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Family Secrets on Film

Documentaries about ordinary people, their secrets and inner lives. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 21, 2012 - 36 answers

Name some examples of humorous tragedies in film and literature

I need suggestions of fictional or non-fictional books or films that deal with illness or dying in relation to humor/the absurd. [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Sep 19, 2012 - 23 answers

And then the station pulls away from the train!

What are some films with hilarious sight gags? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Sep 16, 2012 - 40 answers

Movable camera dolly for iPhone?

Making stop motion animation with an iPhone: Is there an inexpensive camera dolly that will allow one to change the position of the camera (i.e. iPhone) while moving the dolly? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I farm my car out to the movies?

Weird question: Is there a place I can register my newly-acquired vintage car for use as a movie prop? [more inside]
posted by mibo on Sep 6, 2012 - 10 answers

It's closest I'll ever get to time-traveling

Is there a resource online for searching films/shows by time period depicted? [more inside]
posted by stroke_count on Aug 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Need movie suggestions!

What would be a good movie choice? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Aug 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Tyrell Corp logo?

Blade Runner nerd question: I'm trying to confirm that the logo for the Tyrell Corporation that shows up in this google image search is actually found somewhere in the film. Screenshot or time code anyone?
posted by gwint on Aug 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising?

Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Aug 20, 2012 - 31 answers

Film noir-ish writing spots in Manhattan?

I'm looking for film noir-ish locations in Manhattan to sit down and write! [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Aug 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s?

Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s? It was shown repeatedly on either IFC or Sundance in that period. Set in LA, it seems now like a precursor to "mumblecore" films with non-actors poorly recorded with only a bit of a plot. The protagonist was male, shorter, dark-haired, and kind of aggressive in the way he would talk to people; I especially remember he would mostly repeat what other people would say, maybe two or three times, rapidly, with this angry tone. [more inside]
posted by stevil on Aug 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Well I gave it five stars David

I've seen very few movies. Educate me about the classics of world cinema. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Aug 15, 2012 - 30 answers

Everything begins and ends at the exactly right time and place

I recently watched "Picnic at Hanging Rock," which was made in 1975. I loved that although the movie was set in 1900, the makeup and hair was so 1970s - long straight middle-parted hair, cats-eye black eyeliner, frosty eyeshadow, an updo that could only have ever been constructed under one of those bubble hairdryers. What are some other "period" movies where the hair and makeup betray the era it was made in? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Aug 13, 2012 - 71 answers

What's this action/post-apocalyptic Kiwi movie?

Help me identify this recent New Zealand movie about teenagers who return from a camping trip to find their city under attack. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Aug 10, 2012 - 5 answers

DVD recommendation: like "Le Merle" but Region 2?

I'm looking for DVD recommendations - collections of films similar to "Le Merle" but available in Region 2... [more inside]
posted by KMH on Aug 10, 2012 - 2 answers

I Ought to Be in Pictures?

What are the realistic odds of a movie studio buying rights to fiction? What steps could one take to even attempt this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 - 21 answers

Goin' Down the Road

Moving from Ottawa to Toronto. I want to know more about the city I'm about to live in. Bonus question: How do I move my cat? [more inside]
posted by Menomena on Aug 3, 2012 - 20 answers

What's the deal with way they tie up horses in old Western movies?

What's the deal with way they tie up horses in old Western movies? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Jul 29, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me find a possibly Asian AIDS film

MovieFilter: My Google skills are failing me, so help me find a film I saw years ago about AIDS/HIV, where a young-ish man videotapes his daily experiences with AIDS using a handheld camera. It's probably not the blockbuster(s) you're thinking of. More vague details inside. [more inside]
posted by miniraptor on Jul 25, 2012 - 0 answers

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Jul 24, 2012 - 64 answers

Early examples of GPS-type things in movies/TV?

A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

How can my friend get in touch with a movie set designer?

I have a friend who's a mid-career interior designer but is interested in exploring set design for films. He doesn't have a contact, and it's been suggested he get in touch with (via email, presumably) a few set designers he likes, and see if they might advise him as to how they did it and how he might proceed. I looked and saw you can see who did the set design for a given film on IMDB, but as I know very little about the film industry I'm at something of a loss as to how he'd be able to reach those people. Does anyone have any practical advice for how he could find contact info for these people?
posted by supercoollady on Jul 21, 2012 - 7 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

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes.

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes. [more inside]
posted by ndaguiar on Jul 17, 2012 - 0 answers

What was this short 1984 parody film?

What was the short film on the SciFi series Exposure about a man who told his boring work gossip to the screen of big brother in a 1984 scenario?
posted by vash on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

All Things Weird and Wonderful to do in the East Bay and SF

I'm spending a working sabbatical in Berkeley from July 25-August 25. I grew up there, so I have a general sense of places to go, but I'm out of it in terms of what cool organizations/spaces do cool and crazy things that I should keep tabs on while I'm in town in Berkeley, Oakland, and SF. I know about the Prelinger Archive and Southern Exposure and the Roxie in SF, but that's about it. What mailing lists and websites for different places should I be keeping my eyes on while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Japanese film with poison gas and windmills?

Japanese film...colored clouds of poison gas...a village of windmills...what movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

"Ain't Nobody Never Gave Me Nothing"

While discussing the movie Alien 3, a friend pointed out this comedy clip making fun of a stereotype in which black characters end up saying the line, "Ain't nobody never gave me nothing." I'd like to find more examples of this stereotype occurring. Can MeFites name some films where a black character says this? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jul 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Silent film books

What are some good books about the silent film era? [more inside]
posted by garius on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me fool my film camera

How can I trick the auto-exposure setting on my film camera? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jun 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Intro to Amateur Film?

I have an idea for an amateur film project I'd like to try out, only I've never so much as held a video camera. Where should I start learning? Ready to jump in with both feet. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jun 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Color timelines of movies? Where did I see this?

FindThisOnTheWebFilter: I vaguely remember seeing something online where someone converted entire movies into a single long image like a timeline, to better see the colour balance over the course of the movie. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me not be an ass when applying sound to moving/interactive images.

Would you please suggest literature that deals with the theory or practice of scoring music and sound to moving images. [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Jun 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me looking for a film!

I'm looking for an Western animated film. It's a sci-fi movie with humans almost extinct. [more inside]
posted by Thisisbuffalo on Jun 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Can you identify this (possibly French) celebrity?

Who is this? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jun 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find myself, all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Jun 19, 2012 - 15 answers

A SciFi film with or about pipes or tubes?

Name This Film: I'm trying to remember the name of a dystopian/SciFi film I saw years back in the 90s, could have been from the 80s. The premise must have been similar to City of Ember, with a kid or teen in an underground city. I remember pipes or tubes featuring prominently, and think they were in the title too. [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jun 16, 2012 - 5 answers

What Korean / Asian movies and dramas would I like?

I recently saw A Moment to Remember and my interest in Korean (and East Asian more generally) films and dramas has skyrocketed. Can you recommend some Korean (or other East Asian) movies and/or dramas, based what I've enjoyed? I loved A Moment to Remember. I really liked Spellbound/Chilling Romance and Full House. I liked The Art of Seduction, 200 Pounds Beauty, and Dream High.
posted by demagogue on Jun 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Recent Korean Films Worth Watching

What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jun 13, 2012 - 40 answers

I am a sick man... I am a wicked man.

I'm looking for examples of and quotes about cowards and wretches in film, literature, philosophy, and painting. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Jun 12, 2012 - 17 answers

I Need a Screenplay to Produce!

How do I find narratively sound scripts to produce in the Triangle area of North Carolina? (Writers need not be local). [more inside]
posted by spladoodlekeint on Jun 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Screenwriting for fun and not profit.

I have no aspirations of being a screenwriter; I'd just like to write a screenplay. I've been jotting down and scrawling ideas, on and off, for the longest time. How do I connect 1 to 2a to 2b to 3? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Who Is This Actress?

Can anyone help identify this actress? I saw this film a year ago and can't remember what it is! Photo.
posted by rmmcclay on Jun 3, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I find another soundtrack writing job?

How do I go about getting another soundtrack writing job? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jun 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Mama, they took my Kodachrome away

Would it be feasible to restart Kodachrome film production and developing services on a small scale, in the way that The Impossible Project has restarted small scale production of instant film for Polaroid cameras? By feasible, I mean doing it at a scale that would make enough profit to keep one or two people employed to do the work.
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jun 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Who made this short stop-motion movie, and what was its name?

Help me find this short Polish stop-motion film from a few years ago.. [more inside]
posted by Theiform on May 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Philip K. Dick adaptations: what gives?

Why do Philip K. Dick stories seem to get turned into movies at a high rate? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Transfer questions

Transfer, the 2010 German movie: questions! (big spoilers inside; avoid if you haven't seen this awesome movie) [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 25, 2012 - 0 answers

What are the best ways for a cinephile like me to find communities of those similarly interested in film?

What are the best ways for a cinephile like me to find communities of those similarly interested in film? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on May 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Movie musicals without show tunes?

What movies are like "The Blues Brothers" and "O Brother Where Art Thou" in that they have music, but not in the "show tunes" style of most musicals?
posted by TheophileEscargot on May 21, 2012 - 70 answers

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