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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


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

Cinema Display Blues

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 - 9 answers

Is there a good website that reviews movie *theaters*, extra points for Massachusetts theaters,

Is there a good website that reviews movie *theaters*, extra points for Massachusetts theaters, [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Jul 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Getting out of character?

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 - 48 answers

Please, not another boy-meets-girl story with over the top acting.

I'm looking for good Filipino movies (in Tagalog, with English subtitles) that are not cheesy soap operas. Bonus points if available through Netflix. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Jun 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Best movies of 2008 so far

Amazing movies of 2008? Has there been any? What have I missed? [more inside]
posted by extrabox on May 23, 2008 - 38 answers

Was he a victim of typecasting?

What is the font used for the title in this poster for Being John Malkovich? Details are welcome - light, bold, etc. Thanks.
posted by shortfuse on May 7, 2008 - 8 answers

What Are The "Classic" Movies That Modern Kids Will Love?

Give me some suggestions for classic movies that my kids (ages 19 and 15) will enjoy. I have tried so hard [insert martyrdom here] to get them to appreciate the classics, but they mostly seem to react with "meh"... [more inside]
posted by amyms on Apr 20, 2008 - 60 answers

Where can I get the best subtitles for My Neighbour Totoro?

Where can I get the best subtitles for My Neighbour Totoro? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Apr 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me find this mysterious (possibly non-US made) film!

Old Movie Filter: This is the question I joined MeFi to ask. I remember seeing a movie, on actual reels, when I was about seven at school. It has haunted me for the last twenty-two years. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Mar 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Where can I buy L'Etranger?

I know there is a movie version of The Stranger (l'Etranger), where can I order it online? Also, is it any good, if you've seen it?
posted by zenja72 on Mar 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Apple Cinema Display cords vs. Office Chair I: Chair won in TKO. Help me win the rematch!

Apple Cinema Display cords vs. Office Chair I: Chair won in TKO. Help me win the rematch! The end user ran over the DC plug of her Cinema Display monitor. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by joemax on Mar 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Genre flick factory!

Has anyone ever attempted to estimate the total number of films made in Hollywood that we today consider film noir? What about other long-lived genres of the high era of the silver screen? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jan 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Specific, spoiler filled questions about the movie "Cloverfield

SPECIFIC, SPOILER FILLED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MOVIE "Cloverfield". If you haven't seen it and don't want to know details, ignore this thread. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 21, 2008 - 39 answers

I need Dr. Who watching advice.

Help me order my queue. [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on Jan 4, 2008 - 22 answers

Best Cinematic Prologues?

What films have the best prologues? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Dec 25, 2007 - 41 answers

If French is a character, that dude smokes and eats cheese.

I seek recommendations for foreign language films which feature extensive narration or otherwise crisp, clear, lovely dialogue. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Dec 17, 2007 - 21 answers

Two practical questions about North Korea.

Two related questions about North Korea: (1) Can anyone point me to a distributor, collector, or other source of North Korean films, either on DVD/VHS or (ideally) on film? (2) How would I go about directing a letter there? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Oct 22, 2007 - 7 answers

What is the Sky Without the Stars?

Who are some people in the film industry I should be looking for in regards to Director of Photography vs. Film Editor? I've already watched movies specifically for the actors and directors. [more inside]
posted by a_green_man on Sep 26, 2007 - 27 answers

Where are the best cinemas in Paris?

Where are the best cinemas in Paris? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Sep 23, 2007 - 7 answers

The Little Traveling Shot

What is the earliest generally-accepted use in commercial cinema of the following three shots: a lens-based zoom, in or out; a traveling shot using a dolly to follow a scene's protagonist (as in moving from room to room laterally); and a traveling shot using a dolly to effectively create a zoom, in which the framing of the protagonist becomes tighter as a result of a shorter distance to the subject? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Apple Cinema Display + Macbook + 360

I have an old 17" Apple Cinema Display, a first generation Macbook and an Xbox 360. Explain to me as though I were a small child how I can use my ACD (if at all) 1) with my Macbook and 2) with my Xbox 360. I know that there are probably all kinds of adapters involved but I read some past threads and being not at all savvy couldn't really make heads or tails of any of it. Inside there are photos of the port on my computer and the plug on the ACD. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Aug 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me see a web page that's blocked in the U.S.

May I trouble someone in the U.K. to search the BFI download page and store, and tell me if they offer Project Apollo: Manned Flight to the Moon for sale or download? The site doesn't permit access to those pages from the U.S. I'm not looking to commit some kind of international copyright conspiracy; I just really want to see that movie. [more inside]
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot on Aug 1, 2007 - 5 answers

French film

Can anyone identify this French film? [more inside]
posted by levijk on Jul 31, 2007 - 3 answers

Social Justice Films

Recommend me a film with a theme centering around a social justice issue. Preferably fictitious, or at least not a documentary (sorry Michael Moore fans). I realize that "social justice" is a loosely-defined term; basically, if the screenwriter is trying to make a point about a social justice issue, it's fair game. An archetypal example would be The Constant Gardener, but also acceptable would be movies along the lines of American History X, Crash, Children of Men or Gattaca. Thanks, green!
posted by charmston on Jul 24, 2007 - 46 answers

Help me figure out the name of this 60s movie

60's movie: Robert Swan? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Jul 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Is there life after 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry'?

In light of the horrendously awful "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," are there any GOOD (i.e. both funny and non-homophobic) comedies about straight people either having to pretend they're gay or, more generally, about straight people slowly but surely letting go of their prejudices towards LGBT people? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jul 19, 2007 - 43 answers

Home Cinema System??

Home Cinema Question: Im looking to get a HCS for my Sky HD box. I want it to connect to my SKY HD, Xbox360 and Future PS3. Anyone recommend anything? [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jul 17, 2007 - 2 answers

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