What films have identical or very similar shots? [more inside]
When and where was the last new single-screen cinema built? [more inside]
Ancient Britain on film (hill forts, Celts)? Or even earlier (Beaker people, Stonehenge)? [more inside]
Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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
Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace? [more inside]
Are there any major Hollywood actors who take roles in Bollywood films? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Just curious: What DVD commentaries absolutely enhance the movie they're attached to? [more inside]
Please help me remember the name of a 1990s indie film director. [more inside]
Looking for movies that detail the experience of Irish-Americans or recent Irish immigrants to America. [more inside]
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.
Can you help me find more films like Marley and Me--i.e. films about dogs, but made for adults. [more inside]
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]
Looking for "the same, but different" movies or TV shows. [more inside]
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]
Are movie studios inserting beeps into movies shown at cinemas to spot which cinemas have lax security? [more inside]
Is the problem my Cinema Display and if so do I have any hope of fixing it? [more inside]
Help me title my PhD thesis! Cool Photography/Cinema/Camera phrases wanted! [more inside]
A woman's head on an owl's body. What film did I see? [more inside]
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]
How do I improve my film/movie memory? [more inside]
MeFi cinemaphiles, where should I start in Ingmar Bergman's filmography? [more inside]
What was the first movie to use the Verbing Common Noun style of title? You know - Chasing Amy, Raising Arizona, Feeling Minnesota, Being Julia...
Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
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]
Point me to some real examples of the cinematic style parodied in Flight of the Conchords' "Foux de Fa Fa!" [more inside]
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]
How should I go about buying/starting/running a small business? [more inside]
Recommended Oscar live blogs, twitter etc? [more inside]
What are your favorite conversation-fodder movies? [more inside]
I want to learn more about film/cinema. What are my options? [more inside]
Is there any way to use a 24" Cinema Display with an older Macbook that does not have a Mini DisplayPort?
Help me find trash cinema. [more inside]
What were the movies that made you go WOW? [more inside]
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.
Movie ID filter: A Turkish man, escaping poverty, crosses borders into Europe. Tragedy ensues. What's the film? [more inside]
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.
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?
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]
What are some classic, old sci-fi movies? [more inside]
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.
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?
Academic papers and books on the topic of myth in screenwriting? [more inside]