 13 answers

24" Cinema Display + old Macbook

Is there any way to use a 24" Cinema Display with an older Macbook that does not have a Mini DisplayPort?
posted by ig on Jan 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me find trash cinema.

Help me find trash cinema. [more inside]
posted by whiterussian on Jan 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Must See Movies

What were the movies that made you go WOW? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 5, 2009 - 98 answers

New Wave (not French) Movies

Looking for New Wave movies. No, not the French New Wave. Movies from the 80s and beyond that were significantly influence by New Wave music, including using the music on their soundtrack and having characters that were New Wavers. Some punk crossover is fine.
posted by Astro Zombie on Jan 4, 2009 - 40 answers

What is this film about a Turkish man?

Movie ID filter: A Turkish man, escaping poverty, crosses borders into Europe. Tragedy ensues. What's the film? [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert on Jan 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Foreign Films for Families

I'm looking for good foreign films which are also suitable for family viewing (anything below or barely R-rated). Serious or troubling subject matter is quite fine, but not excessive violence or nudity.
posted by keith0718 on Dec 31, 2008 - 74 answers

Movie selection tools

I loved movies A, B and C and hated movies X, Y and Z. What tools are available out there which will use this information to recommend movies I might like?
posted by vizsla on Dec 27, 2008 - 12 answers

30" Apple Cinema Display with Xbox 360 and PS3 (all HDMI) problems.

30" Apple Cinema Display with Xbox 360 and PS3 (all HDMI) problems. I have bought probably $100 worth of cables and still it doesnt work. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Oct 30, 2008 - 5 answers

GODZILLA!!!

What are some classic, old sci-fi movies? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Oct 29, 2008 - 40 answers

The Han and Cinema

The Han and Cinema I am working on a paper on the Korean concept of Han and how Han is communicated directly or through the use of trope in film and television. Of particular interest are films and television from East Asia, those which feature East Asian actors, and those which are set in East Asia. The definition I am seeking to support or reject is the idea of Han as: The pain of victims that has festered in their hearts for a long time. My ideas thus far: The West Wing (2003) Episode 504 - entitled Han. The Good Earth (1937) In addition to the plot of the film of interest is the fact Anna May Wong was passed over for the role of O-Lan and the pain and woundedness and the sense of "Han" she experienced. M*A*S*H (1972-1983) set in Korea but not focused on Korea. The Korean people are merely a silent witness in the series, they have no voice. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by the_binary_blues on Oct 27, 2008 - 7 answers

What makes an old movie sound like an old movie?

What makes an old movie sound like an old movie? I recently watched Young Frankenstein, and the sonic atmosphere of it was a (to me) convincing imitation of movies from the 30s. The tones of voices, timing of dialogue, even the silences, somehow. I can hear it but I can't explain what I'm hearing or how they might have accomplished this. Can you?
posted by moonmilk on Oct 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Screenwriting: cinema and myth?

Academic papers and books on the topic of myth in screenwriting? [more inside]
posted by sumo on Sep 30, 2008 - 5 answers

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