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Visual Culture Films

I need suggestions for movies to show in a series I'm curating. The series is associated with a Visual Studies program, and so I'm seeking films that relate to visual culture or non-cinematic modes of representation in some meaningful way. In other words, the theme of the series is intermediality. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Aug 28, 2013 - 20 answers

Watch your vegetables first, then dessert

My ten year old wants to spend most of her summer days on the couch streaming TV over our roku. It is a zillion degrees outside with 200% humidity, so I sort of understand the couch potato impulse. How can I direct her so that her couch potato time doesn't spud her brain? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Jul 16, 2013 - 23 answers

The "Drag List" for my kids

I dragged my kids (ages 13, 11, 9) to see Les Miserables. They loved it. What other works should Mean Dad "drag" them to enjoy so that they become well-rounded adults with perspective and taste when it comes to media choices? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Dec 27, 2012 - 37 answers

Jocks, Nerds and Rebels (tm)

To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
posted by Artw on Jul 18, 2012 - 86 answers

Movies about ancient India or China?

Movies about Ancient Chinese or Indian history or culture? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Jan 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Movies on Computing + Culture

Looking for movies for a Computing + Culture course. [more inside]
posted by raheel on Jan 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Life imitates pop culture

Looking to compile a list of movies/books/TV that have either the reputation for, or have actually been seen to have a negative influence on people's behavior. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Oct 10, 2010 - 37 answers

Films Where Gay Actors Play Gay Characters

Which gay characters in mainstream films have been played by gay actors? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Mar 14, 2010 - 28 answers

Mocking School Lunch in the Movies

When was the first time "school lunch" was ridiculed in a movie (most likely a teen flick) or a TV show? We're currently producing a documentary on school lunch, and we know that there was a cultural shift in how school lunch was perceived (great social achievement to grotesque laughingstock). If you can help us identify the first instance of this shift in popular culture, we'll give you a film credit.
posted by jacknose on Nov 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties.

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties. [more inside]
posted by klue on Aug 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Examples of double-meanings in movies, shows, cartoons?

Looking for scenes with dialogue in G-rated movies, shows or cartoons that have hidden references for adults. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 19, 2008 - 43 answers

Books about Down Under

Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Feb 7, 2008 - 11 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

Save me from Disney

How to introduce a little kid to grown-up movies? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Nov 11, 2006 - 44 answers

The Protagonist: An Overview

The Protagonist: What can you tell me? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 8, 2006 - 17 answers

Marching to the see!

Bollywood movie recommendations? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on May 25, 2004 - 10 answers

What does a Producer Do?

Regarding motion pictures: I know what a screenplay writer does. I know what a director does. What I do NOT understand is what a Producer does. Nor do I understand what an Executive Producer does. And how do they (Producers) figure so prominently in blurbs, reviews, and awards? Insight, please?
posted by davidmsc on Mar 22, 2004 - 19 answers

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