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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

Italian transcript of Benigni's monologue in "La Tigre e la neve (The tiger and the snow)"

Where can I find the original Italian transcript of Benigni's monologue in "La Tigre e la neve (The tiger and the snow)" when he talk about what Vittoria's death would mean to him? [more inside]
posted by V-Turn on Jun 1, 2007 - 2 answers

finding movie theatres and showtimes in NYC

Is there an easy-to-use site that lists all movies, theatres and showtimes in NYC. Please, God, PLEASE don't say citysearch! [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 27, 2007 - 14 answers

Movie where an art student manipulates her boyfriend and turns this into

I'm desperately looking for the name of this contemporary US movie [spoilers within!]: [more inside]
posted by V-Turn on May 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Suggest your favorite classic romance film

Oh man, I am a sucker for old romances. Your film recommendations, please? [more inside]
posted by sonofslim on Apr 15, 2007 - 48 answers

Learning about old Thai movie theaters

Is there some sort of Mac program that can monitor a web forum and update me when there are new posts? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 31, 2007 - 5 answers

A 1940's movie about three struggling career women?

OldMovieFilter: I'm trying to find a movie I saw a while back. It was from either the 1940's or 1950's. It was about three women trying to make it in a new city... [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Feb 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Danish Sitting Arrangements

A friend was in a cinema in Copenhagen and the seats were numbered left to right 2,4,6,8,10,11,9,7,5,3,1. Is this normal in Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia? If so what is the rationale?
posted by Gratishades on Jan 25, 2007 - 14 answers

What are good examples of sound used as a cue in cinematic history?

What are good examples of sound used as a cue in cinematic history? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Jan 17, 2007 - 36 answers

What is this British movie?

Looking for the name of a British movie I saw about 10 - 12 years ago. Basically, a young Mick-Jagger-look-alike dates various women and redecorates his apartment/house differently for each girl. Thats about all I remember.
posted by holdkris99 on Jan 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Mystery split-screen film

Can you help identify this split-screen movie? It's from at least 8 years ago, featuring a man, his wife/girlfriend, and their baby. Detailed description inside. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Jan 11, 2007 - 2 answers

Why is the CGI in Jurassic Park so good?

Why is the CGI in Jurassic Park so good? Despite being nearly fifteen years old, it's no worse than that in The Lord of the Rings and King Kong, and certainly better than the recent Star Wars movies. [more inside]
posted by caek on Jan 4, 2007 - 29 answers

What makes "the rules of the game" great?

How do I analyze the film "the rules of the game"? [more inside]
posted by njb on Oct 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Making the most of your Xbox 360 on a computer display?

What's the best computer display available for connecting an Xbox 360 to? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Oct 14, 2006 - 10 answers

outdoor guerilla cinema

I need help with my out door guerilla cinema Idea. My thought was Laptop, projector, with bluetooth for sound. But I don't know much about bluetooth headphones... [more inside]
posted by Burgatron on Oct 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Good films set in London

Moviefilter: Recommend some good films set in London? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 15, 2006 - 38 answers

How can I find what test audiences "ruin"?

I'm fascinated by changes instigated by movie/tv test audiences. Any good way to find more (or confirm internet rumors)? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Aug 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Kicking you own ass... for the camera?

Besides Fight Club, in which films (comedy, drama, television, or whatever) does a character physically (not metaphorically) beat up himself/herself?
posted by glibhamdreck on Aug 8, 2006 - 46 answers

What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc?

What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc? [more inside]
posted by jchgf on Jul 20, 2006 - 4 answers

Name That Classic Russian (Soviet?) Film

Do you know this classic Russian (Soviet?) film? [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Jul 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Shift my visual paradigms

Please point me towards new trends in cinema, with an emphasis on narrative stuff. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jun 24, 2006 - 16 answers

which movies are similar to "twelve angry men" ?

Movies similar to "twelve angry men" ?
posted by vincentm on Jun 17, 2006 - 20 answers

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