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]
DisplayColorFilter. Two Apple Cinema Displays on one Power Mac. One display has a blue color cast. What do I do? [more inside]
Is there a good website that reviews movie *theaters*, extra points for Massachusetts theaters, [more inside]
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]
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]
Amazing movies of 2008? Has there been any? What have I missed? [more inside]
What is the font used for the title in this poster for Being John Malkovich? Details are welcome - light, bold, etc. Thanks.
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]
Where can I get the best subtitles for My Neighbour Totoro? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
Help me order my queue. [more inside]
What films have the best prologues? [more inside]
I seek recommendations for foreign language films which feature extensive narration or otherwise crisp, clear, lovely dialogue. [more inside]
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]
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]
Where are the best cinemas in Paris? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Can anyone identify this French film? [more inside]
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!
60's movie: Robert Swan? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I'm desperately looking for the name of this contemporary US movie [spoilers within!]: [more inside]
Oh man, I am a sucker for old romances. Your film recommendations, please? [more inside]
Is there some sort of Mac program that can monitor a web forum and update me when there are new posts? [more inside]
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]
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?
What are good examples of sound used as a cue in cinematic history? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
How do I analyze the film "the rules of the game"? [more inside]
What's the best computer display available for connecting an Xbox 360 to? [more inside]
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]
Moviefilter: Recommend some good films set in London? [more inside]
I'm fascinated by changes instigated by movie/tv test audiences. Any good way to find more (or confirm internet rumors)? [more inside]
Besides Fight Club, in which films (comedy, drama, television, or whatever) does a character physically (not metaphorically) beat up himself/herself?
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]
Do you know this classic Russian (Soviet?) film? [more inside]
Please point me towards new trends in cinema, with an emphasis on narrative stuff. [more inside]
Movies similar to "twelve angry men" ?