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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by mairuzu
on Jan 30, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Academic papers and books on the topic of myth in screenwriting? [more inside]
posted by sumo
on Sep 30, 2008 -
DisplayColorFilter. Two Apple Cinema Displays on one Power Mac. One display has a blue color cast. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe
on Sep 5, 2008 -
Is there a good website that reviews movie *theaters*, extra points for Massachusetts theaters, [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Jul 27, 2008 -
What are some famous/infamous examples of actors getting so into character that they either have trouble getting out of character or the experience does some long-term psychological damage? [more inside]
posted by jrb223
on Jul 15, 2008 -