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Looking without seeing: art appreciation edition

I make an effort to visit art museums very regularly. I love art! How can I make the most out of my visit? I would also welcome suggestions for how to get more out of the books I read and films I watch. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on May 22, 2014 - 9 answers

Unavailable movies, worth screening, that can be legally shown?

What movies aren't readily available via Amazon, Netflix, or similar, but are worth watching and can be booked for a legal public event in the US? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Good mystery movies to watch?

I'd like to get some good mystery movie recommendations from the 80s on. It's OK if they veer toward the thriller, like Michael Clayton, ridiculous like Ford Fairlaine, noirish like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, or are a more standard outing with a strong, interesting, well developed detective lead like Zero Effect. Drawing room mysteries totally A-OK too. Super bonus points if I can stream them now on Hulu plus or Netflix.
posted by jsturgill on May 16, 2013 - 25 answers

More movies that are like Living in Oblivion

I loved the movie Living in Oblivion. What should I watch next? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Feb 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

? Movie scenes with quick cuts and dynamic editorial?

Hi - film and editorial buffs - I'm looking for examples of movie scenes that capture a feeling through a barrage of edits - lots of quick cuts strung together to add up to tell an exciting story. Like a great dinner scene, for example, that could capture the feeling of being there... This is to show as an example of how film and editing can convey mood and energy viscerally. I don't have a great knowledge of films, so I'm coming up blank. Any help would be massively appreciated.
posted by gbeenyc on Apr 17, 2012 - 23 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

I have an idea for a documentary. Now I just need to see some similar ideas so I can figure out how to do it.

I'm thinking of putting my resources into a documentary on a small quirky themepark that went out of business a while ago. What I need are good examples of feature length documentaries on unusual places so I can see how one would be produced. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Most underappreciated movies of the last decade?

What are the most underappreciated (and/or critically-acclaimed but underwatched) movies of the last decade? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Apr 4, 2011 - 120 answers

Examples of short films that work without much overhead?

Short, live-action films that work with limited locations, effects, budget, and actors? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Nov 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Rain and Intrigue

What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer (The Ghost) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Nuance? I don't want no stinking nuance.

I want movies where someone is pushed too far and finally fights back. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 30, 2010 - 70 answers

"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."

What are the very best/most essential books about Alfred Hitchcock? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Aug 13, 2010 - 8 answers

What movie is this?

What's this American movie? I only remember one scene - two guys, holding a third guy in between them (by his legs and arms); they bust in a door, run down a hallway yelling then dump the third guy into a bathtub full of shit. Aired on Australian TV as the Sunday night movie, c1985. [more inside]
posted by goo on Aug 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Did a documentary inspire "Anchorman"?

Did a documentary inspire Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? [more inside]
posted by kakakakarl on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Lady Helen's Escapade Location?

Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Mar 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Help a 13 y/o get to know the Amercian soldier.

What resources (films, books, websites) can I share with my 13 y/o daughter who has expressed a recent keen admiration and care for the American soldier from the Vietnam War era to the present? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Sep 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Best WWII air battle movie scenes

What's the best WWII movies for air battle scenes (domestic or foreign)? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jul 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Give us a clue?

Can you think of any films that include a scene where the characters play Charades, or a similar party game? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 22, 2009 - 34 answers

Assholes in documentaries for the win

The greatest a-holes to ever strut in front of a documentary film maker's camera? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Feb 4, 2009 - 70 answers

Many video formats: success or desperation?

Does a movie studio releasing many, many different video formats (multiple SDVDs, HD DVD, UMD, VOD) of a particular movie indicate that this movie performs well at retail? Or is it more likely a desperate attempt to recoup from a disastrous theatrical run?
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house.

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house. [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Oct 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Better media player for subtitles?

Windows Media Player and Center in Vista suck at subtitles for the old b&w foreign flicks I watch. Subtitles are white and get washed out when the picture is white. Is there a hack or some other media player which will render the subtitles better (outlined or in yellow). (FYI: subtitles for these films show up great on my Sony DVD player.)
posted by keith0718 on Sep 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Sequels That Didn't Start Out As Sequels

Are We Done Yet? was the sequel to an original film, but was weirdly also a remake of the classic Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Along the same lines, Ocean's Twelve was based on an unrelated script first intended as a John Woo project. Can we think of any other examples of a sequel to an original movie starting life as an unconnected film? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Apr 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Residuals for the working man

If Steve Guttenburg never, ever worked again, how much money would he earn yearly? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Jan 21, 2008 - 20 answers

It's never the creepy janitor.

What horror films feature a mystery killer? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jan 1, 2008 - 22 answers

Smart movie recommendation sites

Need help finding a movie recommendation site where the user enters several favorite movie titles, and the site returns results based on other users entering those same movie titles... [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Nov 27, 2007 - 14 answers

wanted: source and wording of a quote. warm fuzzy feelings of helping someone as reward.

wanted: help with the source of and exact wording for a quote. [more inside]
posted by ancamp on Oct 28, 2007 - 3 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

Whither realistic cops on TV and film?

Which cinematographs or televisual serials most faithfully depict the operations of police or detectives?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on May 29, 2007 - 25 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

Help me find this film

A few years ago I saw a movie that I now remember vaguely but vividly. It was sort of an arty drama, and it might have been European. The story concerned a man and a woman vacationing(?) in a house near a beach. The man was in some sort of psychological distress, eventually culminating in some bloody self-mutilation. The title may have referenced Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" in some way, but I could be misremembering. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on May 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Sell short online and on phone

Digital Distribution Filter: It seems that the video on the internet can be put in two groups - the DIY (low production value) and the "produced" (iTunes, etc.) content. I'm pretty sure DIY content producers don't make any $, whereis "produced" content always needs to recoup. What kind of deals do iTunes or AtomFilms make for independently "produced" short film content, e.g. how much of that $1.99 does Apple keep? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Aug 18, 2006 - 1 answer

Hitchcock films

Which films by Alfred Hitchcock are his best?
posted by jimmy on Apr 23, 2005 - 38 answers

Happiness in a Box Short Film Title?

Years ago on atomfilms.com, I watched a little movie that I'd like to find again online. I think it was claymation. It depicted a depressed factory worker who invented some physical, manufacturable form of Happiness. He was happy with his invention for a time, sharing it with friends, but eventually started his own factory making his new Happiness to become rich, at which point he became depressed again. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 1, 2005 - 7 answers

What are some good movies for a halloween party?

HalloweenFilter: What are some good movies for a halloween party? Scary, Silly, you name it.
posted by hughbot on Oct 31, 2004 - 17 answers

Give me tips on how to promote an independent documentary film

Does anyone have experience with promoting an independent documentary film? [no links to, or mention of the film itself... I'm not trying to be that guy -- more inside] [more inside]
posted by cadastral on Dec 18, 2003 - 10 answers

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